The media’s new favorite pastime is talking about how corporations and celebrities are boycotting states like Mississippi, and North Carolina due to what they’re calling “anti-lgbt” bills. If the media was reporting honestly, they’d tell you they’re anything but. That’s not important, however. What’s important is that pop-culture’s favorite punching bag, the Christians, are once again painted as villains.
Funny enough, while Mississippi’s bill does protect the rights of the religious by allowing them to deny catering to, or hosting services which may go against their religious beliefs – and not at all about keeping the gays down – North Carolina’s bathroom bill has absolutely nothing to do with religion.
As I’ve said before when PayPal withdrew its plans to plant a global HQ from North Carolina, this is not a law that was passed for the sake of hating on transgendered individuals, and everything to do with keeping women and girls safe from creeps, perverts, and worse. Transgender activists say that no transgendered individual has ever assaulted anyone in the history of ever. Media Matters likes to claim that the idea of a transgendered bathroom predator has been debunked, because a group of people said so on the Daily Show…you know…the comedy news program.
Trouble is, while transgendered people in particular might not be sexual offenders, there are plenty of people out there who would take advantage of a law that would allow men into women’s restrooms. I know that, because with a quick Google search, I was spoiled for choice on story after story of a man being busted for spying on women in the bathroom, some of them even claiming transgenderism.
In fact, here are just four examples that happened recently:
1. Man Dressed as Woman Arrested for Spying Into Mall Bathroom Stall, Police Say – VA, Nov 17th, 2015
2. California Man Dressed as Woman Busted for Videoing in Women’s Bathroom – CA, Apr 10th, 2016
3. Man Strips In Women’s Restroom, Says New Transgender Rules Make It Totally Legal – WA, Feb 17th 2016
4. Sexual predator jailed after claiming to be ‘transgender’ to assault women in shelter – Toronto, Mar 4th 2014
Imagine what it would look like if doing this was legal, which is exactly what North Carolina was trying to avoid. The media and transgender activists can throw around words like “civil rights,” and “bigotry” around all day. But in the grand scheme, they should really stop for a moment and take a look at what would follow them through the door should they open it.
Kaeley Triller, a rape survivor, actually faced the worst of consequences as a girl. She wrote about it in an article at The Federalist.
“I read these reports, and my heart starts to race. They can’t be serious. Let me be clear: I am not saying that transgender people are predators. Not by a long shot. What I am saying is that there are countless deviant men in this world who will pretend to be transgender as a means of gaining access to the people they want to exploit, namely women and children. It already happens. Just Google Jason Pomares, Norwood Smith Burnes, or Taylor Buehler, for starters.”
She’s wholly correct, and that’s the point of the transgender bathroom laws. It’s not targeting transgendered people, it’s targeting the scum that would use the identity to hurt people. Triller continues…
“Even if there aren’t hundreds of abusers rushing into locker rooms by the dozens, the question I keep asking myself is, “What if just one little girl gets hurt by this? Would that be enough to make people reconsider it?””
And I believe that’s a fair question to ask. With proof already available to us that harm will occur, why do corporations, celebrities, and activists still push against the laws? They claim they’re fighting for equality, but I don’t see any equality in men assaulting women while they’re most vulnerable. They say they’re fighting against bigotry, but I just see them standing against people who want to see to it that what happened to people like Triller, doesn’t happen to other little girls.
In the end, we all have to weigh which is more important, the feelings of some transgendered individuals, or the physical safety and emotional well being of women and girls.