The Illinois Family Institute published a blog from liberal California mom Kristen Quintrall who admitted that she was afraid to write about the experience lest she be called “another homophobic mom lashing out at Disney” who would then have to “deal with the wrath of the internet telling me to kill myself.”
But she opted to write the post anyway, and it's a harrowing read (warning: some explicit language) about what was obviously a very traumatic experience for everyone in the bathroom that day.
She describes herself as “pretty progressive and tolerant of most things," including people who want to transition into the opposite sex. But that all changed one day in a bathroom at Disneyland.
Quintrall explains that she was with her son along with a friend and her little boy in the food court area of California Adventure at Disneyland. Before going back to enjoy the park, they decided to use the restroom. She was standing off to the side waiting with the two boys when she noticed a man, a very manly Hispanic man in a Lakers jersey, walk into the restroom. At first, she thought he entered by mistake and wondered if he might have been looking for his wife or a child. There was a long line of women waiting to use the facilities and the man strolled straight into the room, took up a position off to the side and leaned up against the wall.
“I surveyed the room and saw roughly 12 women, children in tow…staring at him with the exact same look on their faces," Quintrall recalls. "Everyone was visibly uncomfortable. We were all trading looks and motioning our eyes over to him…like ‘what is he doing in here?’ Yet every single one of us was silent. And this is the reason I wrote this blog.”
If this had been five years ago, she writes, every woman in line would have demanded to know what he was doing in there.
“ . . . [B]ut in 2017? the mood has shifted. We had been culturally bullied into silenced. Women were mid-changing their baby’s diapers on the changing tables and I could see them shifting to block his view. But they remained silent. I stayed silent. We all did. Every woman who exited a stall and immediately zeroed right in on him…said nothing. And why? B/c I…and I’m sure all the others were scared of that “what if”. What if I say something and he says he “identifies as a woman” and then I come off as the intolerant [expletive]….? So we all stood there, shifting in our uncomfortableness…trading looks. I saw two women leave the line with their children. Still nothing was said. An older lady said to me out loud, “What is he doing in here?” I’m ashamed to admit I silently shrugged and mouthed, ‘I don’t know.’ She immediately walked out…from a bathroom she had every right to use without fear.”
“He had to of noticed that every woman in the long line was staring at him. He didn’t care. He then did a lap around the restroom walking by all the stalls. You know, the stalls that have 1 inch gaps by all the doors hinges so you can most definitely see everyone with their pants around their ankles…..”
She walked out of that bathroom suddenly realizing that the transgender fad wasn't such a great idea after all.
“ . . . [H]onestly I need answers. We can’t leave this situation ambiguous any more. The gender debate needs to be addressed….and quickly," she writes. "There have to be guidelines. It can’t just be a feeling. I’m sorry. I wish it could, but it can’t. I’m fine going by “if it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck…it’s a duck.”…But this notion that we’re shamed into silence b/c we might offend someone, has gone too far.”
Quintrall did experience some blowback after posting the blog, and she courageous confronted all of the accusations such as the person who told her: "It's your own fault for not saying anything. I would have spoken up."
To this she responds, “Sure. Don't we all wish we could always do and say the perfect thing? lol Well unfortunately in the real world, it doesn't always work out that way. And like many of you, I thought of the perfect thing to say around 11pm that night when I was running it over and over again in my mind trying to fall asleep.”
The bottom line is that “For one reason or another none of us spoke up, women of all walks of life and some without children. Not one spoke. I froze. We all froze. If you don't think that's important, then I'm not sure what to tell you.”
Laurie Higgins of the Illinois Family Institute applauds Quintrall’s courage in writing the blog and agrees that she has the right to demand that science matter when it comes to determining one’s gender.
“The idea that this can just be a ‘feeling’ is ludicrous and leads to exactly the situation she found herself in while enjoying a day at Disneyland,” Higgins writes. “Objective sex either matters in private spaces or doesn’t matter. And if it doesn’t matter—if biological sex has no intrinsic meaning—we should eradicate all single-sex contexts everywhere. That would include restrooms, dressing rooms, locker rooms, showers, saunas, steam rooms, and semi-private hospital rooms.”
Of course, this would lead to chaos, something that doesn’t seem to matter much to the sexual anarchists who are behind this movement to eradicate all public recognition of and respect for sexual differentiation.
“The ignorant among us do not yet know that the ‘gender’ eradication movement believes that ‘identifying’ as the opposite sex requires nothing more than a verbal assertion. No diagnosis, no cross-dressing, no cross-sex hormone-doping, no surgery needed. Don’t misunderstand me. None of those can transmute men into women or vice versa. Unfortunately, I hear even from some purported conservatives that they’re fine with men who wish they were women using women’s restrooms as long as they’ve been castrated. But such a statement implies that the only issue with trannies in private spaces is the risk of physical predation in the form of peeping or assault. It’s not,” Higgins writes. “
“The central issue is the meaning of objective, immutable biological sex.”
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