by: the Common Constitutionalist
I guess Americans aren’t taking to the Transgender agenda quite the way leftists had hoped. I guess they thought Bruce Jenner would just trot (or skip) out in a dress, everyone would fawn over him and revel in our collective enlightenment. Some did – most didn’t.
Well, I suppose it’s just not happening as they thought, or at least not as quickly. Americans may tolerate the rather unconventional world of transgenderism, but we just don’t seem to be embracing it the way the left demands.
And because we’re not voluntarily progressive enough, some policies need to be changed to nudge us toward enlightenment.
The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties in Tacoma Washington has quietly changed their locker room policy in response to a complaint from two members. This particular Y has 140,000 members. So two people complain which results in a massive and sweeping policy change – for two out of 140,000. That seems reasonable. It’s also becoming all too typical, as a tiny segment of society understands that if you make enough noise or threaten a leftist with not being progressive enough, they will fold every time.
The response to a complaint by 2 whiny individuals has resulted “in an anything-goes locker room policy. Members are now allowed to use whichever locker room or restroom that they feel aligns with whatever gender they feel like being, whether or not they are pre or post op and regardless of what kind of genitals they have.”
Y officials attempted to keep the anything goes policy quiet, but as news leaked out there was an understandable backlash – you know – from backward thinking rubes.
Officials “adjusted the policy so that, “at family facilities, transgender members in transition must use private locker rooms for dressing and showering,” and “at adult facilities, transgender members and those in transition can use locker rooms and restrooms that align with their gender identification.”
To any reasonable person, this would seem to be a more than generous compromise, but as we know, the tolerant left is anything but. “To tell people that they have to be separated because of who they are is discrimination,” said a transgender man and a Y member.
So disregarding every other member, the “management” once again adjusted the policy to please the tiny minority. Under a policy that took effect on December 21st, “transgender members of the YMCA will once again be able to use the locker rooms and restrooms of their gender identity.” All this to accommodate 2 people.
But if you are one of those “intolerant” hay-seeds who don’t care for the new policy, don’t go taking to Twitter to complain. “Twitter users will no longer be able to criticize the transgender movement without being deemed transphobic.”
Megan Cristina, Twitter’s director of Trust and Safety announced the updated rules as follows:
“You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm towards others on the basis of these categories.”
Failure to abide by these new rules “may result in the temporary locking and/or permanent suspension of account(s).” Of course there will no doubt be unwritten exceptions to these rules to accommodate for the harassment of the right by groups like Black Lives Matter and anyone wishing to bash Christians and Jews.
And this is, as we should know by now, the way the modern left operates. Anything they don’t like or in any way hinders the advance of their radical agenda must be forced to adapt or otherwise silenced.