Breitbart accidentally tells everyone that trans people aren’t Target bathroom predators
In an apparent bid to back up the reasoning behind a petition to boycott Target over its trans-inclusive bathroom policy, right-wing website Breitbart has shown that trans people absolutely aren’t the problem when it comes to bathroom assaults.
The retail giant on Tuesday said customers at its stores may use the bathroom which is appropriate to their gender identity, not the sex stated on their birth certificate, as dictated by such laws.
Amid a campaign to boycott the retail giant over its new policy allowing trans people to use a gender-appropriate bathroom, Breitbart published the list of the ‘Top Twenty Sexual Crimes Committed at Target Stores’.
Despite attempting to back up the reasoning behind the campaign to boycott Target which is backed by the American Family Association (AFA), and a petition for which has reached over 800,000 signatures, the Breitbart list actually proved something most people are already aware of – that transgender people were not involved in any of the ‘top 20 sexual crimes committed at Target stores’.
It is also unclear how they ranked the serious crimes of sexual assaults against each other.
As reported by Slate, the claims made by those opposed to policies and laws to allow trans people to use gender-appropriate bathrooms, that they increase the risk of sexual assault, are a myth.
Not to mention that it was already illegal for anyone to sexually assault someone, and if a man wanted to go into a women’s bathroom to sexually assault someone, he probably wouldn’t take note of the law in doing so.
But as pointed out by this ‘redneck’ comedian, Target probably doesn’t care about the 800,000 people who have signed a petition to say they will boycott the brand.
Trae Crowder, in a brilliant video, put down the “bullshit bigotry” of those signing up to a campaign to boycott a company for making a move to be more tolerant.
A fake Facebook post is however, going viral, attempting to scare people into joining the anti-trans boycott of Target by claiming that it is installing urinals in women’s bathrooms.