The Hill stops just short of of praising gun owner registration activist and Attorney General Loretta Lynch for suing to force North Carolina to open restrooms to all.
Doing what you are told to do is not bravery in any form, and Lynch’s record is not one to inspire either adulation or confidence. Especially when it comes to creating a serious public safety issue.
By the numbers…
According to the White House, which is now acting as the Census, there are 323,625,769 people resident in the United States of America. Of those, 163,431,130 are women or girls, with some 33 million of those being under the age of 16.
Stretching the numbers as far as I defensibly can, the LGBT community numbers 3,800,000 or about the size of Chicago in 1960. Which would be a nice voting bloc to pick up for any political party. Assuming the public goes along with the plan.
Going back to the numbers…
The highest estimate I found for the T’s in LGBT is 760,000. Which seems high, but since it is not absurd I will go with it. And in the absence of a nose count, I will assume the Transmen and Transmen are equally divided, 380,000 in each group.
Now, to be fair, the T’s are not the problem. Yes, a few Traswomen have assaulted women and girls in women’s restrooms. But those cases are few and far between.
The “dozen times a day” problem are the deviants among the 160,194,869 “straight” men and boys. Only 27,000,000 of those under 14. Of whom approximately one percent are very aggressive, doing things ranging from immersing themselves to the eyes in a pit toilet to taking photos over stall doors to attempting to seize women in restroom and drag them out of the building.
As it has been, women’s and children’s best defense against restroom rowdies has been the sign on the door and the massive weight of public opinion. A pervert with a cell camera would be lucky to get off with as many bruises as a guy who went twenty rounds with Jack Dempsey.
But Obama’s decree Loretta Lynch’s lawsuit demanding restrooms be open to all comers essentially declares that every publicly accessible restroom is a happy hunting ground for sex criminals and perverts. And that is something that is not going over well at all.
Back when, men’s privy’s tended to fall into disrepair and not be repaired. So women went to the outhouse in groups, several to stand guard while one of their number hastened to do her business and allow another to take her place. It seems those days are back with us.