What's next in this politically correct madness?! I'll tell you... transgender bathrooms. It has become a big deal in the past couple of months. Target has come under a lot of heat lately, by siding with the less than 1% - transgender people - stating that customers and employees can use restrooms and fitting rooms that correspond to a person's "gender identity". Many others say that people should use facilities according to the gender stated on their birth certificates. So how should it be?
I agree that laws and rules should not be catered to less than 1% of the population, forgetting about the 99%. That is not right. And a lot of people do not agree with the whole transgender idea. Of course, transgenders and ones who accept that lifestyle agree with the transgender movement, but many other people do not. Transgenders say that they were born with the wrong identity. Still, many others say the opposite. People have a right to believe how they believe. It is not right to force people to accept something that goes contrary to their belief or conscience.
Many transgenders say that they were that way when they were born. But there is no conclusive scientific evidence for that. Some scientists stand behind that theory while others say it is a choice. One cannot say with absolute certainty that they were born that way; one can believe that but it is still not a fact. Neither I, nor anyone else, can remember what we felt when we were one day old.
Now getting back to the Target controversy... how should it be? By gender identity or by birth certificate? Look, I don't agree with Target catering to less than 1% of the population because of political correctness, but their policy is right! I don't want to see someone who looks like a woman in the men's room! Do you?! And likewise, you don't want someone who looks like a man entering the women's bathroom, just because it says they were born a female on their birth certificate!
Let's use some common sense and not base our decisions on being politically correct. Likewise, we need to consider the rights of all, not just a few. You cannot force someone to believe your way or hold to your ideals. That's life! Some people agree with you and others don't. Deal with it!