Target announced this week that transgender customers are welcome to use the bathroom that matches their gender identity while shopping at its stores in New Jersey and elsewhere.
“We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity,” the company said in a statement.
The company said the policy applies to fitting rooms, too.
No one is taking into account that people who identify as transgender account for 0.3 % of the population in the US. While 17.7 million American women have been victims of attempted or completed rape. This entire debate is a red herring and the issue here is VERY clear that woman WILL be at greater risk of rape. NO WOMAN should have to live in constant fear of being raped because a law, or an “idea” allows men into a woman’s public bathroom or fitting room. PERIOD.
Via RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)
Every 107 seconds, another sexual assault occurs.
There is an average of 293,000 instances (victims age 12 or older) of sexual assault each year
68% of sexual assaults are not reported to the police
98% of rapists will never spend a day in jail
Be it that you “identify” as the opposite sex or not, what you were born with, IS who you are. Science will back that up 100%. Women will become the “target”. Sexual predators use every excuse under the sun to get what they want. This just opens another door for them to do just that. As a rape survivor, it is one thing to forgive an attacker and quite another to leave that door open for more sexual assaults. That is a door that needs to be bricked up and cemented over. No woman should have to be placed in that situation by a store looking to pump up its profits by appealing to the nonsense of the fad of the day that doesn’t apply to the entire society at large.
As Target clearly opens the door for abuse of women, I am closing my door to shopping at Target.
EDIT TO ADD:
If a person can’t deal with, or refuses to deal with who they were born as, how then can that person demand that others deal with it?
My post has nothing to do with the choice some make, to take on an identity one was not born with but rather the ramifications of the decision to not deal with accepting the fact one was not born as they wish, and the effects it places on all of society. We all have to take Personal Responsibility with the choices, good and bad that we as individuals make. When we refuse to accept our own personal issues and blast all society for them, its called being irrational. If one as a transgender, can’t deal with who they are, as they were born, how can there be any rationality in forcing others to accept them? Its not to say that we don’t accept the fact that they, as we all are, are human beings with dignity. Every human on earth should be shown and treated with dignity, love and mercy. When we give into irrational choices, hoping it will just go away, the problem becomes magnified and all society suffers for it in other serious ways.
.When we cater to irrational behaviors, we ourselves are being irrational. It in fact is codependency. Its becoming very clear, this is what our society today is suffering with as you can see it in the enacting of laws today, which support irrational behavior along with people, business and outlets supporting them..