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Transgender Bathroom Boycott: A Tale of Two Retailers August 27, 2016

Posted by geoff in News.

Back in April, Target made a bold statement about its support of transgender bathrooms, saying that pretty much anybody who felt like it could use any bathroom they felt like. There was a huge outcry from the public, but Target stood tall, insisting that this was the moral and just thing to do.

Until now.

You see, when Target saw this,


they quickly noticed their sales were lower than any point over the last 2 1/2 years. And while Walmart’s sales* grew significantly from the 1st to the 2nd quarter of this year, Target’s were flat.

So they decided to spend $20 million on private bathrooms, so as to give people more choices (claiming that the transgender bathroom boycott had nothing to do with the decision). They did not, however, rescind their bathroom free-for-all policy, so I’m not sure how much that will appease their critics.

Tomorrow they’re having Target Run Day, with store-wide 10% savings to get people back in the stores and boost their sales numbers. I doubt that will help them either.

As for me, I think I’ll be heading off to Walmart for all my sundries.

*Walmart US sales were used to compare more closely with Target sales.


1. Cathy - August 27, 2016

Haven’t been in a Target for several years now because of their political support for the radical left.

Their bathroom crap just made them more a pariah than before.

2. geoff - August 27, 2016

Used to really like their stores. Now I’m a Walmartian.

3. Jimbro - August 27, 2016

I had not been in Target in over 10 years until last month when I needed 2 items on my honey do list that weren’t sold at the warehouse store next door. They share a parking lot so it was quicker than making another trip elsewhere. I was halfway through taking a piss in the urinal at Target when I realized I had missed my chance to fly my freak flag and piss on the seats in the ladies room next door.

4. digitalbrownshirt - August 27, 2016

Same here. I’ve been driving by Target to go to Walmart for years. I know Walmart leadership is as wacky left as Target, but they don’t go out of their way to piss on their customer base.

5. digitalbrownshirt - August 27, 2016

It’s a coincidence that two comments in a row have the word piss in them. When I posted earlier I only saw Cathy’s post.


Cathy - August 27, 2016


I used the word ‘crap” so don’t leave me out.

6. geoff - August 27, 2016

Innocent Bystanders: Raising the Bar of Civility.


7. lauraw - August 27, 2016

Honestly, the chic-fil-a stuff and the walmart v. target stuff is the best kind of public opinion poll.
They haven’t figured out a way to falsify this kind of poll yet.


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