Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Talk about closing the gate after the horse escapes...

Here is a quote from a Target rep in response to a man caught filming a woman under the women's dressing room door at Target in Knoxville: "As soon as this incident was brought to our attention, we immediately partnered with local law enforcement.” 

Just think, Target, if you didn't allow men to use the women's dressing rooms and women's restrooms, this more than likely wouldn't have happened in the first place. The rep's words are nothing more than an attempt to close the gate after the horse runs away.

By the way, this is not a statement against transgenders as that is not what concerns me in particular. What concerns me is that creeps like this man who can take advantage of Target’s "inclusive" policy because the store chain now has no say in keeping men out of women's places.

But who cares about our safety as long as Target (and other retailers who have jumped on this bandwagon) can appear to be politically correct at the cost of common sense, privacy and safety. I miss Target actually, but I haven't shopped there since I stopped feeling safe there, not to mention that I just cannot financially support places that blatantly disregard the well-being of the many over the few. I don't see places like Target doing anything other than reporting incidents after the fact, rather than doing all in their power to prevent them in the first place. What a shame and what a disappointment.

It seems that some female customers of these sorts of places have not received the truth yet: You do not have any assured privacy any longer in changing rooms or restrooms at places like Target. Many women, however, do already have that information and have made the quality decision not to shop at places that value their image in the eyes of powerful activists more than the safety of girls and women who want to try on clothes or go to the restroom without having a man standing there, or worse. Hopefully, as more women realize the truth, they will express their concerns by closing their wallets to these places.

Target has already lost billions in stock value and millions in revenue in sales in stores since implementing its ‘inclusive’ dressing room and bathroom policy, despite its claims that the two are unrelated. Maybe it will take the stock slipping so low that Target will actually consider putting safety first to bring back their value. Until then, we should continue sending Target the message of what really matters most. 

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