A netizen writes a lengthy open letter to trans woman Gretchen Diez who sparked the discussion on SOGIE equality bill after she was stopped by a janitress to use a public restroom designated for females in a mall in Quezon City several weeks ago.
In his social media post, netizen Pidz Cabrera told Diez that she chose to be a trans woman so why the latter is asking the other people to adjust for her.
Cabrera believes that Diez is pushing for special treatment at the expense of the rights of other people.
According to him, there are more people deserved to receive special treatment and attention than Diez, especially people with disabilities who didn’t choose to be in the first place.
You can read his post below:
“DEAL WITH IT…
Pinili mong maging iba, taliwas sa kondisyon kung paano ka pinanganak… Walang pumilit sayo, hindi ka pinuwersang mamuhay ng ganyan… Ikaw ang nagdesisyon na gawin yan, ikaw ang pumili. Ikaw.
Ngayon, bakit kailangan ibang tao ang mag adjust at mag adapt?. Bakit kailangan maghirap ang iba at maapektuhan ang pamumuhay ng marami para sa mabuhay ka ng komportable?
Hindi equality at acceptance gusto mo.. Special Treatment at the expense of others.
Masyado kang concious sa mga rights mo, kumusta naman rights and privacy ng iba?
Maraming tao pinanganak with special needs. Di nila pinili yun. Wala silang magagawa. They are born with disabilities. Walang taong gusto ipanganak ng bulag, lumpo o may kapansanan. I guess they are ones who need special treatment.
Hindi ikaw na pinanganak naman ng normal at maayos pero piniling mamuhay ng iba sa normal at sa estado ng iyong kapanganakan. Yours is not a disability but a lifestyle choice. Wala kang kapansanan. Hindi mo kailangan ng Special Treatment.
Expressing your self is ok. Being different is ok. Being true to your feelings is ok. Demanding equality and rights is ok. But remember, YOUR RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES ARE LIMITED BY THE WAY THEY OBSTRUCT WITH THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS.
DEAL WITH IT. YOU DECIDED TO LIVE THAT WAY. DEAL WITH IT…”
Several netizens reposted the open letter of Cabrera and one repost reached 75,000 shares on social media.