A petition calling for a boycott on Target over the store’s new bathroom policy promoting “gender inclusivity” has reached over half a million signatures.
Featured at the American Family Association website, the petition contends Target’s new policy “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.”
Furthermore, the petition asserts, “Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims.”
The new bathroom policy also disproportionately endangers female bathroom users, according to the petition.
“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.”
Last week, Target announced via its corporate website it would be changing its bathroom policy to “welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity,” in the name of inclusivity.
Backlash immediately ensued with several parents taking to social media to vent their protest.
“Basically Target just told us – and millions of concerned parents – that we’re no longer accepted, respected, and welcome in their stores,” wrote dad Izzy Avraham last week in a viral Facebook post. “My friends, Target has crossed a line, and I believe this is a test case.”
Others vented on Twitter under the hashtag #BoycottTarget:
I wonder how safe women shopping at Target are going to feel when a man follows her and her small children to the bathroom!? #BoycottTarget
— Jordan Cook † (@jayyleighcook) April 21, 2016
So Target says use whatever bathroom you, desire men or women's in their stores My family will not spend another dime at Target.#enough
— rick burgess (@bigvox) April 21, 2016
— JewishPrincess (@LuvRedWhiteBlue) April 21, 2016
As a solution, the petition’s author suggests, “Target should keep separate facilities for men and women, but for the trans community and for those who simply like using the bathroom alone, a single occupancy unisex option should be provided.”
Watch: Infowars reporter Joe Biggs asks customers at Target stores in Austin, TX whether they are comfortable with Target’s recently “restated” policy allowing men who supposedly identify as females to enter women’s bathrooms and changing rooms.
Watch: David Knight discusses the meaning of privacy and restrooms.