A recent "Charlotte Observer" editorial repeats common ignorance about efforts to protect the sexual privacy of women. "Yes, the thought of male genitalia in girls’ locker rooms – and vice versa – might be distressing to some. But the battle for equality has always been in part about overcoming discomfort – with blacks sharing facilities, with gays sharing marriage – then realizing that it was not nearly so awful as some people imagined."
The "Observer's" editorial board apparently views the facts of life
as they might be resented on the "Brady Bunch" instead of on a
cop show. A woman has as much a right to be distressed
if a male stranger exposes his genitals to her as a black man would
if a white man showed him a hangman's noose.
We human males are sexual predators by our animal nature. Most
of us learn when we are young that females have the right to decide
if they want a physical relationship. A man cannot knock a
woman in the head with a club and drag her into his cave. If
he wants a physical relationship with a woman he must woo her with
words, candy, flowers, etc.. Or, he can purchase a temporary
relationship with a member of the world's "oldest profession".
Unfortunately, some men never learn this. Like wolves
they think any female is a potential sexual conquest.
These animals use their "junk" [to borrow David Letterman's term] as
a sexual assault weapon much like others use a knife or a
gun. Doctors can sometimes heal the physical scars
caused by a knife or gun, but the psychological scars caused by a
sexual assault can last a lifetime. A man who shows his
junk to a woman who hasn't agreed to a physical relationship is
threatening her well being just like someone who threatens her
with a knife or gun.
Women cannot read men's minds. A woman in a restroom has
no way of knowing in advance if a man dressed as a woman is a
harmless transsexual or a vicious wolf in women's clothing.
Contrary to the opinion to the opinion of the "Observer"
editorial, differences in skin color are not the same as sexual
differences. A white person cannot get black skin by
touching a black person, but a man can force his DNA into a woman
and possibly get her pregnant.