Progressive activists have finally blatantly, and unintentionally, unveiled their real war on women. In an attempt to appease a few individuals, these extremists have overplayed their hand and we, as citizens, must stand up to their intolerance and bigotry.
Earlier this year, I authored a bill that addressed the federal Department of Education’s (DOE) revisionist tactics regarding Title IX and school funding. My bill would ensure that, in our public schools, any location where there may be partial or full nudity – for instance, bathrooms and locker rooms – would be designated exclusively for biological girls or biological boys, and that anyone identifying as a different sex would be given other accommodations. Unfortunately, the bill died in committee.
The DOE has also attempted to force the hands of local school districts as nearby as Palatine, Illinois, to implement a policy that would allow a biological boy to change in the girls’ locker room. Their argument? We can’t discriminate based on sex. The only problem is, the feds do not have a definition of sex. Is sex what you think you are, or what your birth certificate confirms that you are? Where is the missing-in-action feminist movement and the ACLU? In 2006, Washington State passed the “Washington State Gender Identity Law, a law that is proving to be highly discriminatory to women as there have already been instances of blatant sexual harassment and indecent exposure in changing rooms. In Washington, a guy who thinks he’s a woman today can legally walk into a swimming pool changing room, expose himself to a female high school swim team and the law can do absolutely nothing. After all, genitalia aside, he stated that he is a woman. Is this a safety concern for women and young girls? Absolutely! Will I take my daughters to Target to change in a stall that has cracks between the door, and an open top and bottom? No way! Will I drop my girls off at an open high school swim to change in their respective changing room? Not on your life! Not if there is any chance that they will be exposed to the whims of the sexless progressivism of the business, professional sports and entertainment community who have absolutely no regard for women’s physical and emotional privacy and safety.
With a Republican legislature and governor, there is absolutely no reason that we should not act to protect the safety of children and the rights of women in this state. I, for one, will continue fighting to put a stop to this madness and legally enshrine social boundaries to protect our women and children.