A common characteristic of liberal ideas is for them to work in theory but not in practice. Nowhere is this better seen among contemporary issues than in the transgender bathroom debacle.
While the entire non-issue could be solved by stores and offices simply having a third, gender-neutral bathroom, the debate has centered over whether or not people should be able to use a bathroom corresponding to whatever gender they identify as. North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” would’ve forced individuals to use the bathroom corresponding to the sex on their birth certificate – and the outraged liberals apparently missed the memo that someone who transitions to another gender can have the sex on their birth certificate changed.
In other words, NC’s bill only prevents a man from entering a woman’s room and claiming to be a woman as a defense. Apparently in a world where reality is increasingly becoming optional, that’s too much for the Left. And guess what – they support it – until it affects them. Powerline reports:
Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, has resigned over the ACLU’s position on who can use which public restrooms. The resignation occurred after her two daughters were traumatized by encountering men in the women’s restroom. Dillard Smith explained: “I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered. My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer.”
Dillard Smith complained that the ACLU has become “a special interest organization that promotes not all, but certain progressive rights” and that the “hierarchy of rights” the ACLU chooses to defend or ignore is “based on who is funding the organization’s lobbying activities.”
The response couldn’t have been more predictable: A transgender activist — a biological male who goes by the name Cheryl Courtney-Evans — responded to Dillard Smith’s resignation by calling her “lazy,” “ill-educated,” and a “b–ch” who needs to sit down and “STFU.” Yes – Smith is so “uneducated” that she only has degrees from UC Berkeley and Harvard.
Liberals never fail to amaze at how intolerant they’ll be in the name of tolerance.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]