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Mom misses point of bills to protect trans people, dresses up as a pirate… for some reason

Joseph McCormick April 17, 2016

In a bizarre show of ignorance, a mother from Washington has posted a photo of herself in various costumes to prove that… well we’re not quite sure what her point is.

Kristi Merritt was responding to anti-LGBT “religious freedom” bills passed in Mississippi and North Carolina.

The latter state’s bill actually rolled back a local ordinance protecting the right of trans people to use a gender-appropriate bathroom.

Merritt’s Facebook misgendered trans people, claiming that trans women are “men in dresses”.

In the original post, which was shared over 30,000 times, she wrote: “A man in women’s clothes does not make him a woman. Men should not get to be in our bathrooms or lockers!”

She dresses up as football player Russell Wilson, poses with a sign that reads: “Does this make me Russell Wilson?”.

Then does the same with a (offensively stereotyping) ‘Mexican’ costume.

After she puts on a pirate costume, Merritt asks: “Does this make me a pirate?”

This is what she ends with, showing that she clearly doesn’t know anything about the issue she is addressing.

Dress

Of course the gesture has been celebrated as “extremely sassy”, and a really clever way of making a point… by others who also have no idea what they’re talking about.

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