Self-Identifying: The Stupidity of the New Target Cave-In

Target sign
Target sign

One of my friends went to Target store today and tried to self-identify as a Target employee, but was told he would have to show credentials. Yet he told the cashier and the store manager that if he were to self-identify as a woman, he could walk into the women’s restroom per the new rules Target put in place yesterday.

Target is one of the first to cave in light of LGBT laws or bans that have caused strife in the last few weeks. Target, have you thought how gross this can be? Mothers won’t want to take their kids anywhere because a “guy” could be in their bathroom or they won’t let them go in alone for fear of predators. Gender-neutral bathrooms is just a restructuring of corporate policy…or so they say.

“In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways,” the statement said. “Most relevant for the conversations currently under way, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”

The bathroom question turned into a national debate after North Carolina enacted legislation in March to restrict who could and could not use men’s and women’s bathrooms. Proponents of the law believe it’s needed to keep potential sexual predators out of the bathroom of the opposite sex. Opponents say it’s insensitive to transgender people, who don’t identify with the gender on their birth certificate.

According to Target, everyone is welcome. Sounds like a seeker-friendly church. Oh wait…this isn’t church. This is a department store. Get over it.Target, didn’t you know you’re discriminating by only allowing one type of self-identification? I want my 10 percent employee discount… just because. The 2 percent of America gets to

Target, didn’t you know you’re discriminating by only allowing one type of self-identification? I want my 10 percent employee discount… just because the 2 percent of America gets to self-identify, while the 98 percent majority have to be silent.

Photo Credit: Mike Mozart

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Melanie Grunwald
When not blogging or volunteering her time for conservative causes, she runs a home editing business and can be seen poring over various clients' documents as well as playing piano, making cards, and spending time with her family. She continues to educate herself on pivotal issues in the world since gaining her college degree and being raised in a military family, which taught her the value of dedication, hard work, and citizenship.