Target, Transgendered People in Your Bathroom, and Gun Control

I was going to write an actual post about this, but to be honest I just couldn’t get my thoughts together on paper because every time I started to write I just got annoyed by the flagrant disregard for consistency and logic being used by the people saying that these laws make it easier for child molesters or rapists to prey on people.

Here’s a shocking fact, much like mass shooters that don’t care if the school, church, or public building is a “gun free” zone when they start shooting, pedophiles and rapists don’t care if a public restroom is unisex, single gender, or allows transgender people entry. If they were wishing to lay in wait in a bathroom to prey on a child or woman (or man, let’s have some equality here) they were going to do it whether or not the law (or the store’s rules) allowed transgendered people to access the bathroom of the gender they are presenting as.

So unless you are one of those people that favor gun control, because you think “gun free zones” are going to stop criminals from shooting people (guess what, the entire country is a “rape free/child molestation free zone” and somehow it still happens), getting worked up over the risk of transgendered people in your bathroom leading to your child being molested is a little ridiculous.

Oh well, I guess I could write my thoughts down after all. However, here’s the video anyway. Excuse the rambling, I made it in my car, before I had my first cup of coffee.

 

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6 Comments

  1. What about the fact that we notice people out of place? If a man walks into the ladies’ room, we assume he’s either there to clean it or to cause a problem. If someone is in there to do harm, he’ll immediately be spotted and because it’s naturally “against the rules” he’ll have a hard time not being noticed.

    If transgendered and any who “feels” that today is a good day to change sexes (as in pedophiles, pervs), is allowed to come into the restroom, not only will it become “expected” to see them there (as the rights of others go out the door), but people will also be hesitant to speak up lest they be accused of profiling.

    As political correctness stands today, you can’t accuse someone of a race (besides white) to be a criminal of any kind. If you dare to do so, you will be labeled a racist. so, more people keep their mouths shut because no one wants to create an issue.

    Progressive doesn’t mean progress. Sometimes it means, moving forward without considering ALL of the implications.

    As it stands, if transgenders are already using the restroom, why create a LAW that creates more problems? I realize that the NC proposition is to protect against transgenders using the restroom, but it really should have been labeled as a way to prevent people from taking advantage of the loophole.

    If you look at all sides, you can clearly imagine where this is going.

    • Here’s the thing though, you need to be aware of your surroundings and anyone around you, regardless of their gender. You can get beat to death by a group of girls in a high school bathroom just as easily as you can be raped or molested by a strange man in the bathroom. http://pix11.com/2016/04/22/teen-girl-beaten-to-death-in-high-school-bathroom-identified-ripamy-hashtag-trends/
      Most boys are molested by other men. Should grown men have to use a separate facility because of a miniscule chance that one of them may be looking to molest a young boy?

      And no, progressive doesn’t mean progress, it means government growth and control. Which is exactly what you are aching for when you want the government to dictate who can and cannot use a bathroom.

      And in the case of transgender people using different restrooms, they are generally doing so because of the gender they are PRESENTING as (as in a MtF person is dressed as in women’s clothing, wearing makeup, etc.) not just because they “feel transgendered” today. So keep an eye on anyone in a bathroom that you find suspicious all you want. Frankly I’m uncomfortable in ALL public restrooms, no matter what the gender of the person in the next stall is.

      If a guy comes into the lady’s room I am probably going to keep an eye on them, if they aren’t dressed as a woman especially. You are vastly oversimplifying what being transgender means and why they would want to use a different bathroom.

      My point is that allowing transgendered people to use the bathroom of the gender they are presenting as doesn’t put anyone in any more danger than they were before. If you are seriously concerned about the safety of your child this much, then they were in danger before this too and you should not be letting them go to the bathroom alone anyway.

    • How about this:
      What about the fact that we notice people carrying guns? If a man walks into the room with a gun, he’s either a cop or we watch him more closely to make sure he’s not there to cause problems. If someone means to do harm, he’ll immediately be spotted and because it’s naturally “against the rules” he’ll have a hard time not being noticed.

      If everyone carries a gun, not only will it become “expected” to see them there (as the rights of others go out the door), but people will also be hesitant to speak up lest they be accused of profiling.

  2. Regardless of one’s personal opinion on transgenderism, the government definitely shouldn’t be regulating the bathroom. If Target wants to allow transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice, then that is their decision to make as a private institution. In general I think the easy solution is: if you look like a female, use the female restroom; if you look like a male, use the male restroom. For example, if you are a mtf transgender who is not currently passing as a female (as in you are dressed and look like a man), then people are going to feel weird when you enter the women’s room because they will be unsure of your intentions or identity.

    Still, if a place of business does not want transgender people using the same bathroom as their identified gender, then I don’t see any reason for the government to get involved either, as that is still their decision to make as a private institution. One of the beauties of a free market is that not everyone has to agree on a single worldview for society to run smoothly. For people who care really strongly about it, those who feel uncomfortable using the same bathroom as transgender people can go to the businesses where that is not allowed, and those who want it can go to the businesses where it is allowed.

      • Yeah, I agree, I think it’s dumb to get so riled up about something that doesn’t affect you at all. What one person chooses to classify themselves as or where they choose to go to the bathroom doesn’t hurt or help you one way or the other (except possibly to make you feel uncomfortable, but no one has a right to feeling comfortable). If Target has cheaper prices on the item I want, I couldn’t care less about their bathroom rules. The problem I have with leftists (though the same could be said of many right-wingers) is that they try to impose their worldview on everyone by force. Their vision of the future is a totalitarian one, in which those who disagree with them should be excluded from legitimacy and subjected to forced re-education (or “sensitivity training” as they call it). If you want people to come around to your way of thinking, then you have to persuade them. But until you do, if you want society to keep running, then you need to be capable of respectful disagreement, which seems more and more rare these days.

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