If you listen to the leftists who are proponents of transgenderism, then a man can declare themselves a woman. Because of that it would seem that transgender enthusiasts should be fired about a Cajun restaurant that puts bathroom signs with their hero Caitlyn Jenner. Well, apparently not.
Per The Daily Dot, a Cajun restaurant in Texas called Dodie’s Place uses the image of Caitlyn Jenner for the ladies’ room and Bruce Jenner the Olympian for the men’s room. This has leftists all fired up for some reason.
I don’t understand how this has assumedly been up for as long as it has.
— Dom (@DomDiFurio) October 31, 2017
Dom Difurio of The Dallas Daily News first discovered the signs and made claims that they stigmatize transgenders and it plays to the conservative audience in the area.
“Collin County, where Allen, Texas is, as a whole is considered a conservative bastion in North Texas,” DiFurio said. “I wouldn’t consider it a particularly great place to be LGBTQ.”
Per Daily Wire:
The Daily Dot claims that the images offensively imply that “transgender women have to look or transition a certain way to be seen as women” and “have to appear like cis women or attempt to pass through a femme gender expression” in order to be accepted as a woman.
“Transgender women who are still grappling with their gender identity or early into their transition, like Jenner in that pre-transition photo, are billed as too masculine to use the women’s room,” says the outlet. “It’s a fundamental misunderstanding of gender dysphoria, one that can lead to transgender women being discriminated against if they don’t pass.”
“Plain and simple, Dodie’s is turning transgender women into a joke,” they continued. “Positioning the images adjacent to one another reminds patrons that Caitlyn Jenner was publicly known as a man for years.”
Dodie’s Place responded to the controversy on their Facebook page, saying the images were never intended to offend transgenders or Caitlyn Jenner; only to take a swipe at the political correctness they feel has silenced too many people.
First and foremost, our intention was not to make fun of or offend anyone when we installed the pictures of Bruce and Caitlyn on our bathroom doors. It was merely a lighthearted gesture to push back against the political correctness that seems to have a stranglehold on this country right now. We believe that political correctness has done more to silence rather than encourage important discussions that our society probably needs to have. Based on the mind-boggling feedback, both positive and negative, people are having that discussion. However, name calling and words like transphobic, deviant, racist, homophobic, bigot, etc. serve nothing but to continue to divide us instead of uniting us. After all, we are all part of the same race – the human race. Surely, we can discuss this topic and many others without slapping hurtful labels on each other. Please know that we are here to discuss this and move forward as a community. Everyone is welcome here.
The left is all about the 1st Amendment, as long it is something they agree with.