The Pacific Justice Institute issued a statement in which they said, "a trans person in the restroom is 'inherently intimidating and harassing.'" I think that statement, as written, is somewhat flawed. First off, the words "trans person" are very vague. I imagine they might well, for example, include me in that, and yet, I use the restroom regularly without intimidating or harassing anyone. Further, I do not identify as a "trans person."
And, some who might properly be identified as a "trans person" and who might self-identify as such would also be able to use the restroom without being "intimidating and harassing." But, I would completely agree if it were reworded as, "a trans person in the restroom can be inherently intimidating and harassing."
What would make a difference? Why is this true in a case like the one in Colorado, but not, perhaps in other cases? The answer is simple. In the case in Colorado, there has been no real attempt on the part of the student to assimilate as a female. He is, as they say, "out, loud, and proud." This is a continuing problem with the transgender extremists. They not only are out, they make sure everyone knows their history. They don't attempt to fit in as women...they force their situation in everyone's face.
And that is how some, like Mr. "Cristan" Williams, Mr. "Autumn" Sandeen," Mr. "Dana" Taylor and others want it. They not only don't care that they are making women uncomfortable, they seem to take delight in it. And this is just wrong.
When I transitioned, I went to great lengths to make sure that I was not causing a problem in using the women's room. The thought never occurred to me to see it as an inherent right. If I had not been able to assimilate, I am not sure what I would have done. But, I seriously doubt I would have been able to continue my transition.
Now, we have kooks like Mr. Williams and Mr. Sandeen who go out of their way to not assimilate. They seem to treasure the shock value of being known as "transgender." It is the focus of their sad little lives, and if that makes women uncomfortable, they are all the happier, claiming it as some sort of "teaching moment."
I believe it is time for a return to sanity in this area. If someone is not going to make an effort to actually assimilate as a woman, then they should stay out of women's spaces. If you have not had surgery, then you should not be in a place where a woman might see you nude. And if you are told you are making women uncomfortable, then you should take corrective steps to prevent this. Otherwise....well, you are just acting like man, and a rather nasty one at that.