Sanity Restored to Restroom/Locker-Room Policies and OPEN THREAD

From the Washington Post:

The Trump administration on Wednesday revoked federal guidelines specifying that transgender students have the right to use public school restrooms that match their gender identity, taking a stand on a contentious issue that has become the central battle over LGBT rights.

Officials with the federal Education and Justice departments notified the U.S. Supreme Court late Wednesday that the administration is ordering the nation’s schools to disregard memos the Obama administration issued during the past two years regarding transgender student rights. Those memos said that prohibiting transgender students from using facilities that align with their gender identity violates federal anti-discrimination laws.

The two-page “Dear colleague” letter from the Trump administration, which is set to go to the nation’s public schools, does not offer any new guidance, instead saying that the earlier directive needed to be withdrawn because it lacked extensive legal analysis, did not go through a public vetting process, sowed confusion and drew legal challenges.

For misguided liberals, trashing privacy rights has become very fashionable in their quest to ignore biology and to ignore helping people with psychological disorders. The right to privacy used to be their rallying cry in their quest to rewrite the Constitution with respect to abortion and contraceptives, but women and girls must apparently “get over” their unease at undressing in the presence of any male who makes a claim that he’s a female. In an unsurprising display of false equivalence, liberals argue that women who are uncomfortable with a man walking into their shower room are somehow akin to racists who are uncomfortable sharing a shower or a locker room with blacks. Does this even need an explanation? Girls aren’t uncomfortable undressing in front of men because they’re bigoted; they’re uncomfortable because it’s natural to want a degree of privacy when one is undressed. Separate facilities were created to preserve privacy, not to perpetuate bigotry against women.

Many men have been arrested due to their entering women’s private spaces in order to get a peek. They’ve dressed like women, drilled holes in walls, crawled into ventilation ducts, installed secret cameras, two-way mirrors, etc., just to satisfy their voyeurism. They did so because it was illegal for a man to enter women’s private spaces. In many jurisdictions, there is now no legal barrier to such behavior. A man doesn’t even need to dress like a woman. He simply needs to claim that he’s a woman—no more ventilation ducts, wigs or pantyhose!

This ridiculous policy opens the door for all of those deviants to do what was formerly illegal. Liberals claim that their jurisdictions haven’t seen an uptick in crime resulting from their unisex utopia. What they apparently fail to realize is that there wouldn’t be an uptick in crime when a formerly illegal act is made legal. In fact, one would think that arrests would go down rather than up. Where I come from, crime doesn’t tend to go up when you legalize criminal activity. With no standard to prevent that kind of abuse, deviants of every stripe can exploit restrooms, locker rooms and public showers.

Kudos to President Trump for restoring some sense to our federal policies.

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