Lib Mag: Women’s Bathrooms “Privilege” Female Rape Victims

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


This is not a joke. This is liberalism.

This is not a joke. This is liberalism.

In what may be the most convoluted politically correct argument of the decade, a Slate intern grubs for traffic with a gay rights argument condemning separate bathrooms for men and women to protect women from being raped for discriminating against the victims of gay rape.

Convoluted doesn’t even begin to sum this up.

Choosing not to rid society of the bathroom divide because of an assumption that sexual assault survivors are all women who have been assaulted by men perpetuates a culture that embraces this as inevitable. This opposition also minimizes the existence of sexual assault that is not male-on-female.

The horrors of bathroom apartheid apparently minimizes gay rape. And while I agree that gay rape is a valid issue, I don’t think anyone is going to allow mandatory separate bathrooms for gay men.

That one just seems like a non-starter.

The core issue seems to be that trannies want to be able to use any bathroom they like and if they can’t, then they want to pile everyone into one bathroom because gendered bathrooms are the new racism.

Why is the bathroom seen as an untouchable, unchangeable safe space? Naturally, everyone wants to be comfortable when taking care of bathroom business, but how is a restroom different than other public spaces in which people want to be left alone? Is it simply a social construction? If comfort is the main concern, why is the comfort of some people privileged over that of others? And are we comfortable with that?

That’s actually a good question. Not the part about “how is a restroom different than other public spaces”. It would take a liberal to ask that particular question.

But if we’re going to privilege some people’s comfort, then why not privilege the vast majority that wants separate bathrooms over a tiny minority of mentally ill men who wear dresses?

Should the vast majority be threatened for the comfort of a tiny aberrant and disturbed minority?

Should women have to worry about being raped so a few trannies can be comfortable in non-gendered bathrooms?

The question has larger implications. Should Christian bakers and photographers lose their religious freedom so that a tiny minority of homosexuals can enjoy the privilege of forcing anyone they like to service them? Should society be turned upside down for the benefit of a tiny wealthy minority and its privileged sexual lifestyle?

  • guest

    “In general, women can exert on average 30% less force than men” -

    “Occupation Ergonomics Principals & Applications”

    Now if you are a guy and some other guy wants to rape you, it is a 50 50 proposition as to whether he is stronger. So it is a little but more iffy if they can succeed and therefore would want to try.

    The odds are stacked against women in this regard than a man.

    Although the Slate intern has a point. Guy on guy rape is an increasing problem. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell has gone away and there are more male on male rapes in the military

  • truebearing

    How do idiots like this get jobs writing about anything, anywhere? If it is even possible to boil this non sequitur nonsense down to an argument, it is that making perverts feel accepted is more important than preventing rape, in general. More tyranny of the sick and insane.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      It gets clicks. Mission accomplished.

      • truebearing

        Gee, and here I thought it was only the greedy capitalists who would do anything for profit.

  • slhancock

    We are living in an age of total insanity. We have GOT to vote out as many leftists as possible but even that won’t be a fix. We have got to turn our society back to Judeo-Christian values somehow. Short of a miracle, I don’t see this happening.

    • laura r

      if you are a free lance person, you can turn down any job. what if 100 gay couples (who you never met) decided to take you to court? they could lie & say you refused to photograph them, paint their house, bake their cake, etc. you as a freelancer could just say to judge, i am booked w/jobs for the next year, taking a vacation, & no i dont remember meeting these people. this is just a clever lawyer OP, thats all.

  • laurence

    homosexuality is a privileged sexual lifestyle?
    trannies?
    Daniel, do you believe your own words and how low can this (you) go?

    • guest

      It was not in the 1980s but it is now.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Normal couples can’t force gay photographers to perform for them. Gay couples can force religious photographers to perform for them.

      That’s the very definition of privilege.

      • georgacollins

        Yes. This is unjust. Where’s the choice for everyone but the gays?

      • laura r

        best for photographers & cake bakers to say they are booked. no one can argue w/that. not necessary to talk about religious beliefs, business is business.

    • truebearing

      Can you read? Try reading the article again, and again, for however long it takes you to understand what should be easy to see…but then again, you may write for Slate, in which case, nothing can be done to improve your comprehension.

  • Biff Henderson

    What Izzy is pitching is the heteronormative mindset is prejudicial to the open display of a mental illness. It’s an inalienable right for trannys to feel at ease when emptying their bowels.

  • Veracious_one

    never go to a public bathroom alone is the new safety rule….you’ve got to protect your rear…

    • truebearing

      I’ve got the titanium codpiece, but it looks like I’ll have to add armor plate for the backside.

  • georgacollins

    They get their “freedom”…. We loose ours. What’s not to like? It’s infuriating.

  • laura r

    mr. greenfield, i dont think all trannies or gays are wealthy. but the gay lobbies are. this must explain how this bathroom business turned into big business. (??) i wonder how many trans people there are in the USA? just asking……btw, our country must be doing really well if bathrm talk is the talk of the town. gee, ive been to places where they dont even have plumbing.

  • cacslewisfan

    Moderated again?

  • steves5687

    Who ever said Liberalism was a mental disorder was making an understatement