Stacey Dash: 'Transgender people violate human rights'
Actress Stacey Dash has advised transgender people to urinate in bushes, claiming their public bathroom breaks disregard the rights of others.
In recent months American politicians have introduced legislation in Mississippi and North Carolina mandating transgender people relieve themselves in communal restrooms designated for the gender they were at birth.
The new laws have upset many and some celebrities have boycotted the states to protest the new guidelines, but the outspoken Clueless star has chimed in on the hot topic with a shocking suggestion.
"OK, then go in the bushes," she says in a new ET Online interview. "I don't know what to tell you, but I'm not gonna put my child's life at risk because you want to change a law. So that you can be comfortable with your beliefs - which means I have to change my beliefs and my rights? No."
Stacey went on to explain she is an adamant supporter of measurements like North Carolina's Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, aka House Bill 2, which was signed into law in March (16), because she feels transgender people who want to go to the bathroom in public toilets appointed for their adopted sex "infringe upon" her rights "too much".
"It's tyranny by the minority," she insists, after declaring transgender people make a choice to transition into the opposite sex. "Why do I have to suffer because you can't decide what you wanna be that day? It's your body! So, it's your decision, right? We all make choices."
In addition to feeling violated by transgender civil rights issues, the conservative Fox News contributor also has a problem with discourse surrounding the modern feminist movement, asserting the pursuit of equal rights for men and women actually emasculates males.
"We are the most powerful creatures on the planet, women," Stacey argues. "That's why I hate when they (critics) say I don't get this, I don't get that. I'm like, 'Come on! We have the men. We raise the men. So, let's start letting them be men'. Stop trying to be men. Let's be women. And let's let men be men. Let's empower them to be men, because I feel like they're falling away."
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