I don’t know how this inflates a successful business plan, but when almost 350,000 “customers” sign a petition against your transgender inclusiveness policy, don’t you think it’s worth considering, and not doubling down?
This post in The Resurgent lists a multitude of reasons why Target is increasingly, not only violating your right to safety in public, but furthering an unsafe political agenda.
Welcome to a store where felons are welcome, law-abiding citizens are discouraged from protecting themselves, pedophiles stalk little girls with impunity and a hall pass. Welcome to a store that sent your personal data and credit card numbers to Russian criminal gangs.
Welcome to Target, the most dangerous store in America.
If you’ve got one of these hives of wickedness in your town, enter at your own risk, because their management wants to ensure they keep their brand promise “expect more, pay less” only they never told you what you should expect more of, or what they think you’ll be paying less for.
On Tuesday, Target let the world know that pedophiles are welcome in their stores. They “felt it was important to state our position.”
We believe that everyone—every team member, every guest, and every community—deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally. Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals, and opposes action that enables discrimination.
In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.
Either Target has installed mind-readers in its stores, or that policy is an invitation to pedophiles to enter their stores, posing as people who “identify” as women with penises, who wish to use the ladies’ room or women’s changing room. Any father who takes his daughter to the Target fitting room ought to be prosecuted for child endangerment.
The company demonstrates raw hypocrisy. They made this announcement in the wake of North Carolina’s HB2 law which sensibly and redundantly memorializes into law the fact that men and women have different ways of going potty. Apparently CEO Brian Cornell and the other five men on his executive team of eleven all sit down to pee. I wonder what would happen if a man followed Executive Vice President Janna Potts into the executive ladies’ room?
I also wonder if Target plans to close its 49 stores in North Carolina as a result of its stance. I won’t hold my breath.
And ICYMI, Target doesn’t like its law-abiding customers carrying guns, so don’t think you can stop the man in the ladies’ room from kidnapping your teenager that way–although I can guarantee that people with carry permits are going to ignore that request. So are criminals. But guns are scary and pedophiles are fuzzy and warm to Target.
Then there’s the 70 million people who were hacked at Target in 2013. A year ago, Target agreed to pay $10 million–that’s nothing to them, by the way–to settle a class action suit for the worst retail breach in America. That’s up to $10,000 for each customer. “But don’t get excited. It’s unlikely anyone will actually receive $10,000.” Of course. Because customers don’t matter to Target.
If I were you, I’d never set foot in a Target store again. I’d rather pay more or go without than to visit such a dangerous place. 2nd Vote has a whole list of better options, including Hobby Lobby, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and even 7-Eleven.
Yep, definitely doubling down is not the way to go, but perhaps when they lose profits they’ll wake up and smell the coffee. And the AFA has done a great job in rallying the troops to speak out against the atrocities at Target.
The Daily Mail: The American Family Association started the pledge on Wednesday. The Christian group says Target’s policy ‘endangers women and children’. Their pledge has received 340,785 signatures in just three days. Target reasserted its inclusive policy in a statement earlier this week.
Thousands of people have pledged to stay away from Target stores to protest the chain’s inclusive restroom and fitting room policy.
The American Family Association (AFA), a Christian group, started a pledge on Wednesday, saying Target’s rules put women and children at risk ‘by allowing men to frequent women’s facilities’.
Target, which already allows anyone to use the facilities of their choice, published a statement earlier this week reasserting its stance in favor of equality and against discrimination.
‘This means a man can simply say he “feels like a woman today” and enter the women’s restroom… even if young girls or women are already in there,’ the AFA wrote in response.
Target’s statement, published on Tuesday, read: ‘Inclusivity is a core belief at Target. It’s something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make our guests and team members feel accepted, respected and welcomed in our stores and workplaces every day.
‘We believe that everyone—every team member, every guest, and every community—deserves to be protected from discrimination, and treated equally.
‘Consistent with this belief, Target supports the federal Equality Act, which provides protections to LGBT individuals, and opposes action that enables discrimination.’
It then reiterated Target’s decision to allow transgender employees and customers to use the restrooms and fitting rooms that correspond to their gender identity.
‘Everyone deserves to feel like they belong,’ the statement read. ‘And you’ll always be accepted, respected and welcomed at Target.’
The AFA opposed the chain’s policy the next day, saying it equated to allowing ‘men to use the women’s restrooms and dressing rooms’.
‘Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims,’ the AFA wrote in the boycott pledge. ‘And with Target publicly boasting that men can enter women’s bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go?
‘Clearly, Target’s dangerous new policy poses a danger to wives and daughters. We think many customers will agree. And we think the average Target customer is willing to pledge to boycott Target stores until it makes protecting women and children a priority.’
Read more at The Daily Mail.