Transgender Bathrooms and the Real War on Women


You’ve heard it before.

Don’t think it’s awesome to abort babies? You’re engaged in a war on women.

Don’t want to pay for someone else’s abortion or birth control? That’s also part of the war on women.

Don’t think a baby should be aborted just because she’s a girl? Somehow, that is also part of the war on women.

Even if a woman is making the argument.

Opposition to abortion is framed as a “war on women” because only women can have babies.

Men can’t be “burdened” with a pregnancy for biological reasons; therefore, it is a matter of equality to ensure that women can’t be either.

Underlying this entire argument is the belief that some issues are unique to women.

In fairness, the fact that women and men are different is something that the left and right have long been able to agree on.

Until now, perhaps.

You may have heard that the Washington State Human Rights Commission (HRC) recently issued a mandate that all schools and public accommodations open up their bathroom facilities based on gender identity rather than biological gender.

Presented as a step toward inclusion for those who experience gender dysphoria, the premise underlying this rule is in direct conflict with everything the left has always said about women and women’s rights.

By issuing this rule, the HRC notified women that “women’s right to privacy” does not extend to public bathrooms.

Women are now being told that it is wrong for them to be uncomfortable if the person in the locker next to them at the local gym has a penis. They’re just supposed to accept that “in his head, he feels just like you.”

If a woman is unable to overcome her prejudice, the mandate requires her to be removed from the locker room so the man won’t feel judged.

This new mandate is not simply a war on an individual woman’s right to privacy in the bathroom, it is a war on womanhood in general. Indeed, the transgender phenomenon is an attempt to force the world to accept that being a woman is nothing more than a feeling.

People are running for President today demanding “equal pay for equal work.”

Volumes of federal and state laws have been written to ensure equal protection for women in every area of civil life.

The federal government and most states have programs designed to help businesses owned by women.

Most universities in America have “Women’s Studies” programs that encourage students to understand issues unique to women.

Then, in that same university, you’ll walk down the hall and see a sign outside the bathroom reminding you that there is nothing—not even anatomy—that is actually unique to women.

So basically, the message is that, “Being a woman is very special. But the really good news is that, anyone can be a woman!”

After all, Caitlyn Jenner was named “Woman of the Year” by US magazine in 2015.

We’ve all heard about the war on women.

And there may actually be one.

But it might be worth revisiting whether it is being waged by those insisting that every baby girl has the right to her first breath, or by those trying to convince you that every man is only an outfit change or plastic surgery away from being part of the sisterhood.

Or maybe I’m just being a man—if there is such a thing.

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10 replies
  1. Deci bells
    Deci bells says:

    A cat will always meow.
    And a dog will always bark.
    And communists who are anti gender (anti life) will always try to change that. Stressing the word “try” but will fail. After all this fight is not between liberal and conservative politics,
    It is a scrap between nature and Marxist anti nature.
    The Monsanto types who wish to change a tomato into a pineapple are a house of cards.
    But The first and only step needed in destroying that agenda is to say there is no such thing as a male who is a woman. Thus you have walked away from the nonsense.
    And soon your cat begins to meow again as clear as crystal, as you munch your pineapple down.

  2. Andrea
    Andrea says:

    I recently had an experience regarding the whole transgender bathrooms garbage. & I do mean “garbage.”
    While attending a Christian conference in Louisville, KY, I visited 1 of my favorite organic stores. I was surprised to notice the 2 separate bathrooms were now transgender. This store has always maintained exceptionally clean restrooms. Not so these. Both restrooms were filthy, with trash on the floor & urine on the toilet seats. It was absolutely disgusting. & I felt incredibly awkward, being a woman, having to hold the door for a man who came in after me. There is just no excuse. I, as a woman, was very offended. Of course, in a country which celebrates individuals who have let perversion rule their lives until they are in a real crisis of identity instead of providing them with the spiritual, emotional, mental help they need, what can we expect?
    God help this country.

  3. marlene
    marlene says:

    Liberal Lunacy has taken over the world. I am praying for persons with logic and intelligence to occupy all our leader and decision making positions, as it is the only hope for this Nation!!! For all time…females of any species have not biologically been given a penis for obvious reasons! Those with that envy or mental illness are the minority and should not rule the majority…PERIOD!!!

  4. Kenneth Crider
    Kenneth Crider says:

    I put before you this DAY LIFE OR DEATH, CHOOSE LIFE that you and your seed may live. It is up to every person to choose which way they will go. No one can stop a persons choice. SO what are you fighting for people to do that they are not going to do. Obama has done everything against the law to make sure of that. But,neither he nor no one! and, I mean no one will be able to change what GOD! has already said as for as the way it will turn out. “AMEN!” SO IT IS SO IT WILL BE. PS Consider it done even as GOD!” HAS ALREADY SPOKEN IT DONE. IN JESUS THE CHRIST NAME.

    • John Blasdel
      John Blasdel says:

      Amen Not only along the lines if WOMANS RIGHTS were the only issue, but there are the lives of the children also that need to be considered. If this was an issue that only addressed adult woman with a transgender being in a locker room with his penis out is still putting woman at risk for more sexual assaults ( not that all transgender individuals are sexual deviants)but addressing the ones who claim to be transgender just to have easier access to woman for their perversion but think about the children. Picture this, Your wife and young daughter are at the YMCA and are changing a transgender is also in the same locker room. Out comes the swinging penis for this young daughter of yours to see how would you feel about that. Then for the sexual deviants that claim to be transgender, your young daughter is also changing and he is sitting there watching that getting his pleasures from that. Now on those two situations if this was your wife and young daughter would you be alright with either of those things occurring involving them or them being exposed to that. I’m going to bet your answer would be most likely NO. Just putting it In to perspective and no I don’t believe that all transgender individuals are sexualy perverse but the situation is real and is at hand and it could very easily also happen at your young daughters school as well.

  5. ray boatman
    ray boatman says:

    perhaps when a man feeling like he is a woman, uses the women’s locker room, the women should feel like they are men and be offended that a woman is in their locker room. . . or is is supposed to work both ways. Are we confused yet?

    • Franklin
      Franklin says:

      Yes, they are confused and sick. I hate to say this, but violence is the only way to show this is sick. Then they will get the message.

  6. Jackie Juntti
    Jackie Juntti says:

    As I read these reports of how these politicians promote and/or support the abominations, the PERVERTS, the Sodom and Gomorrah citizens, I can’t help but picture what the expression of SHOCK will be on their faces on Judgement Day. When that record of how they lived their lives – how they idolized SIN and made laws that forced others to bend over to them.

    Revelation 20:12 (KJV)
    And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.


    Proverbs 6:16-19 – These six [things] doth the LORD hate: yea, seven [are] an abomination unto him: (Read More…)

    Leviticus 18:22 – Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it [is] abomination.

    Leviticus 20:13 – If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood [shall be] upon them.

    Proverbs 17:15 – He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.

    Galatians 5:19-21 – Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (Read More…)

    Deuteronomy 22:5 – The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so [are] abomination unto the LORD thy God.

    Romans 1:26-27 – For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: (Read More…)

    1 Corinthians 6:9-11 – Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, (Read More…)

    Proverbs 12:22 – Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly [are] his delight.

    Proverbs 11:20 – They that are of a froward heart [are] abomination to the LORD: but [such as are] upright in [their] way [are] his delight.

    Proverbs 15:8 – The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.

    Proverbs 20:10 – Divers weights, [and] divers measures, both of them [are] alike abomination to the LORD.

    Proverbs 15:26 – The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] pleasant words.

    1 John 2:4 – He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

    Proverbs 16:5 – Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD: [though] hand [join] in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

    Leviticus 18:23 – Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it [is] confusion.

    Proverbs 28:9 – He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer [shall be] abomination.

    Proverbs 15:9 – The way of the wicked [is] an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

    When you examine the legislation and the votes by those in public office – you can understand what they will be told on Judgement Day……. unless – they REPENT and ask Jesus Christ into their life and then live according to God’s Word.

    Jackie Juntti
    It isn’t who you are – It is WHOSE you are ! ! ! !

    No hearing to be held on bill opposing transgender restrooms
    Originally published January 20, 2016 at 8:21 pm Updated January 20, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    A rule approved by the state Human Rights Commission guarantees access to restrooms, locker rooms and other such facilities according to a person’s gender identity. The bill in Olympia seeks to undo some of that access.

    By Seattle Times staff

    OLYMPIA ­ The head of a state House committee said no hearing will be held on a bill that rejects a new state rule guaranteeing access to restrooms, locker rooms and other such facilities according to a person’s gender identity.

    House Bill 2589 asserts that the new regulation from the state Human Rights Commission goes too far. The state commission has said the rule, which took effect in December, clarifies a 2006 state law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

    The regulation has generated an uproar, with many transgender people saying they feel most comfortable using the restroom or locker room of the gender with which they identify. There have also been complaints that others will feel uneasy sharing a locker room with a man or woman who hasn’t surgically transitioned.

    Transgender people are estimated to be less than 1 percent of the population.

    The bill is sponsored by Rep. Graham Hunt, R-Orting, and 36 other state lawmakers. It says that nothing in Washington state civil-rights law prohibits a private or public place from limiting transgender people’s access to restrooms and other such facilities when someone is “preoperative, nonoperative” or doesn’t have the genitals of the gender for which the facility is set aside.

    House Judiciary Chairwoman, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, said Wednesday a hearing is not being scheduled.

    “There’s a plethora of reasons, but I would say repealing someone’s right to not be discriminated against is not a priority for me,” Jinkins said. “I don’t think it’s a priority for the committee, or a priority for the state of Washington.”

    Seattle Times staff


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