The Bathroom Agenda’s War on Women
Since August 2016, retail giant Target established themselves as a leader in the transgender “pick-your-own-bathroom” movement. And in those 18 short months, Target’s allowance of men to enter women’s bathrooms unhindered has racked up a troubling number of sexual crimes against young women and children. Even with this trend, Target remains steadfast in allowing men to enter the ladies dressing and restrooms.
Another unfortunately uncommon news story came out of Chicago in the last week of March. A man entered the women’s bathroom – where a young girl was being watched by her mother – and then forced himself into the stall occupied by the child and exposed himself to her. He ran away before police could arrive. To many, this may sound like some twisted scene from horror story, but this crime took place on a Sunday afternoon in a busy Chicago retail store. What’s worse, though, is it is only one of over a dozen crimes committed nationwide in nearly as many months of Target allowing men unquestioned access to women’s bathrooms.
One Target shopper at the time of this incident said, “It’s very sad. Children are innocent. …It’s wrong. It’s pure evil no matter how you look at it.” This man’s views are echoed by most common-sense Americans who know that these sexual violations against women and little girls will continue to occur as long as retailers like Target allow men free and unrestricted access to women’s dressing rooms and restrooms.
In February, Walgreens pharmacies nationwide announced they would begin to allow customers to choose their restroom of choice, regardless of biological sex. The new Walgreens decision stems from an earlier incident in which a woman claims she was discriminated against. Even without legal threats, Walgreens decided to adopt this policy nationwide, conforming to new laws in California that demand businesses allow people to use the restroom of their choice.
Walgreens and other retailers would do well to learn Target’s lesson. In late 2016, Target faced massive backlash and their stock plunged. The American people won’t be fooled by this radical agenda. Most shoppers recognize that these bathroom policies are dangerous put women and children at risk, and we expect their consumer dollars to speak loudly in 2018.