posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 02:30 AM
Speaking from a woman's point of view:
The thing is there is nothing in the rule, of course, which states that you have to be "dressed as a woman" to enter the women's bathroom, because
that's just not a reasonable expectation. Even cis-gendered women don't always "dress like a woman". Which means that a man who looks very much like a
man can now enter the ladies room and the Target employees will not try to stop him, will not ask him what he is doing, and they certainly won't ask
him if he is trans because that would be outrageous.
Try not to set up straw man arguments here: the fear is not of trans people. The fear is not even really that cis people will dress as the opposite
gender so they can sneak in, though a few teenage boys will probably do this just to say they did. The concern of most people I talk to is that openly
male men, dressed as men, will now be allowed freely walk into the ladies room without any concern that anyone will stop them. Because they won't! The
unintended consequence of this new rule is that the Target staff are no longer allowed to stop an openly male cis-gendered man from going into the
ladies room. Whereas before, such a person would have been prevented by the staff (and by cultural convention) from doing so, to protect the ladies in
there from rape/assault - by CIS gendered people.
That protection has now been removed, and THAT is what all the furor is about.
We could really care less if a trans person is in the bathroom with us. We don't want MEN in the bathroom with nefarious motives, with no one stopping
them or even noticing that they went in.
edit on 29-4-2016 by OuttaHere because: (no reason given)