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Attorney General: Women Who Don’t Want Men In Their Bathrooms Are Jim Crow Bigots

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Ladies, you’re the Bull Connors of the bathroom.

So says Attorney General Loretta Lynch – who, by her own standard, may or may not be a woman, depending on her feelings at the moment — who explained on Monday that the North Carolina law giving businesses the liberty to maintain sex-specific bathrooms across the state was in fact in violation of federal law. Lynch says that the law constitutes discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – discrimination on the basis of sex. Yes, that’s precisely what the Civil Rights Act creators thought when they wrote it: that men had to be protected from women who insisted that men were men, and who objected to seeing penises in their restrooms.

Lynch stated:

This is not the first time that we have seen discriminatory responses to historic moments of progress for our nation. We saw it in the Jim Crow laws that followed the Emancipation Proclamation; we saw it in the fierce and widespread resistance to Brown v. Board of Education; and we saw it in the proliferation of state bans on same-sex marriage that were intended to stifle any hope that gay and lesbian Americans might one day be afforded the right to marry.

This is insulting beyond all measure, particularly to actual women. On Saturday, I watched my wife give birth. You have to be fully insane to believe that Caitlyn Jenner and my wife belong to the same sex. Small children understand this. The federal government does not.

The left used to deny that gender-neutral bathrooms were on the docket. In the 1970s, when the left began pushing the misnamed Equal Rights Amendment, the right pushed back by pointing out that gender neutrality in legislation would require sex-neutral bathrooms. Phyllis Schlafly predicted both unisex bathrooms and eligibility of females for the draft. Feminist Jane Mansbridge complained, “the unisex toilet issue fed the fervor of the anti-ERA forces by giving them something absolutely outrageous to focus on…it could conjure up visions of rape by predatory males.”

Except that Schlafly was right. If women and men are exactly the same but for their subjective self-identifications, bathrooms must be trashed. There goes the feminist case entirely: women aren’t special. Women, in fact, need not even be women. And women are bigots if they say differently.

This seems to be the argument put forward by the media, who ask if there is any long history of transgender women raping actual women in bathrooms. The answer is: no. Of course not. That’s at least in part because we have laws preventing men from entering women’s bathrooms. This argument is the height of absurdity. It’s like asking whether we ought to allow felons to vote, because after all, felons haven’t been abusing their right to vote.

Right. Because they can’t vote.

Oh, wait, the left wants that one too.

There are two morals to this story. First, everything the left denies they want, they will be openly embracing in a matter of months. Second, anyone who stands in the way of the left’s agenda will be labeled a bigot – even girls who prefer not to be unclad in closed quarters alone with grown men.

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