posted on Aug, 16 2018 @ 11:51 AM
a reply to: UpIsNowDown
This is an issue that is very close to me.
I have spent the past 8 years or so working with people with disabilities like autism.
I would like to bring this up in a different context.
When the trans bathroom debate was going on, I warned people that this was the begining of a much larger issue.
People were saying that schools and other public places had a duty to provide proper facilities to trans people, even if it incurred great costs.
My point was why stop there, what about people with autism.
As you video correctly points out, things such as bright lights loud sounds, and many other things that are normal to most people in public can
severely aghitate or hurt a person with autism.
So what is the duty of public facilities in ensuring that their buildings are accessable to all people, including those with autism?
If they have to have special bathrooms for a small precentage of people, shouldnt they also remove all broght lights, louds sounds, and other things
that make their building unaccessible to people with autism?
Or are trans people somehow more important than autistic people?
The point is, although it may seem cruel, at some point a line has to be drawn that says the detriment to the vast majority of the population through
costs or loss of facilities outweighs taking every single consideration for every single type of person.