A coalition of states, led by Texas, sued the federal government after it issued a policy that required government schools to allow boys pretending to be girls into girls’ restrooms and other private facilities, and vice versa.
A judge ruled in the coalition’s favor in August, blocking the policy. Ken Paxton, the attorney general in Texas, said the plaintiffs are willing to go “all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to.”
Paxton and other Americans with common sense and a respect for individuals’ modesty, privacy, and safety understand the indecency and the safety risk of allowing men to walk into facilities where women expect privacy.
Target, which jumped on the absurd “transgender” restroom bandwagon, decided to spend $20 million to add more single-occupancy restrooms after a backlash that affected the store’s bottom line. Although “transgender” customers still have access to opposite-sex restrooms, men and women who don’t want to go along with the pretense can use the single-occupancy restrooms.
But what about the changing rooms?
A man in a Texas Target store used his cell phone to record a woman trying on clothes in a changing room. This is the second reported incident Texas. Another man recorded a teenage girl in a changing room. Men in other Target stores in different states have been accused of spying on women.
Civilized people think it’s a good idea to separate the sexes in these public and semi-public facilities, even the ones pretending.
“After this latest incident, I hope Target finally recognizes the importance of protecting its customers, especially in environments where they can be at their most vulnerable,” Paxton said in a statement last Friday. “I am offering them the resources of my office to help assist them in improving their safety procedures.”
Unfortunately, Target likely won’t change anything over these “Peeping Tom” incidents. A prolonged and more widespread boycott might make a difference.