Amid the Obama administration’s “obsession” with allowing men into girls’ restrooms, shower rooms and locker rooms, there’s appearing a horrifying side effect: Men who have assaulted, or tried to assault, girls while both are in those areas of privacy.
Obama’s latest on the White House bathroom fetish came this week with his demand to public schools across the country that they allow students to say they are transgender and to use the facilities of their choice, completely disregarding the privacy rights of other students.
Administration officials are casting it as a civil-rights issue, claiming that Congress, in its 1964 Civil Rights Act, envisioned not only authorizing but requiring permission for men to enter women’s locker-room facilities.
The move was condemned immediately by conservatives, such as Gov. Mike Huckabee, who said it reveals “a lot” about Obama and his priorities.
The Tribune reported a West Town man was accused of choking an 8-year-old girl until she passed out inside a store bathroom in a South Loop neighborhood.
“The girl went into the store’s bathroom. At some point, Reese M. Hartstirn, 33, came into the bathroom and started choking the girl with his hands, causing her to become unconscious,” the report said. “He then picked up the unconscious girl and carried her into a bathroom stall, closing the door so she couldn’t leave.”
The girl was hospitalized, and Hartstirn was charged with aggravated kidnapping and felony aggravated battery to a child.
Talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh immediately launched into a commentary he called, “Obama’s transgender obsession.”
“Remember when a lot of people took their kids out of schools to start teaching them at home, and remember how they were called a bunch of fruitcakes and extremists and paranoids and all kinds of names? How do they look to you now? They look somewhat prescient, do they not?” he started out.
“I mean, you look at what’s going on in the American public school system. But what is it with this transgender push? I know that most of the story is that the gay movement has realized its agenda, so they’ve gotta they’ve gotta transfer that energy somewhere and transgenders is the next.”
The comments recalled his own sarcastic conclusions back in 2009, when he was blasting Obama’s plans to police the fine print on consumer products.
“You could legalize rape and call it the consumer something, and it would pass,” he ridiculed. “You’re protecting consumers. Likewise, you could legalize rape and call it the Civil Rights Act of 2009, it would probably pass because who would have the guts to vote against something with civil rights in it?”
On Friday, he openly wondered, “What the heck? Why is this so important to Obama?”
He cited the work of Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Paul McHugh, who “said that transgenderism is a ‘mental disorder’ that merits treatment, that sex change is ‘biologically impossible,’ and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.”
He noted McHugh is author of six books and “at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles.”
“[McHugh] also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people. Dr. McHugh further noted studies from Vanderbilt University and London’s Portman Clinic of children who had expressed transgender feelings but for whom, over time, 70 percent to 80 percent spontaneously lost those feelings,” Limbaugh said.
“A-ha. We may be on to something here. Dr. McHugh and his boys have studied all this, and young kids, 70 to 80 percent of them, eventually grow out of this confusion. Maybe that’s what they don’t want to happen is for kids to outgrow it.”
Limbaugh also pointed out how extreme Obama is.
“It affects every public school in the country, and as you sit around … you know, I analyze people’s ideology, and I know leftists and liberals like the back of my hand. But I still want to throw this out because this is way, way over the top. This … I mean, this is … You want to talk about Trump or anybody on the right wing being extreme? What the hell is this? This is so far out of the mainstream.”
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The Chicago case is not the only one.
Police “said the rapist was a Hispanic man between 25 and 30,” the Daily News reported.
And a Davis, California, man, Dennis Lee Azevedo, was arrested and jailed for “oral copulation with a minor and engaging in the act of sodomy with a minor” after an attack on a teen victim in the bathroom of the Yolo County Library.
LifeSiteNews reportedly recently on the constituency the Obama administration is overlooking: women who have been raped and assaulted.
A powerful video released by the Alliance Defending Freedom outlines their views:
“Gretchen Flores remembers how, as a 10-year-old girl, her male swim coach talked her into letting him ‘help’ massage the cramps out of her legs in the locker room. His assistance turned into sexual abuse, and a secret that burned a hole in her memory. “As far as I know, he was never arrested,” Flores says.
The report continued, explaining Emory University psychiatrist Dr. Gene Abel found that the average male pedophile who abused girls “had victimized 52 girls over the course of his lifetime. Another study discovered that pedophiles harm 12 victims before being caught.”
The Daily Signal reported that sexual assault survivors have little concern over the motives for a male in a women’s room, whether he identifies as transgender or not.”The presence of a male of any variety, whether he’s somebody who identifies as a trans or not, whether he has deviant motives or not, that’s irrelevant to the reality that for survivors of sexual trauma to just turn around and to be exposed to that is an instant trigger,” said Kaeley Triller, a sexual trauma survivor.
Earlier this year in Washington state, a man was reported to have disrobed in a women’s locker room while little girls were present.
“As long as the person says, ‘I identify as a woman,’ and they’re not doing something criminal like actually assaulting somebody, this rule gives them the legal right to be present,” Joseph Backholm of the Family Policy Institute of Washington explained at the time.
Obama has escalated the issue to the point it’s one of the highest profiles in the nation right now, with not only the mandate to public schools, but lawsuits against North Carolina and other points where lawmakers have adopted statutes that protect women and children in restrooms and locker rooms.
“Obviously, they’re trying to bring it in and make it the mainstream,” Limbaugh said. “This is bizarre. Don’t tell me, for example, that somebody like Trump is not presidential when this kind of stuff is going on. Obama is presidential as defined by this kind of stuff? Ordering open bathrooms in schools and demanding that a new bathroom is a little bit different than what’s going on in the states of North Carolina, for example. They are actually – in the schools – demanding that the districts build a third bathroom: One for boys, one for girls, and the other for whatever you think you are today, I guess.”