…or my stance on this whole mess.
I don’t usually do these political posts, but I did one on feminism killing chivalry on my person blog here. Needless to say, it caused a lot of stink. If you are easily offended, you may not want to read my political rants. They are my opinion and they are unfiltered. This means it may strike a nerve. Also, keep in mind, I approve all comments, and if your is full of insults, curse words, and you’re lashing out at me because you don’t agree with me, it won’t be approved. I believe in honest debates and discussions, and I don’t abide name calling and verbal assaults.
Now, on to the the topic that seems to be the main distraction going on.
The NC Law and Target…
So, North Carolina passed a law forcing those who are transgender to use the bathroom according to their gender on their birth certificate. Target now has gender fluid bathrooms. This means they are telling the public they can use the restroom according to the gender with which they are comfortable. One seems reasonable (Target). The other is just plain backwards (NC). WAIT! Before you start commenting, read the whole post.
I will do my best to explain my take on this.
I can’t even begin to list all the ways this is backwards, close-minded and so, so wrong. I mean it’s so wrong it couldn’t possibly be justified in a millennia worth of lifetimes. North Carolina’s lawmakers didn’t think this through at all. This is a prime example of a knee-jerk reaction. You can’t tell someone they are relegated to using the bathroom of their birth gender. You’re creating problems the likes of which haven’t been seen. How, you ask? Think about how many people have had sex changes to become their opposite sex. Be honest out there. How many of you did NOT think of this? This means men, who have gone through all the operations and now look completely like a woman, even below the belt, have to walk into a men’s restroom simply because “male” is on their birth certificate. This goes the same way for all the females who have completely changed into males. I’ll let that sink in. A woman, who is now a man, has to walk into a woman’s restroom in NC because it says “female” on his birth certificate.
*waits for a few seconds before continuing*
What about the people who are in transition? You know. The ones who are taking the hormones and look like the gender they identify with except below the belt?
Didn’t think about that, did you? I’m even going into how you enforce a ridiculous law such as that.
“If anyone is allowed to ‘claim’ an identity of a gender not their own, they will have unlimited access to anyone they so choose. A woman could claim to ‘identify as a man’ and YOUR little boy could become 1 in 9 in an instant. A man could claim to ‘identity as a woman’ and have instant access to myself and my daughters. BAM. I am 1 in 6 and my little girls are 1 in 9.”
(Quote from MaryfromMartha.com)
I have to admit, I thought this way before I really sat down and had a good think. Everyone has knee-jerk reactions. Everyone has those opinions that come out immediately after something happens that promotes visceral reactions. I am not immune.
First of all, even though there are stats out there about women molesting boys, the fact is more men molest boys than women. (“An estimated one in 20 teenage boys and adult men sexually abuse children, and an estimated one teenage girl or adult woman in every 3,300 females molests children.” –childmolestationprevention.org) The point I am trying to make here is that there are women out there as depraved as men. Not as many, but they are out there. Also, if a man has the urge to molest a child, it typically won’t be in a public place. I am not saying it won’t happen in a public place. I am just saying it’s more likely to happen where no one can walk in on the one doing it. They know it’s wrong, but they don’t want everyone knowing what they are doing. Why do you think they swear the victims to secrecy? Why do you think more molestations go unreported?
Rape is about power. Most rapists don’t give a shit where they are. They get off on the power they have over their victim. These people could care less if they walk into a bathroom of the opposite sex in dress or as themselves. Don’t delude yourselves. If it’s going to happen, it will happen regardless of time, place, or setting.
Did you just do a double take? Before all these special interest groups started bringing things to light, you could have been using the bathroom with a transgender this entire time and didn’t even have a clue. Why?
- They don’t announce they are transgender.
- There are no trumpets. There is no drum roll, and they certainly don’t hold up a sign or wear a button or shirt that says, “I’m transgender.”
- There are stall doors,
- and if you are trying to strain to see through the gaps in the door, guess who the pervert is. *shrugs* Just saying.
You didn’t have a problem with homosexual people using the same bathroom as you.
Why? For the same as the first reason above, they don’t walk into public places and announce they are gay. They just don’t. You weren’t afraid of homosexuals molesting your children in public bathrooms, or at least, I haven’t seen any protests about giving homosexuals their own bathrooms. I don’t remember tons of parents yelling in protest. I did see hate crimes and literal “gay bashing”. Shame on all of you who did that. They are people, too, and so are transgender people.
This will open the door for people to claim to be something they are not.
This is not new, people. Again, the depraved and members of society longing to do harm to others have found every excuse and way in the book to do so. John Wayne Gacy posed as a clown to attracted boys to kidnap, molest, and kill. Some pose as a parent that has lost their child, or a person who has lost their pet, and you’re worried about bathrooms? These people will concoct any story they can think of to get your children or you.
Don’t blame Target. Don’t boycott them. Do protest the NC law though. That is completely stupid and ill thought out, seriously.
Until next time,
The Mad Woman