Pamela Geller, WND: Institutionalized sexual harassment in U.S. schools

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DEFENDING THE WESTPamela Geller column
Institutionalized sexual harassment in U.S. schools
Exclusive: Pamela Geller asks, ‘America, have you lost your cotton-pickin’ mind?’

America, we have a problem. The latest multi-culti, non-gender specific “innovations” at the country’s top universities are “gender-neutral facilities.” Sounds innocent enough, right? Wrong.

These gender-neutral facilities are being installed in universities across America. Not small marginal colleges, but major institutions such as NYU. These bathrooms are for both girls and boys. What it means, and what most parents who send their kids to these cesspools for $70,000 a year don’t know, is that these non-gender specific bathrooms have stalls and urinals. Urinals. So if your daughter is one of the few who don’t relate to the disgusting whores of, say, “Girls,” or fellate any guy who asks her to, and if she actually respects herself, her body and her self-worth, this could be – sexually traumatic.

Before you call me prudish or old-fashioned, think of it this way. A young girl finishes class, goes to the bathroom to refresh herself and she opens the door to the restroom to find a male student whom she has never met relieving himself in a urinal. What is going to protect girls from sexual predators in such a situation?

And if the girl grew up in a household with no men, it is certainly traumatic. Virgins who have morals and do not engage in casual sexual activity would certainly be victims of such institutionalized sexual abuse. Even for sexually active girls, who wants to see a guy urinating?

In some cases, it’s the only facility in the building, so these girls are forced to use restrooms with men.

How many college frat boys might use this venue to masturbate or expose themselves to victims? They could always say they were just taking a whiz and the girl is neurotic, or manophobic.

This is sexual abuse. It is scary. And this is mandated by the universities. It is justified on the basis of the claim that gender-specific bathrooms constitute “discrimination.” In May 2012, Brandeis University’s International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life published a piece titled, “The Ethics of Gender-Segregated Bathrooms.” It invoked other authorities: “In “The Apartheid of Sex: A Manifesto on the Freedom of Gender,” Martine Rothblatt, a transgender lawyer, draws the parallel between race and gender segregation. Rothblatt asserts, “As with race, restroom segregation reinforces social discrimination. It took laws to eliminate ‘whites only’ lavatories. It took laws to mandate handicapped toilets. And it is taking laws to redress inadequate bathroom facilities for women.”

That’s what this is about? Inadequate bathroom facilities for women? Who is Martine Rothblatt kidding?

The Brandeis article also says: “One of the most often-cited arguments in favor of gender neutral bathrooms is that on a societal level, adhering to a binary system with only two choices (male or female) ‘others’ people who do not fit into or subscribe to this dichotomy, with consequences that extend beyond the immediate discomfort of having to choose which bathroom to use. This group of marginalized people includes people who identify as transgender, transsexual or intersex, and people who do not identify within the confines of these categories.”

This is a supreme example of how far our nation’s universities have now departed from common sense and truth. There are only two choices, male and female, no matter how many papers academics write “proving” the contrary. And an unscrupulous or predatory man in a woman’s restroom is a danger to other people, no matter what “gender label” he uses for himself.

This madness isn’t just in the universities, either. AP reported Friday on a ruling by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court: that “school officials violated state anti-discrimination law when they would not allow a transgender fifth-grader to use the girls’ bathroom.” The story tell us, “Nicole is a biological male who identified as a girl beginning at age 2″ and is now 16. Jennifer Levi, director of the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders’ Transgender Rights Project, was thrilled, saying: “This is a momentous decision that marks a huge breakthrough for transgender young people.”

Nor is it the first time that this has been sanctioned. AP says: “Colorado officials said last year that a suburban Colorado Springs school district discriminated against a 6-year-old transgender girl by preventing her from using the girls’ bathroom.” And in California, there is a law “that allows public school students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their expressed genders.”

I’m a libertarian on these issues in general. If a man wants to consider himself a woman and wear women’s clothing, that is his business. It doesn’t bother me. But no “biological male” has any business in a girls’ or women’s bathroom. The possibilities for sexual harassment and abuse, to say nothing of outright sexual assault, are just too great. And why must the population at large be forced to endure this disgusting “innovation” for the sake of a very few?

America, have you lost your cotton-pickin’ mind?

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