Political correctness and the demand for tolerance can actually be harmful to many people, especially to women. Jennifer Hartline laments that female-only public places are vanishing as the promotion of “gender identity” and “transgenderism” are being promoted in our society.
She recounts a story from a self-described progressive mother who wrote about a man who walked into a crowded women’s restroom at Disneyland. “He just stood off to the side and leaned against the wall.” Many of the women were disturbed, but none of them felt like they could say anything.
The liberal, progressive mother concluded that, “we had been culturally bullied into silence.” She suspects that all of the women were thinking, what if “he identifies as a woman,” then anyone who said anything to him would “come off as the intolerant [blank] at the happiest place on earth?”
She was angry that women today have been culturally bullied into silence. They are told not to say anything, even when a strange man walks into a women’s restroom and leans against the wall. In fact, the bullying has become so effective that he doesn’t even need to say he thinks he is a woman. Nobody will question him.
The liberal, progressive mother said she felt they were being shamed into silence because they might offend someone. That is why no woman said anything. She concluded that, “the only thing stopping us, was our fear of political correctness and the media has told us we don’t know what gender is anymore.” She said she never wanted to be in the position again and wants society to say that it is acceptable to tell a man who looks like a man to get out of the restroom.
When a liberal, progressive woman sees the insanity of political correctness applied to the transgender debate, perhaps we have a chance for common sense to break out once again in society.