Magician Explains Trans Bathroom Rights To Kids

magician explains trans bathroom rights with peanut butter and jelly jars on a table

Justin Willman, a magician, explains the trans bathroom rights issue simply so even a ten year old can understand


Justin Willman is a magician and a trans rights activist. In his latest video he takes something that most (American) kids can understand, peanut butter and jelly, and uses an analogy to explain the issue.

“You know I’ve heard there’s parents out there who are super uncomfortable explaining complex issues in the news to their young children,” Justin begins.

“I’m going to do it for you.”

Justin turns and is suddenly in a studio with a jar of peanut butter and a jar of jelly which contain peanut butter and jelly respectively. Lifting up two black containers with the letters ‘PB’ and ‘J’ written on each, Justin puts the peanut butter in the PB container, and the jelly in the J container.

“Now this is where the peanut butter goes, we know that because it says PB for peanut butter.”

Putting the jelly in the J container, Justin explains “And this is where the jelly goes, we know this because it says J for jelly.”

Here’s where the magic begins. After lifting the PB and J containers several times, the peanut butter jar appears under the J container, and the jelly jar appears under the PB container.


Show Some Goddamn Respect

“Peanut butter, what are you doing? That’s not where you’re supposed to go.”

“What’s that peanut butter, you say you’re actually jelly,” Justin intones, amazed that the peanut butter jar now contains jelly.

“And jelly, you’re actually peanut butter. Oh man. I’m so sorry I violated your privacy.”

“I guess it doesn’t matter what it says on the jar, we should just show it some goddamn respect and call it peanut butter ’cause it didn’t choose the jar.”

“Kids I know this seems so simple, but there are some f***ing idiots out there who just can’t comprehend this.”

“They think that the peanut butter is going to pretend to be jelly just so it can sneak over here and listen to the jelly pee and just jerk off. That’s not what this is about Dad!”

“If it’s peanut butter, let it pee with peanut butter. If it’s jelly, let it pee with jelly. Got it?”

“Ok, explain it to your parents,” Justin finishes, turning around the black containers that now have men and women bathroom symbols on them instead of PB and J.

Check out the video below to see why what’s on the inside matters:


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