Note: This may be all social conservatives need to know. Donald Trump came out today in support of allowing men into your daughter’s bathroom. "There have been very few complaints the way it is. People go. They use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. There has been so little trouble.” Mr. Trump needs to read some of the stories linked at the end of this column.
The title of this column sounds too bizarre to be true, but true it is.
The nation’s second-largest retailer announced yesterday that its fitting rooms - yes, the private rooms where your daughter goes to try on clothes - will now be open to men.
And if you have a problem with that, you’re the one who’ll get in trouble.
Here’s what Target said in its statement (emphasis mine): “Inclusivity is a core belief at Target. It’s something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.”
Unless you’re a caring parent who doesn’t want your daughters exposed to sexual perverts in the dressing room, in which case you won’t feel accepted, respected or welcomed at all.
Target has now created the entirely likely scenario that sexual deviants will begin loitering around women’s dressing rooms at Target until they see an object of their fancy go into the fitting area, at which point they will follow them in.
Or they’ll hang around one of the bathrooms at Target until they see an unaccompanied nine-year-old girl go in while her mom is shopping for some new dinnerware.
If accosted by an irate parent, they’ll simply claim they are feeling like a woman that day, and if you have a problem with that, he’s calling the police and you’re the one who’s going to get sued for transphobic discrimination after Target management throws you out of the store.
Curt Schilling, a Hall-of-Fame-worthy pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, was fired yesterday by ESPN by complaining on Twitter and in a Facebook post about the kind of men the new transgender insanity will let into women’s bathrooms.
As the New York Times explained,
The post showed an overweight man wearing a wig and women’s clothing with parts of the T-shirt cut out to expose his breasts. It says: “LET HIM IN! to the restroom with your daughter or else you’re a narrow-minded, judgmental, unloving racist bigot who needs to die.”
To that, Schilling added: “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the p****, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
In firing Schilling, ESPN said it “is an inclusive company.” That is, unless you believe in sexual normalcy and keeping perverts out of women’s locker rooms. Then suddenly ESPN becomes quite exclusionary and utterly intolerant.
If Target officials wants to expose our wives and our daughters to sexual perverts, I suppose that’s up to them. But there is absolutely no reason why the rest of America should cooperate with them.
Now Target certainly does not want the publicity of lawsuits over pedophiles approaching young girls in bathrooms or dressing rooms. We can all help Target avoid such unpleasantness by shopping somewhere else.
This is far from a theoretical issue. Here’s just a sampling of stories about what can go wrong with dangerously misguided policies like this. From the American Family Association’s Action Alert:
Here are examples of what Target's policy can lead to:
KTLA.com: DA: Cross-Dressing Man Secretly Taped Women at Macy’s
Western Morning News: Cross-dresser branded 'high risk' to women
NBC Connecticut: Teen Coerced Into Food Court Bathroom for Sex: Cops
Abc7news.com: POLICE: CALIF. LOCKER ROOM SUSPECT USED DISGUISE
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Greensburg man who photographed cheerleaders to be tried
UPI.com: Cross-dresser arrested in bath house
St. Petersburg Times: Cross-dressing man sentenced for battery