Potty Training

So, I have a bit of rant. It’s 2016 and I really can’t believe we have to talk about how and where to use the potty. Seriously. I also can’t really believe we’re debating about biological sex and just how far we want to Frankenstein humanity. I can only shake my head in horror at the depths society has fallen that we debate whether it is socially acceptable to mutilate your body, what sort of creature you are once you’ve done that and where it is appropriate for you to pee-pee in the process. Obviously, the biggest buzz about this is Target’s decision to make all their mutli-stall public restrooms and fitting rooms “gender neutral” (BS terminology, by the way…even if you buy into the ‘gender is a social construct’ argument, bathrooms/fitting rooms are SEXED, not GENDERED, key difference), thus allowing fully grown and developed biological males, who may or may not be in drag, into the women’s room. Target has caved a bit to the boycott (I’m willing to bet that has something to do with a 7% drop in sales) and decided to spend $20 million to add single occupancy restrooms to their stores that do not already have one. From my perspective, it’s too little, too late and done with the air of a weary parent reluctantly compromising with an intractable child. “If you must have chicken nuggets for dinner…” “If you absolutely insist on peeing in relative safety…”

Now, if Common Sense hadn’t been quite so viciously murdered by SJWs and the liberal mad scientists who created that monster, it would be obvious what the issue with allowing men with all their original plumbing in the women’s restroom with women and young children is. RIP Common Sense, since evidently folks are not getting it, even some on the right side of the aisle. I was perusing Facebook (I know, I know, I bring it on myself. At least I stayed away from YouTube comments) and came across a couple different things that made me bang my head on the keyboard. Once I deleted the resulting gobbledygook, I sorta went on a tear. Who’s seen this meme?


So, where Obama factors into this I don’t particularly care. Yes, he’s a lefty wacko who is okay with it while hypocritically using tax payer funds to protect his wife and daughters for the rest of their lives from ever having to actually be in that situation. We all know that. This issue, regardless of presidential endorsement, is a societal, community and state issue. I was more concerned with some of the comments, including from some of my fellow right-of-center college pals. One guy had a horribly blase attitude, commenting that he “didn’t care who was in the bathroom with him since he didn’t exactly check out other guys’ tackle.” Well, how nice to know there’s a man code for public restrooms. I feel so much safer dropping my pants at Target with that knowledge. It shows a disturbing lack of awareness or willful ignorance of the issue.

Basically this idiot from Facebook (honestly, I’m not sure why I accepted his friend request, we butted heads a lot in college), if men aren’t making a fuss about about the bathroom situation, then neither should women. By that logic, men shouldn’t make such a fuss about getting kicked in the crotch. From personal experience (long story), it’s not a pleasant experience for women, but it’s certainly not debilitating pain. We’re able to function through it, so men should quit being such babies about it. I think anyone with a basic knowledge of anatomy knows it doesn’t work like that, so why is there this expectation that it should? It’s selfish and lazy thinking to assume what isn’t a big deal for one sex shouldn’t be a big deal for another.

I know it’s not politically correct to say this, but men and women are not the same, physically or mentally. Physically, we on average are weaker than men, in just a muscle to muscle match up. Ask the Marines, they did a study about this. Newsflash, men don’t have to drop everything from the waist down just to pee. Even if a woman in drag uses the men’s room, the likelihood she’d be able to victimize a man while he’s facing the urinal is pretty slim, even if she thought ahead and brought the proper tools (I’ll leave y’all to extrapolate that). A man could conceivably overpower her, even if he couldn’t put his “tackle” away first. If anything, there’s a time honored tradition of men letting it all hang out in battle, so it might even be considered a historical homage. Aside from the fact women have to partially disrobe to use the facilities, if a man attacks us in the restroom, it is going to be much, much harder for us to defend ourselves from an attack, even if our pants aren’t around our ankles. At best, our privacy is violated in a place we’ve been told is a safe to take care of our business and with the proliferation of digital recording devices, easily put on the internet to further shame and endanger us. At worst, we’re put in a dangerous position that can result rape, molestation, assault or worse.

Before it became socially acceptable to let “transgenders” into opposite sex restrooms, if a man walked into the women’s room, Common Sense would dictate he didn’t belong there and security could remove him. Now, any freak has unfettered access to women and girls during private, vulnerable moments and transgenderism protects him. He doesn’t even have to officially claim it, since authorities aren’t even allowed to ask. If a man walks into the women’s room, it’s assumed he’s trans, thus permitted. So while it might not be a big deal to men to share the restroom with a woman dressed as a man, it can be a very big deal to women to share the restroom with men, who don’t even have to be in drag.

I expect that kind of lazy thinking out of the left. It’s their trademark. But, seriously, rightwing? Yes, we’re about freedom and rights, but we also recognize the principle that my rights end where yours begin. We do not live in Rousseau’s savage garden nor do we believe the collective can impose its will on the individual, even in the name of freedom. Our political tradition stems from Locke and his civil society, where certain natural rights, like the right to revenge and the savagery of the wild are sacrificed to form a stable community. Civil society is a balancing act between the individual expression of freedom and the public good. How is allowing men, who at best have a very serious mental illness and at worst are outright predators, into the restroom and changing rooms with partially unclothed females at all for the public good?


Just Thinkin’: Feminist Fail

Okay, so feminist fails aren’t exactly surprising. They’ve been making fools of themselves left, right and center lately, but it’s rare that the average citizen witnesses one first hand.

For a little background, I volunteer at the American History Museum a few times a month. It’s not glamorous, most of my job to telling kids to quit playing on the escalators and giving directions to the restroom, but it’s fun regardless. Anyway, I was wandering around and stopped by a wall display on comedy and how it’s been used to address social issues, particularly women in comedy. Alongside greats such as Carol Burnett and Phyllis Diller, Miss Piggy (yes, the Muppet) was also display with a blurb on her feminist icon status (I won’t go into the fact it’s a pig representing strong women),  when a little girl about 10 years old and her mom came up. Neither were dressed up, shorts, tshirts, mom with no makeup, etc. The little girl asked me if that was the real Miss Piggy and I told her yes. Now, keep in mind, clearly mom didn’t have an overt fixation on “conventional beauty standards” and certainly wasn’t inappropriately foisting vanity on her daughter. The little girl looked up adoringly at Miss Piggy and sighs, “I love her mascara…”

*insert volunteer coughing fit*

Her mom looked a bit uncomfortable and tried to redirect her daughter’s attention to the blurbs about Miss Piggy winning an award for feminism. The little girl nodded but said, “look at her dress, it’s so pretty! And her hair…”

*snicker snicker snort snort*

When presented a chance at feminist solidarity, she went straight for the sparkling evening gown. Even when prompted otherwise. I had to laugh. Just to be clear, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with little girls (or even big girls) liking pretty clothes. Obviously we teach them there’s more to life than vanity, but there’s a certain innocence to a girl admiring beautiful clothes or playing with mom’s makeup or having a Barbie collection. It has nothing to do with impressing men or competing with other women, it’s a simple appreciation of something lovely. That innocence is innate to children. Feminism’s sexual fixation and vitriol is not. If girls are indoctrinated into anything, it’s the dysfunction and hatred the Sexual Revolution and Third Wave Feminism have spawned. It was nice to see a little girl be a little girl and I only hope her mother protects it.