A photograph by Meg Bitton perfectly encapsulates the hypocrisy inherent in the new anti-trans bathroom laws in North Carolina.
Featuring a young transgender girl named Corey Maison, the photo has been shared over 18,000 times and received over 30,000 reactions since being shared on Facebook April 26.
If this was YOUR daughter, would you be comfortable sending her into a men’s bathroom?”
“Neither would I. Be fair. Be kind. Be empathetic. Treat others how you would like to be treated.”
After being inundated with comments, Bitton added several edits to her original post:
“Second Post: I guess I need to edit this post. Corey IS TRANSGENDER.
Third Post: for those STILL not able to understand: If this was YOUR daughter, would you be comfortable sending her into a men’s bathroom? Neither would I. Corey Maison is transgender. She was born with male anatomy but identifies as a female. Under the new laws, SHE would be forced to use the men’s room. Therefore, I would not be comfortable sending HER into the men’s room if she was my daughter. Be fair. Be kind. Be empathetic. Treat others how you would like to be treated.
Fourth Post: Corey helped with her make up AND I edited the image FOR her, the way SHE would like it. Not for me and certainly not for any of you.
Fifth Post: It is impossible to moderate this post, try as we may. I want to delete it as badly as I don’t want to delete it. I decided to let Corey’s mother make that call and she asked for it to stay to raise awareness so it will. PLEASE BE ASSURED that I do not in anyway support the trolling insanity I am seeing here and I VERY MUCH appreciate all the positivity around Corey as does she AND her family.”