Saturday, May 14, 2016

Restroom deja vu


When I was a child in the deep south, the Democrats were in power, segregation was the law, and service stations  had three rest rooms.

  • On the side near the front was the LADIES
  • On the side further back was one labeled GENTLEMEN
  • Around back was a third restroom with COLORED on the door. This was for blacks of both genders.

Reason eventually prevailed, and the third restroom was eliminated. HIS & HERS, as it should have been all along.

Now the Democrats are telling us again we need only one restroom.

XX's, XY's, and whatever are all supposed to share.

How, in the name of common sense, with the history of politicians and coaches preying on boys, can we as a society enhance opportunities for pedophilic men to prey on little girls?

Do we really want that voyeur who was watching the female sportscaster in the next stall because he says he is getting in touch with his feminine side today?

Gimme a break!

2 comments:

Elizabeth Hanson said...

Well put! What I don't get is how people don't get this. It's not about gender or non gender equality. It's about creating the perfect crime scene. The problem will be people who will take advantage of this new opportunity to hurt people. It's like putting up a sign that says "We Welcome Pedophiles. Stop By Here."

Lauren Ventosa said...

Wow, it's so interesting how just a few decades ago we had colored restrooms. It's amazing how fast things can change in our society. Thanks for that perspective.

For me, I like the separation between men and women restrooms. I've seen certain businesses have individual restrooms that were unisex, which I am also ok with. If anything, I prefer it just so that I have that extra privacy.

The government has no authority to dictate to businesses who they should be letting into their bathrooms. I'm fine with allowing businesses to choose how they want to set up their restrooms. If Target wants to support a free-for-all, fine. Let them lose customers and profits. That's their own choice that will lead to their own demise.

North Carolina's laws only reinforced the freedoms we have in this country. To choose to discriminate. And for good reason.