Has this ever happened to you, fellas: All you want to do is spend a pleasant afternoon hanging around in a women’s bathroom or public changing facility, because that’s what you feel compelled to do. But then some meddler goes and calls the cops on you!
Suddenly, it’s like you’re the bad guy. You get your mugshot in the paper and it’s this whole big thing. What’s up with that?
The fine folks at the Target Corporation are listening, and they want you to know that you’re welcome to do whatever you want at their stores:
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…
Everyone deserves to feel like they belong. And you’ll always be accepted, respected and welcomed at Target.
It’s about time! So take note: If you happen to have a penis and a Periscope account, and you want to bring both of them into the ladies’ room at a Target store, feel free. If anybody makes a fuss, just insist that you’re behaving in accordance with your gender identity. Poof! Just like magic, you’re now a girl. You’re now in the right place. Target will accept, respect, and welcome you.
But not everybody will. Some bigots just don’t understand your particular needs. Christine Rouselle, Townhall.com:
Over 800,000 people have signed the American Family Association’s pledge to boycott Target over the company’s policies regarding the use of bathrooms by transgender people…
Target officials say that despite the amount of signatures, there are no plans to change the policy.
Nor should they! Why should the parents of little girls be able to tell a grown man — I mean transwoman — which restroom he should use? I mean she. The last time I checked, this was still the United States of America. Have we learned nothing from Bruce Springsteen?
Just look at the horrific “solution” those AFA transphobes are proposing:
One solution is a common-sense approach and a reasonable solution to the issue of transgendered customers: a unisex bathroom. Target should keep separate facilities for men and women, but for the trans community and for those who simply like using the bathroom alone, a single occupancy unisex option should be provided.
This is nothing more than hate speech. What’s next, separate drinking fountains?
Mind your own business, you Bible-thumpers. If you don’t want women and girls sharing a public restroom with men — er, gender-fluid individuals — then don’t go to Target. Don’t spend your money there. It’s that simple.
Oh, I guess that’s exactly what you’re doing. Well, whatever. You’re still bigots.
Kudos to Target for welcoming a vital but oft-misunderstood segment of American society. It’s the right thing to do, and it’s just good business.
On your mark… get set… lurk!