‘It Happened to Me’: How Transgender ‘Bathroom Bills’ Discriminate Against Women by Allowing Men in Women’s Spaces
Houston pastors’ victory shows “Gender Identity” laws should influence elections
By Donna Miller
The Houston pastors’ response to their power-grabbing lesbian mayor Annise Parker’s recent acts of intimidation has been an event from which we should learn far-reaching lessons. A national controversy erupted after Parker issued subpoenas for the sermons of city pastors who sued her after her administration dubiously blocked a citizens’ petition campaign to repeal a pro-homosexual/-transgender “equal rights” ordinance she strongly supported. This historic incident:
While these so-called “anti-discrimination”/”gender identity” laws are presented to limit discrimination, these radical laws and policies discriminate against women by forcing them to endure public indecent exposure. Do you know any other law or policy that a sets apart rules for less than 1 percent of the population (transgenders), but another huge portion of the population (women and girls) are told that they must endure men’s publicly indecency – all in the name of civil rights?
Since America is having national elections tomorrow (November 4), it is important to see which politicians support a national bathroom bill (affecting every community in America), the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA).
The U. S. Senate passed this horrendous law in 2013, and Americans can verify how their senator voted at this link. The U. S. House of Representatives introduced this bill, and the sponsors by every local representative of this bill can be found at this link.
In America, at least 18 states plus the District of Columbia have enacted statewide bathroom bills. Again, these bills were presented as warm and fuzzy ‘inclusive’ anti-discrimination laws. I would love to see the reaction of a politician’s wife who experienced a biological man in her bathroom. After all, men are taught since little tykes that public bathrooms are not a private situation. For women, however, a bathroom is one of the most private places in the universe – and it should stay that way!
Bathroom attacks of women and children are at epidemic level. Most of these attacks are by predators. After studying predators for years, I have learned that they use anything to gain an advantage on their victims.
Supporters of these bills say that it is NOT transgenders committing the attacks. Critics of the bill say that predators will pretend to be transgender if it will give them access to victims. Here are stories that allegedly support that argument [Emphasis added]
“SAN DIEGO — Police Sunday arrested a 30-year-old man who was wearing a pink tutu when he allegedly attacked a woman in a toilet stall at a Big Lots store in Clairemont.”
“TORONTO – A biological man claiming to be ‘transgender’ so as to gain access to and prey on women at two Toronto shelters was jailed “indefinitely” last week after being declared by a judge a “dangerous offender.”
“Under the name “Jessica,” he was able to get into the women’s shelters, where he sexually assaulted several women in 2012, the Toronto Sun reports.”
I must admit that I have a dog in this race. I had a preview of “bathroom bill” experience a few years ago. While visiting relatives, I went to a local restaurant-–an everyday occurrence for most people.
This time, however, a man entered my multi-stall restroom, and proceeded to act like he was in the men’s room. I still remember the paralyzing fear I felt that night – women know instinctively that men are stronger than themselves. The image of the man exposing himself is also not a picture that I have easily forgotten.
Below is my summary of this experience:
One night my sister and I went to a family steakhouse in the Wilmington, NC area. I went to the ladies’ restroom alone. It was an older multi-stall bathroom, and the doors had large cracks so that you could see who was coming and going.
I was stunned when I saw a 20-something-aged man open the stall directly across from mine–and he didn’t close the door! I knew he wasn’t lost because there are NO urinals in female restrooms.
He proceeded to drop his pants, and I could see his fully nude backside. The image of this stranger’s naked body is imprinted on my brain in the same manner that pornography stamps brains.
In a matter of seconds, I tried to digest what was happening:
I was so shaken by the experience that my body was reacting like someone in serious danger: my heart was racing out of my chest; I felt clammy all over and I was shaking like an aspen leaf in the fall.
I wish I could say that my response to this visual and psychological assault was like an educated culture activist. However, I was so shocked by his actions that I stood frozen behind the door shaking uncontrollably. He finally left.
When I came to my senses, I went outside the restroom to report it to the manager. I could only remember the man was wearing khaki shorts. With more than 100 people in the restaurant, that description did not help, and we could not locate the man.
As a writer on culture issues for traditional values groups, I had studied the current craze of allowing gender-confused men in women-only spaces. This occurs when governments and companies pass laws, ordinances, and company policies giving sexual behaviors civil rights protection (equal to race and religion) to transgenders by adding the terms “sexual orientation or gender identity and expression.” Transgender is the “T” in the homosexual “LGBT” movement.
I knew that neither Wilmington (nor the county encompassing it) had “bathroom bills.” North Carolina does NOT have a statewide law allowing this travesty either. I later checked the N.C.-based restaurant’s company policies, and it appears they do not have this protection as company policy.
This experience caused me to examine bathroom bills differently. The truth is simple: women and girls can be forced into the situation I described above–and worse–wherever these bills or policies are in force.
Incidents at everyday places where these “men in women’s spaces” could occur are:
Since the incident at the restaurant, I have studied attacks on women and children (especially in bathrooms) for about five years. What I have found is that bathrooms are one of the TOP stops for attacks by predators.
Predators go where they know they will find victims, and these bills or policies are gifts to predators! Remember that when voting in ALL elections – and tell others.
Donna Miller has been a child advocate since 2002, and is currently forming a resource company called OVERCOMING PREDATORS NETWORK (OPN). Miller led a national campaign, “No More Child Porn,” which opposed films exploiting children made in her home state. She has been involved in projects for Americans for Truth and Concerned Women for America, and written articles for Movieguide.org. To reach Miller by e-mail, write: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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