Is this whole Target boycott worth it? This Utah mom definitely thinks so. At a protest over Target's new bathroom policy this weekend in Layton, Utah, a mother of four shared about how many registered sex offenders she found listed within 5 miles of her local store: 209.
"With Target's new policy, it's unverifiable. You cannot verify a person's intent, so these sexual predators will use these policies to gain access into the women's restroom, making it a dangerous place for women and children," warned Carrie Peterson.
The Christian Post reports another protest was held in Jackson, Mississippi. "A man could put on a dress and say, 'I identify as a transgender,' and they can go in there," said Keith Daltol, a protester.
Over 1.2 million people have signed the petition against Target and their stocks have taken a hit. Yet Target refuses to budge. Their statement is:
"In our stores, we demonstrate our commitment to an inclusive experience in many ways. Most relevant for the conversations currently underway, we 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. And you'll always be accepted, respected and welcomed at Target."
And yet respected is not what everyone is feeling, especially women and children. How do you feel about the bathroom controversy in Target? Are you boycotting the store? Let us hear your thoughts in the Comments! Thank you!