AFA: The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Target after the retail giant said it would allow men to use the women’s restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores.
On its web site this week, Target announced, “[W]e welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. …Everyone deserves to feel like they belong.”
This 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.
Target’s policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims. And with Target publicly boasting that men can enter women’s bathrooms, where do you think predators are going to go?
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.
You can view and sign the boycott here.
Target supports and promotes violent’s against women, i canceled my redcard and will never shop there again
I recently had an upsetting experience in Howell Target. I made a fairly common request and was treated like an absolute criminal by 2 managers. When I called the store manager to explain that I was treated terribly- clearly because I am Orthodox Jewish woman- he offered me a coupon. I told him I’m not interested in the coupon, as I don’t plan to go back to that store. I wanted him to address the issue with training, but all he could do was keep offering me a coupon. Now, with this new policy I am done with Target. Cancelling my Redcard and signing the boycott. They don’t need my business, I don’t need them. There are plenty of other stores that carry the same merchandise with better customer service.
Just called Brick target and asked to speak to a manager and pickup up and I got in about 3 words and she just hung up on me. Pretty rude especially the fact that I spent a few hundred dollars in their store over the last few weeks. Not anymore!!
Target thinks they are above it all. The are ruthless.
They WILL pay attention to a boycott if everyone bands together.
Walmart is right across the street & generally has better prices anyway.
Although I 100% agree with this boycott, I am wondering why there is no boycott/petition being raised against Donald Trump who has the same opinion on this matter!?!
Boycott away. Nothing will change. Target has always had this policy and it will not be changed because a select group of people feel uncomfortable about it.
I guarantee that every single one of you complaining about it have shared a bathroom with a transgender person without knowing it and without any problem occurring.
Secondly the comments are ridiculous claiming being mistreated because of the religion you follow. Get over yourselves NOBODY deserves special treatment. You get treated the same way everybody else does. You are not entitled to anything more or better than anyone else.
Don’t shop there anymore by all means. More stuff for everyone else who is not stuck in an old way of thinking or living.
I think the whole issue is blown way out of proportion. The world is not crawling with perverted people trying to get into restrooms of the opposite gender and if someone did want to badly enough, all they have to do is put on a wig and some make up.
Target is managed by sick peoplen
Just cancelled my REDcard. Done with Target. I do most of my shopping on Amazon in any case, so no biggie for me.
To Just Stop. I don’t think anyone here was asking for special treatment. They simply want to be treated like any other shopper and not less. If you read their comment with an unbiased mind, you may cotton onto that.
I think the transgender thing is a denial of reality, but it doesn’t endanger anyone. Seriously, does anyone think there will be a rash of molestations at Target? Child predators of the same gender are much more common. I never let my kids in the bathroom alone.
“Seriously, does anyone think there will be a rash of molestations at Target?”
Very well. Would you want your daughter’ say 11 or 12 share a restroom with a man who thinks he’s a woman?
To LKWD. I am 100% unbiased.
I have no problems with anybody else’s life or religious beliefs.Which is clearly why I have no problem with Target. If people want to be treated the same as everyone else than treat everyone else fairly. You want to be accepted but don’t accept others? Makes sense right?
How about BJs next door? Target has better straighten out cuz no ones interested in their new ideals!!!
When you go to banana republic/gap..only one restroom and 1 dressing room. Any boycott?
the point you are making is hard to understand, to say the least. By asking people to accept transgenders’ “rights” to use a particular bathroom, that is potentially endangering others. That is not applicable for what LKWD is stating.
A pervert is a pervert. This whole argument is based on a distinction without a difference.
I can’t understand the difference people are drawing between a molester going into the women’s room and molesting girls and a molester in the men’s room molesting boys.
A molester poses a threat regardless of which rest room they are in.
I walk into that place for one reason and that is to get diapers and wipes. Is there anyone here I could recommend a good quality and cheap one as they do?
To Just Stop. Go back to FTmom’s comment. Read it again. I’ll help you here: She said “I made a fairly common request and was treated like an absolute criminal by 2 managers”. Upon discussing with store manager, he/she obviously realized something was amiss, and offered her a coupon. No store is going to do that for no good reason. There was obviously something that he needed to address.
Now you and I have no clue what that FAIRLY COMMON request was, but let’s give her the benefit of the doubt that it was a fair one. So if that is the case, why would they deny her? And why would the manager go out of his way to provide her with a store coupon?
Seems clear to me that she was treated unfairly, and that someone was trying to make good. Maybe she’s grossly overweight and they are offended by over weight people. Maybe she is a black jew, and they are racists. Maybe she a stunner and dresses well, and they are jealous. Or maybe she dresses like a jew, and they have an issue with jews.
I am sure many people here have read a lot of comments on blogs and facebook comments from regular American folk, living in the surrounding arounds around Lakewood, making the similar claims to you. “Why do these people need special treatment? Who do they think they are? Typical of these Hasidic?”. Actually the comments are a lot worse than that, but this is a family site. No one wants special treatment. They just want to be treated the same as you. And when they point out they are not being treated fairly, everyone rolls their eyes and mumble “there they go again – the anti-semitic card.
So Just Stop, go back and read and comprehend, and then read your own comments again. You might just learn something new.
To JustStop ssomeone commented that they were treated rudely likely because they were Orthodox, and you respond by saying they shouldn’t get “special treatment” there was never a claim of special treatment.
Yet you claim you are unbiased, I think you need to stop fooling yourself.
Incidentally, I once walked into Home Depot 15 minutes before closing to pick up a single item (quick stop), and the store manager said “you guys” always come in right before we close.
I haven’t gone back in since, Lowes is across the street.
You have a right, 100% to knock Target and their ideals but dont say WalMart is acroos the street and their prices are cheaper as iof its an equal alternative to Target. They are 2 very different stores. You cant compare the quality. From their clothing to their bikes/toys to housewares to school suppplies to the store staff. WalMart is a good store but dont compare it to Target.
Many comments missing the point.
No-one asked for special treatment. Just give us the same professional customer care you give others. Don’t tell us, “..’you guys’ always come in before we close…”. Try telling that to a black person. Don’t act nasty to us when we come in. There are bad apples in every crowd. No body deserves poor treatment because of some rude individuals.
On the transgender topic. Whether or not someone agrees with their life style choice or beliefs is irrelevant. Many people disagree, not just jewish religious persons. The Target issue is not one of transgender acceptance. Comments decrying the Jewish community’s acceptance or not grossly misses the point. The issue is simply this – Target’s new policy makes it that much easier for any man of questionable character (again, NOT a transgender, but any man) to walk I to a women’s restroom claiming to be transgender. This definitely heightens the risk. Regardless of the statistics, how many times it has or hasn’t happened, the fact is that incidents do happen occasionally. Are you saying that is ok? It’s just once in a while so we shouldn’t worry? How about if something happened to one of your loved ones, would it still be ok?
Bottom line, this is a public safety concern that does not have anything to do with transgender acceptance or fair customer service.
I agree 100% with commenter “Rediculous issue”. Anyone who’s desperate (and sick) enough, can easily put on a wig and makeup and go into ANY womens restroom. It’s not like they’re suddenly going to go to Target because they can “claim” they’re a woman whereas elsewhere they need to put on a wig. This is being blown way out of proportion and only makes us look stupid.
No more Target for me that’s for sure.
I would boycott target but i get very good deals on certain items…. Hmmm.. No more target store for me.. I’ll just shop Target online.
The unfortuanate realaty is our children are more likely to be molested by a neighbour,family member or friend then by some stranger in a public bathroom.Do not let your children go in to public bathrooms alone and be aware of the dangers that could be facing our children in their everyday lives.
Most Target stores are in the red anyways, this will give them some publicity
I am the one who posted about the “fairly reasonable” request. It’s too lengthy to detail here but I will say that after the two hateful managers walked away I told the very sweet cashier that was helping me that I was offended by how I’d been treated. She completely agreed And found it inexplicable. In fact I had the same exact interaction in the Toms River Target (the issue surrounds my Red card, which was giving me trouble– Target’s fault) and I was treated civilly. The basic response was similar to the Howell employees **except without the hate that they were spewing**. When I called the store manager to report the issue, with names, I expected to hear some sort of apology, some sort of statement that that treatment isn’t acceptable, and that he would discuss it with relevant parties. Instead he told me all about his schedule and when I could come in for a coupon. When I declined and asked that he address the issue he seemed pretty baffled.
Obviously what I experienced has nothing to do with the boycott, and I do recognize that Target is losing little by missing my several hundred dollar purchases, but this is for me. I don’t need to patronize a store that treats me horribly AND has moral values that offend me. Home Goods has nicer home things at better prices, with sweet nice employees. Amazon is there for the rest. Target isn’t my go to store anymore. Feel free to disagree or spew your own brand of hate, but don’t deny my experience.
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