Target Stores recently announced they have a new policy regarding the use of the restroom and changing room facilities at their stores. It reads in part:
We believe that everyone—every team member, every guest, and every community—deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally. Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals, and opposes action that enables discrimination.
In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.
In response, over 650,000 people have now signed a petition up at the American Family Association pledging to boycott Target (654,735 at the time of writing this).
The issue for most people is not transgendered people using the bathroom.
The issue is criminals who pose as transgendered people in order to gain access to restroom and changing facilities they normally would not be allowed to go into in order to seek out potential victims.
While the politically correct liberal left likes to pretend this never happens, they are simply wrong.
As the AFA points out, there are numerous cases where this exact thing has happened.
After the Ontario government passed a gender identity bill dubbed the “bathroom bill” in 2012, a 37-year-old man posing as a transgender using the name “Jessica” was able to gain access to women’s shelters where he sexually assaulted several women and peeped on them while in the shower.
More recently, a 33-year-old man was charged in 2013 after he dressed as a woman in order to secretly videotape women in the restroom at a California Macy’s. The same thing happened back in 2010 when a 29-year-old man who did not attend Berkeley dressed up as a woman in order to get into the university’s locker room where he used his cell phone to take pictures of women changing.
And these are just a few examples. In fact, here are even more examples:
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Greensburg man who photographed cheerleaders to be tried
UPI.com: Cross-dresser arrested in bath house
Target has also failed to clarify what qualifies for evidence of someone’s gender identity, seemingly leaving the door open for pretty much anyone to use any bathroom or changing room at any time in a Target store without question.
It seems like a ridiculously obvious way to give predators access to victims in one of the most vulnerable places you can go in public: the bathroom.
Concerned “guests” (as the store refers to its customers) have lit up Target’s official Facebook page in a boring post about soup demanding clarification on the policy:
Many hundreds more left comments also saying they (and their families) were going to boycott Target, or at the very least, not allow their children or wives or sisters or mothers or grandmas or aunts or female friends to go to the bathrooms alone in the store anymore.
Even at 3 a.m., people are boycotting Target.
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