What a waste of time and energy. This afternoon American Family Association sent out an email blast titled: “Avoid this store: Do your back-to-school shopping elsewhere. According to Tim Wildmon (Don’s idiot son):

On its web site, Target announced, “[W]e 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.”

This means a man can simply say he “feels like a woman today” and enter the women’s restroom…even if young girls or women are already in there. Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims. And with Target publicly boasting that men can enter women’s bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go?

So heterosexual cisgender men will pretend to be transgender. They will don female apparel plus makeup and hair and then go to a Target store to rape women. That doesn’t seem plausible nor does it seem like something that happens. Nor does this allow for someone to gratuitously conclude that they are the opposite sex this morning. It is rubbish.

I am reasonably certain that nobody raises their hand to be transgender. Who would voluntarily submit to the abuse and derision that comes with gender dysphoria? Wildmon is suggesting that someone like Jazz Jennings should use a men’s room. He is fundamentally unable to accept the proposition that some people have conflicting gender and anatomy. Fuck all of the scientists and medical professionals. Tim knows best.

Do not think for a moment that this has anything to do with the safety of women. That is unadulterated bullshit. This is about superstition—the religious binary of men and women. There is nothing new or novel about transgender people. The Hindu Upanishads mention them in sixth century writings (the dates are extremely uncertain).

AFA has stuck themselves in another moronic boycott. Like all of the rest it will be unsuccessful. Yet Wildmon will ultimately conjure up some idiocy to claim some sort of victory.

By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.