There is, without a doubt, something odd in the air or water west of the Mississippi. What the average person would consider lunacy is looked upon as normal behavior in California, Washington and Colorado, just to name a few.

Take the following example: your six year-old daughter comes running out of a public swimming pool shower, sobbing because a full-grown male person is lounging in the sauna with all his equipment on full display.

Of course, you call the police to report a man in the woman’s sauna and your daughter’s mental trauma, but instead of them hauling away the man you’re the one who gets arrested. The court sends you and your daughter to “gender equality counseling,” to straighten you out.

Huh?

Yes, you, you inconsiderate low-life. Even though the man in the sauna’s “birth gender assignment” is male, he “identifies” as a female and you have violated his civil rights under your state’s “gender identity equality” laws.

Think this is just crazy and couldn’t possibly happen in America? Think again. In Washington State this scenario has already played out.

Just this past year, a parent called the police after her daughter walked into a locker room and observed a naked man using the sauna. According to the police report the transgendered man in question, a 45-year-old Evergreen State College student named Colleen Francis, was “sitting with her legs open with her male genitalia showing” and with girls as young as six years old present.

The police were advised by the local prosecutor’s office that “criminal law is very vague in this area and it would be unlikely they could pursue charges,” and the man, uh woman, whatever, was not charged.

Whatever happened to the good old days of simple “indecent exposure?”

The college in question said that the school must “follow a non-discrimination policy with the state. State law doesn’t allow us to ignore gender identity disorder as one of the protected classes… therefore the transgendered individual has the right to use our facilities, including the locker rooms.”

Gender IdentityIf you were thrown by the phrase, “her male genitalia,” then you simply don’t understand the definition of “transgendered,” which is a term used to refer to “people whose gender identity differs from their assigned sex at birth” and they’re “transitioning” to their “inner” gender.

Remember when the doctor congratulates you after the birth of a child with the standard, “congratulations, you have a healthy little boy or girl?” It’ll probably be a bit more vague next time. Probably more on the order of, “congratulations, it appears you have a healthy young child with a birth assigned gender of male.”

The politically correct phrase to describe a boy, girl, man or woman is not “boy, girl, man or woman,” but one’s “assigned sex at birth,” as though every human’s gender is now some social designation created by committee.

Well back to the original story, so, whatever happened about charging a person with indecent exposure?

Apparently in the interests of political correctness they’ve just smudged the pages in the law books to no longer read that “exposing one’s sexual genitalia to another without their prior consent” is indecent exposure.

At this time California assembly members Tom Ammiano and Toni Atkins, along with state senators Ricardo Lara and Mark Leno, have co-authored a bill to “require” public schools to permit students to participate in sports and “use facilities consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.” That ought to be fair to woman athletes, right?

“Facilities” includes everything associated with, say, a swimming pool, including showers and sauna. How long will it take for a few hundred boys to realize the easiest way to cop a quick view is to tell the school counselor that they’re gender identity challenged.

Or are we to presume that only those who truly feel they’re living in bodies of the wrong gender will benefit from these laws, not perverts who will use them to their advantage. We all know pedophiles never choose careers or use devious means to get close to children, so don’t even think that these lawmakers are aiding and abetting such molesters.

There truly are men and women who don’t identify with their gender. It’s a reality that does require some level of acceptance and understanding. Perhaps public policy needs to be adjusted to accommodate the transgendered, but the wild wild west approach suggested by these “locker room bills” is certainly not the answer.

A Colorado school board that unanimously voted in a similar rule was force just a week later to reconsider.

Yet asking some legislators to take a more reasoned approach to addressing a relatively small problem doesn’t seem to work, at least among the western state legislatures. Until more moderate thinkers take to office it would seem we’ll either be entertained or enraged by their ludicrous behavior.

For them, it’s bigoted for you to even consider a grown man who identifies as a woman exposing himself to little girls to be a problem. It’s a matter of civil rights.

Colleen Francis defended himself or herself to a local television station by saying, “This is not 1959 Alabama! We don’t call the police for drinking from the wrong water fountain!”

Martin Luther King didn’t have a problem keeping on his pants on in front of little girls. Ms. Francis’ response that exposing yourself to young children of the opposite “assigned birth gender” is some sort of civil right completely disregards the civil rights of the parents or the children.

And let’s face it; Liberalism is all about what’s fair to me. Find a wrong and make it right; whether or not you wrong others in the process is inconsequential.

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