A recent story out of Chicago was the focus of an email from the American Family Association in its campaign to convince Target to reverse its policy of allowing men in its women’s bathrooms.
Last Saturday, WBBM Channel 5 reported that a man exposed himself to a girl in a Target women’s bathroom.
Tuesday the conservative group used the incident to advance its boycott of Target.
The company claims the boycott has had no impact on its business, but links contained in the email suggest otherwise.
The AFA email follows:
While Target remains steadfast in allowing men to enter women’s dressing and restrooms, the number of child victims of sexual crimes occurring in its stores continues to rise.
Last week, in a Chicago area Target store, a man forced himself into a bathroom stall being occupied by a young child and sexually exposed his private parts to her. The man ran away before police could arrive.
According to news reports, the incident happened in the middle of the afternoon on Sunday, March 25.
No Target employee questioned the man or attempted to stop him from entering the women’s restroom because Target’s official policy allows men free and unrestricted access. This policy has resulted in over a dozen crimes being committed by sexual predators taking advantage of it.
“It’s very sad. Children are innocent,” Stanley Hughley, a shopper at the Target store, said. “However old the pedophile was, it’s wrong. It’s pure evil no matter how you look at it.”
As we have stated many times, our worries stem from both the real and potential threat that predators and voyeurs, or anyone with evil intentions, would take advantage of the Target bathroom policy to harm women and children – and we have plenty of incidents to show that they have.
AFA has outlined just 10 examples that show why Target should immediately rescind its dangerous policy and keep men out of women’s bathrooms and dressing rooms. As long as Target continues to allow men free and unrestricted access into women’s dressing rooms and restrooms, these sexual violations against women and little girls will continue to occur.
There are still people you know who are unfamiliar with Target’s dangerous policy. Will you help spread the warning and let your family and friends know about the Target boycott?
- Forward this information to friends and family. Invite them to sign the boycott pledge at www.afa.net/target.
- Call Target headquarters at 612-304-6073 and personally let them know you are boycotting their stores.
- Voice your concerns on Target’s Facebook page.
- Support our ongoing efforts to promote the Target boycott. Make your tax-deductible donation today!
Tim Wildmon, President
American Family Association