How You Can Tell Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills Aren’t About ‘Safety’ At All

(Content Warning: Sexual assault, rape culture)

(Note: This comic has been transcribed below.)

We’re not falling for the lie that banning transgender women from women’s public restrooms is about protecting cis women from predators.

Check out who’s telling us these lies, and you’ll know exactly why we’re seeing right through them. This comic reveals who’s really behind these bills – and the sexual assault statistics they would be addressing instead if they really cared about doing something about rape.

When these bills are actually upholding rape culture instead of helping dismantle it, it’s clear that they’re not about “safety” at all.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

The Bathroom Bill Paradox

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M. Slade is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism. He is New York-based cartoonist and illustrator. Aside from creating artwork for EF, he also has a weekly webcomic about his experiences realizing he’s a trans man: Adventures In Genderland. M.Slade also works as Co-Head Editor for the Independent Publishing Section of, and you can find his articles here. In his spare time, he can be found nerding out about video games and cartoons, or crying while petting his cat. You can check out his website here or his Tumblr here. Check out his EF comics here.