Louie Gohmert’s obsession with bathrooms is off target
By D’ANNE WITKOWSKI
Target. It’s kind of a weird name for a store. I mean a target is something you shoot at. But now Target is the target of the antitrans right because Target did something pretty radical. Something few companies have dared to do because it’s just so fringe, so wild, so unheard of.
On April 19, Target announced that it’s okay for people to use the restrooms at their store. I know! Can you even believe it? Can you even believe how totally mundane and uninteresting that should be? But, no. This nation’s unhealthy obsession with the potty habits of trans people or people who do not have a rigid gender identity has made such a statement revolutionary, apparently.
“We welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity,” Target said in an April 19 statement. “Given the specific questions these legislative proposals raised about how we manage our fitting rooms and restrooms, we felt it was important to state our position.”
To which I say, “Bravo, Target!
Other people, however, are freaking. Dumb people, but people nonetheless.
And one of those dumbs is Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). “I understand Target may now be changing their restrooms,” Gohmert said on the House floor on April 21 according to the Huffington Post. “If they’re going to be having women come into men’s restrooms, I won’t be going to Target to shop, unless and until that changes.”
The crux of Gohmert’s complaint, and really the entire argument in favor of the bathroom police laws being proposed across the country, is who gets to define what a man or a woman is? Target thinks it should be up to the individual person. Gohmert thinks it should be him.
Rep. Louie Gohmert