PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – On Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, Rich Zeoli spoke with Kaeley Triller, a victim of sexual abuse who opposes allowing transgender people to choose which public bathrooms they want to use, about a piece she wrote expressing her opinions.
Triller wanted to make clear that many abuse victims feel the same way she does and her objections are not targeted at transgender individuals.
“A lot of the people across the country feel the same way. This has nothing to do with transgenderism. It has everything to do with policies that are really bad and written on subjective terms.”
She stated she would not feel comfortable encountering someone who is transgender in a locker room or bathroom.
“I was sexually abused for ten years of my life. I had to work really, really hard to overcome some of the damage that that caused, just in my ability to function normally or to see things clearly. I knew this would effect a lot of women the same way it effected me. The possibility of being in a locker room situation, in particular, and showering, which is already a vulnerable spot and you turn around and you’re confronted with the male anatomy, that’s a trigger. That’s a legitimate trigger for quite a few victims of sexual trauma.”
Triller said that since her piece was published at The Federalist, she’s been continually harassed online.
“So much of this particular issue is fought on the realm of emotion. Since I’ve come out with this, I’ve called been called an accessory to murder. Children’s blood will be on your hands. Things like that. I get those messages every day. This is such an emotional manipulation. I think that’s what we’re seeing straight across the country. You can’t speak out or you’re a bigot.”