May 192016
 
Justice For All

Justice For All

Aimee cut her hair for cancer

Aimee cut her hair for cancer

Aimee Toms is just 22 years of age. She is a young woman with an incredible heart. Recently, she donated her hair for cancer patients. She works in Danbury, Connecticut and instead of Danbury citizens recognizing and praising her for her cancer hair donation, she actually was harassed by a stupid woman.

Walmart Bathroom, Danbury

Aimee with her short hair and sporting a baseball hat went into the public bathroom at Walmart. She came out of the cubicle to wash her hands when a narrow-minded bigot accosted her. The stranger decided to confront her by simply looking at her appearance. There was no polite inquiry into her appearance, and there should not have been in the first place. The arrogant and ignorant woman said to Aimee,

You are not supposed to be here, you need to leave,”’ Aimee described of her encounter with the woman in the Facebook video she posted.

Aimee shared that she was sporting a pixie cut as she had recently donated her hair to a charity that makes wigs for cancer patients. That day she had also worn a baseball hat.

‘So I said, “Yes I do.” And then she flipped me off, and she’s like “You’re disgusting!”‘

Aimee said that the woman then stormed out of the bathroom before any classification could be made.

‘After experiencing the discrimination they face firsthand, I cannot fathom the discrimination transgender people must face in a lifetime,’ Aimee added. ‘Can you imagine going out every day and having people tell you you should not be who you are or that people will not accept you as who you are?’

Aimee’s video has since gone viral, with over 160k views thus far.

People on social media are praising Aimee for sharing her experience and for standing up against transphobia and anti-trans sentiments.

Paula’s additional comments:   Look, I’m trying to make this blog free from one-sided politics, but it is the Republican party of America that has started and continues to harass transgendered persons.  They are doing such a good job, particularly in the southern states (N. Carolina) that the hate is spreading.   Connecticut state where Aimee was harassed in in the northern states of America.  When these politicians open they mouth and spew such hatred, some woman (transgender or not) will be harassed in a bathroom – somewhere!  Let us show our support for all human beings.  Speak up and Speak out against all forms of discrimination.  Thank you.

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