Conservative Male “Activists” Are Storming Womens’ Bathrooms At Target Stores To Prove A Point
In case you needed a reminder of how skilled human beings are at being idiotic bigots who make everything about themselves, the American Family Activists (the AFA), a group of so-called “Family Activists” have been sending men into Target women’s restrooms to prove a point about trans bathroom rights.
Aside from displaying their willful ignorance about what it means or feels like to be a trans person in a violent cis-normative world, what exactly is the point these self-proclaimed activists are attempting to prove?!
Their intentions allude to the deeply misguided but commonly echoed misconception that letting a trans person use the bathroom is on par with unlocking the door for sexual predators. The AFA created a petition to boycott Target over these concerns which received an alarming million signatures, which has already created a toll on Target with 4% less people saying they’d shop there.
The AFA’s director of government affairs Sandy Rios shared her toxic and misinformed views on the debacle:
“I think there’s no question that when you say that there are no barriers in the bathroom, and that if men or women feel like they are men or women, the opposition of however they are equipped, and you have no restrictions, the net effect will be that people will not be stopped. We already have people testing this, going into Targets and men trying to go into the bathrooms. There is absolutely no barrier.”
So the logic is they are having cisgender men lie about their gender in order to gain access to women’s restrooms in order to prove that predators can easily access women. Essentially, all this is proving is that these men are willing to openly out themselves as bigoted potential predators. They’ve even taken obnoxiously smug videos showing off their “activism.”
Hey, idiot. If you’re so concerned about Target letting you into the same bathroom as little girls, why don’t you fucking stay out of it?! This shit is beyond infuriating and terrifying as hell for the safety of trans people who might be further targeted. Not to mention the confused little girls these men seem to be so concerned about.
Sadly, in lieu of their official policy Target employees aren’t allowed to restrict these numb-nuts from invading their bathrooms with the fear-based “activism.” I’m sure Target employees already had enough of the run-of-the-mill reasons to dread their work-week before these mouth-breathing idiots desperately clinging to their perceived masculinity came to save the day. I’m going to go dump some ice on my head, because this shit has got me too fired up.