Shitstain Family Association has had a thing for trans women for a while (and let’s be real, it’s trans women they’re freaking out about). In order to push the narrative that Target’s trans inclusive policy facilitated the entrance of men into women’s washrooms, they sent cis men into the women’s bathrooms to prove how predatory trans women are.
Post hoc ergo propter hoc, bitches.
Now in their next dishonest bigoted smear, they’re framing the criminal voyeurism incident that occurred at a Target as having been facilitated by Target’s policy, because the perp was allegedly a trans women:
Since this boycott began we’ve seen multiple examples of why Target’s policy is dangerous.
The most recent and startling example occurred in an Idaho Target store this week.
According to East Idaho News, “an Idaho Falls man who police say identifies as transgender was arrested this past Tuesday afternoon after deputies say he took photos of a woman in a fitting room in Target.”
The man was booked at a local jail on one felony count of voyeurism. A woman told police that “a man, dressed in women’s clothing, had entered a fitting room in the women’s clothing section of the store.” Police say the suspect was seen taking photos of a woman in a stall next to him while she was changing. According to another witness, “The woman was begging for help as she chased the man out the door…” and “she kept saying she wanted those pictures deleted.”
Though he identified as a woman, the jail inmate roster lists him as a man.
This is exactly why we told Target that their store policy is dangerous. Target continues with its reckless policy.
I’ll point out their “numerous examples” were their own fabrications, like the one listed at the start of this post. While we’re at it, go slash the tires on your own car to demonstrate how much crime is in your neighbourhood.
Let’s accept for the sake of argument that the perp was a trans woman, shall we?
First of all, the crime occurred in single-stall change rooms which have been unisex at Target for ages. Second of all–I’ll repeat this, because details are apparently difficult to process for the AFA–they were single-stall. Meaning every reasonable measure to protect privacy was taken regardless of Target’s policy. The notion that the perpetrator is somehow “protected” from her voyeurism charge because she is trans is patently absurd, yet this was the very narrative the AFA and most transphobes push.
So, at first the AFA claims trans rights facilitate criminals. Now a trans woman commits a crime and faces prosecution for it… and the AFA continues to claim trans rights facilitates criminals.
The AFA’s missive concludes with:
Target management is more concerned with political correctness and pleasing the sexual deviants than protecting women and children.
I’m a sexual deviant, says the devout AFA, suspiciously silent on the Catholic church and it’s method of “protecting children.” At least my partners are adults.
PS. It is hilariously difficult to find statistics on who is charged with voyeurism, because my search feed was pretty much nothing but erotica.
Go read the rest of the TransAdvocate article explaining the transphobic media spin here.
If the American Family Association could go join Charles McVety in drinking the tallest glass of Shut The Fuck Up in the building, that’d be great. Maybe someone should send them back to grade school so they can revisit that whole “cause and effect” thing they were supposed to learn as kids.