Transgender Bathrooms: The New War on Women

Editor's Note: A version of this article originally posted on May 2, 2016.

We’ve come a long way, baby. Women have fought long and hard to throw off the historical and traditional bias against the exercise of rights by women and girls, in favor of men and boys.1

We’ve earned the right to vote, the right to an education, the right to hold public office. We’ve battled workplace discrimination, crashed through the glass ceiling, and earned the right to fair and equal wages. We’ve earned the right to own property, enter into legal contracts and say “no means no.” We can even kill our babies in the womb, if we so choose.

But today, we find ourselves in a new fight, for a new right, against a new kind of man.

This new fight shares the lofty goals of our sisters from the suffrage era.2 It echoes the purposeful pursuit of married women to rightfully own property and control their own wages.3 It mirrors the aspirations of women in the 1970s who endured workplace harassment to move beyond the secretarial pool. Yes, indeed, today’s fight shares a similar greatness.

Today, we fight for our right to pee in a public bathroom without men present.

Susan B. Anthony would be so proud.

In a curious twist of politically-correct fate, women once again find themselves pitted against men. Only this time, the man really wants to be — or thinks he is — a woman. Or, worst case scenario, wants access to private spaces where women do private things. Either way, it’s an affront to women’s rights.

It’s not enough that we now compete against people like the athlete formally known as Bruce Jenner for Glamour’s Woman of the Year. No, in addition to jockeying for accolades normally bestowed upon women who were born women and do something spectacular for women, we now have to get in queue with Ms. Jenner for the loo. (How awkward in the hotel bathroom post-awards ceremony!)

Feminists of the early 20th century would have a field day — and then knock someone upside the head with their Balmoral ankle boot after rolling over in their respective graves.

Following hard-fought battles and victories for women’s rights, we’re now being asked to share bathroom space with men? Are you kidding? Hey modern feminists, how about fighting the good fight for real women instead of men pretending to be women? (Note to men who want to be women or men who want to perve on women: Get your own damn bathroom.)

Women have fought against being subjugated by societal norms for more than 100 years—with great success. Our victories should not be weakened because societal norms have been warped.

Yeah, we’ve come a long way, baby. A long way in the wrong direction.

Sources:

1 'Towards a Definition of Women's Rights' in Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 3, No. 2. (May, 1981)

2 Woman and the Republic. (1897)

3 Married Women's Property Acts (United States 1839), Britannica Online Encyclopedia

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Protests following the fatal police shooting of Walter Wallace Jr quickly devolved into violence, rioting, and looting in Philadelphia, and BlazeTV's Elijah Schaffer was there to document what the mainstream media won't. But while filming the carnage inside a Five Below on Tuesday, Elijah was surrounded and attacked by looters.

Elijah joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to detail his experience and to explain why mainstream media efforts to downplay the violence just show that independent media has never been more important.

"Unfortunately, [the attack] escalated from one person to about a dozen very quickly," Elijah explained. "I'm actually really happy to be alive. Because in that same shopping center, right there, there was a 15-year-old girl who was shot, according to reports. And I heard multiple gunshots throughout the night. Another individual is reported to have heard a gunshot as well, so we try to confirm. I watched people get pummeled beyond belief."

Glenn asked Elijah to respond to mainstream media claims that conservatives are exaggerating the looting and violence in Philadelphia.

"It's so funny to hear people that aren't there try to counter what we're reporting," Elijah replied.

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In the final days before the 2020 election, President Donald Trump is gaining among black voters, particularly men, because his record of accomplishments "speaks for itself" and the "façade" that President Trump is a racist "just doesn't ring true," argued sports columnist Jason Whitlock on "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday.

Jason, who recently interviewed the president at the White House for OutKick.com, shared his thoughts on why he believes many black Americans — notably celebrities such as Kanye West, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent — are breaking from the "façade" that President Trump is a "flaming racist."

"I really believe the facts are starting to speak for themselves, and that Donald Trump's record of accomplishments, particularly as it relates to African Americans, speaks for itself," Jason told Glenn. "He actually has a record to stand on, unlike even Barack Obama. When [Obama] was president, I don't think he had much of a record to stand on, in terms of, 'Hey, what did he actually deliver for African Americans?' President Trump has things he can stand on and, you know, beyond that I think black people understand when he starts talking about black unemployment rate. And America's unemployment rate. And then, when you add in for black men, the façade we've been putting on [President Trump] … you know, this whole thing that he's some flaming racist, it just doesn't ring true."

Jason suggested that Trump's fearlessness, unabashed masculinity, and record of keeping his promises resonates with men in the black community. He also weighed in on how media and social media's bias plays a huge role in convincing people to hate President Trump while ignoring Antifa and others on the Left.

"I keep explaining to people, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, they're some of the most secular places on earth. And we've reduced everyone to a tweet, that we disagree with," he added.

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Megyn Kelly is not happy about the "disgusting" media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl's "60 Minutes" interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that they've lost their own credibility — and now they can't get it back.

"It's disgusting. It's stomach-turning," Megyn said of the media's coverage of the president. "But it's just a continuation of what we've seen over the past couple of years. Their 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' has blinded them to what they're doing to their own credibility. They can't get it back. It's too late. They've already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news."

Megyn also discussed how she would have covered the recent stories about Hunter and Joe Biden's alleged corruption. Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:


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