Woman launches foul-mouthed tirade in Target over bathrooms 7



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A video of a woman has gone viral after footage of her protesting Target’s rules about transgender bathrooms surfaced on the internet.

The mother of 12 marched through an American Target store with her family holding a bible in her hand and shouting about Target’s “wicked practice” of allowing transgender employees and shoppers to use the bathroom they feel most comfortable in.

Shocked shoppers looked on as she yelled at the top of her voice and accused Target of “opening its bathrooms to perverted men”.

She said “what Target has done is very hateful” and called the store a “dangerous” place for mothers to bring their children.

The video has sparked debate in Australia where the rules around bathroom use in both public and in schools has been in the spotlight lately.

As it stands, registered transgender people in most parts of Australia are entitled to use whichever bathroom they identify with.

This has caused problems for some people though who say these laws expose vulnerable people to danger.

Some have expressed concerns that woman, in particular, could become targets in gender-neutral bathrooms, saying it opens the doors to predators looking for easy access to their targets.

As part of the government’s Safe Schools Anti-bullying program the topic of transgender children and gender-neutral bathrooms caused friction between many parents and teachers who failed to see eye-to-eye on the topic.

Studies have shown that trans people face an alarmingly high rate of abuse and discrimination and many are hoping that gender-neutral bathrooms could be answer to what has become a huge issue for them.

Others though say it raises too many concerns and possibilities for dangerous circumstances to occur.

Target responded to the woman’s outburst, saying it stands by its decision and welcomes transgender people into their store.

“We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity,” the company said.

“We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.”

Do you think every store and shop should have gender-neutral toilets? Would you feel safe or unsafe in a gender-neutral bathroom?

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  1. I don’t see any relevance in this story to Australia. Target Australia belongs to Westfarmers, which also own Coles, Kmart and Bunnings, so where is the connection to Target USA? If there is a connection in the businesses, there is surely no connection with the attitude of the people involved. I couldn’t imagine Australians marching around a shop with a Bible in hand protesting about bathrooms. We have to make allowances for our American cousins, they are a little wacky and extremist, not unlike the fun police in some Middle Eastern countries. Fortunately they have no power, but you can imagine what they would do if they did have power.

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    • Why, Why, Why do Americans refer to toilets as “bathrooms”? They even seem to have “bathrooms on aircraft…can’t they say the word “toilet”??
      Are they so disgusted by the word “toilet” that they cant say it??
      Toilet, toilet, toilet etc etc.

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      • Vic, a lot of European countries have their toilet in their bathroom – thus they use the word bathroom as it’s “all inclusive”

  2. Yanks are such wowsers! The ‘Bible Belt’ is inhabited by some seriously ‘weird’ people.

    But I do wonder where these transgender persons’ have been up to now?
    Did they ‘not exist’ over the last two Millenia?
    Have they all just ‘come into being’?

    Going off on a tangent here, BUT I’m sick, tired, & fed up to the back teeth, of Companies’, using the word ‘guests’, for their customers’.

    They need to look at the OED to check what defines the word ‘guest’, & it sure ain’t someone who PAYS, mostly BIG $$$$, to fly, stay in an hotel room, eat at a restaurant, etc etc etc!
    Just SOOOOOO over it!

    Maybe I should ask an Airline here who uses the word ‘guest’ in all their advertising, if they’d give me a FREE air ticket, around Australia, no, hell, ‘Around-the-World’ with their overseas’ branch, as I’m a GUEST!
    I bet I know what the response would be!

  3. And you hold a bible in your hand and say all this you are just terrible let people be themselves when it comes to transgender I just think its wrong what you was doing back then live and let live I say . I support transgender people

  4. I support transgender etc!…but I am uncomfortable with sharing bathrooms or change rooms. Anyone can claim to be transgender.

  5. Who would know if the person standing next to them in a queue for a toilet cubicle is transgender?
    Do you peer into the face of the woman next to you?
    Do you pick up her skirt, pull down her knickers and inspect?
    Would you get down on your knees in your cubicle and peer up under the dividing wall to see if the woman peeing next to you is a male?

    WHAT A LOAD OF RUBBISH! You wouldn’t KNOW if someone transgender was using the restroom when you were.

    It is my opinion that women are in a lot more danger from heterosexual MEN. Since so many restrooms are down long, frequently poorly lit passage ways and next to the men’s toilets, the chances of getting molested by a “natural” male are much more likely.

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