In recent discussions, there have been questions regarding the treatment of different groups when it comes to engaging in inappropriate behavior, particularly in front of children. It is important to emphasize that everyone should be held to the same standards of appropriate conduct, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic. This includes instances where concerns have been raised about certain behaviors at transgender ‘drag shows.’ Let’s explore the topic and highlight the significance of focusing on behavior rather than identity, while also considering the protection of certain groups.
- Behavior over Identity: The primary focus should be on appropriate behavior, regardless of an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. It is universally recognized that inappropriate or provocative behavior is deemed unacceptable, irrespective of these factors.
- Concerns for Child Well-being: When discussing inappropriate behavior in the presence of children, it is crucial to consider its impact on their well-being. Children may feel confused, uncomfortable, or distressed when exposed to provocative behavior from adults. Therefore, prioritizing their emotional safety and providing appropriate guidance and support is essential.
- Legal Consequences: Engaging in inappropriate behavior, regardless of identity, can have legal implications. Charges such as indecent exposure or public indecency may apply when behavior violates established laws and social norms. The legal system should hold individuals accountable based on their actions, irrespective of their identity.
- Social Backlash: Public reactions and social backlash often follow instances of inappropriate behavior, regardless of the identity of the individuals involved. Society expects individuals to adhere to appropriate conduct, and when behavior crosses those boundaries, negative consequences may occur.
- Organizational Response: Event organizers, institutions, or authorities should respond consistently and impartially to inappropriate behavior. Measures should be taken, regardless of someone’s identity, to address the situation, ensure the safety of those involved, and prevent similar incidents in the future.
Conclusion: If individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, engage in behavior that is inappropriate, such as twerking, or engaging in sexual mannerisms mimicking stripper-like conduct in front of children, it should be addressed accordingly. Such behavior is deemed inappropriate for any adult in the presence of children and may have legal consequences. We have all seen the pictures and videos from the parades and celebrations of the LGBTQ+ community, plastered over social media. and they have crossed a line and gone too far. When individuals attempt to criticize such behavior, they are often accused of having phobias or are shamed in an attempt to silence them. The use of those tactics has become less effective and is losing its impact.
If women or men who identify as straight heterosexuals were dancing, twerking, and engaging in sexually suggestive behavior mimicking that of strippers in front of children, they would be subject to potential legal consequences.
So, why are members of the transgender community allowed to engage in such behavior, and what drives them to do it in front of children?