Transgender Arrested for Voyeurism in Target

Transgender Arrested for Voyeurism in Target

It only took 83 days for Target’s transgender bathroom policy to have a transgender arrested for voyeurism.  In Idaho, a man, who identifies as a woman, was arrested and taken into custody on Tuesday, July 12th.

Shauna Patricia Smith entered the woman’s fitting room, dressed as a woman, in  the Ammon Target, on Monday.   He proceeded to take pictures of a woman trying on clothes in the stall next to the one he was in, report the police.

In mid-April, the store made this statement:  “We welcome transgender team members and [customer] guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.”

The woman who was violated by Shauna Patricia Smith begged for help while chasing the man out the door, repeatedly begging that the pictures be deleted.

Gender identity is in bold print, all caps in today’s headlines, as well as cranked to 11 in soundbites, forcing all to sit up and pay attention.  As a recap, Truth and Action has synopsised exactly what one means by transgender in the following:

Despite making up a very small percentage of the United States population, transgender people — and transgender rights — have been in the news quite a bit lately.  The heaviest estimates indicate that 1/400 Americans are transgender.  Transgender is not to be confused with transsexual — a term denoting someone who has actually had surgery to change their sexual appearance.  To be considered transgender, all one has to do is “identify” as the opposite gender.

The differences between sex and gender have largely been lost on the people advocating for “transgender rights” — or the right for men who identify as women (and vice versa) to be able to use a different bathroom.   Sex — being the biological differences between male and female — is the determining factor when one designs restroom facilities.  Gender — being the social and cultural roles traditionally associated with sex — does not actually factor into the practicality of restroom use.

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