Target is one of the wokest companies in the woke world of Big Business. It prominently displays clothing and other items that show support for the radical LGBT agenda. It was among the first big retailers to permit men “identifying” as women to use its female restrooms, the legitimate concerns of girls and women be damned.
And this year it is bending over backwards to show its support for the radical LGBT agenda. In anticipation of “Pride Month” in June, Target has made two major announcements. First, it is now selling baby and toddler clothing with the phrases “my first pride” and “trans rights are human rights” on them. As many of us have said, woke companies like Target and Disney truly are committed to grooming our children as young as possible.
Second, Target is now selling “chest binders” and “packing underwear,” both products used by some biological women who “identify” as men. “Chest binders” are used to compress the female breasts so that they become flatter like the male chest, while “packing underwear” has a bulge in the front so that a woman “identifying” as a male can have a “bump” in the groin area.
In addition to these assaults by Target on reality, science, reason, common sense, natural law, the Bible, the Koran, and thousands of years of human experience, Nicole Russell points out two particular harms produced by Target’s second action (selling chest binders and packing underwear) in her article “Target Normalizes Transgender Lifestyle” published on May 13, 2022, in the Daily Signal. First, she writes that Target is normalizing an extremely rare experience:
“All of the new garments are marketed specifically at trans youth, which is a miniscule portion of the population…Showcasing these items as if teenagers everywhere have been looking for a chest binder or unisex article of clothing [also being introduced] grossly overestimates the number of LGBT youth, normalizing these items for kids who are not their target audience. This goes beyond a need to represent a population that claims to be marginalized. This is a blatant attempt to normalize something about which most teenagers cannot relate.”
Second, in regard to chest binders, Russell writes that Target is selling a product that can cause physical harm to girls and women. She states:
“When The New York Times asked for feedback on chest binders from people who wear them, the responses showcased their potential harm. One teenager wrote, ‘Binders tend to be used as a temporary solution to the problem of having breasts and cannot be worn at all times. During exercise they can restrict breathing, and back and chest pain can come from wearing them for more than about eight hours at a time. You should also never sleep with a binder on.’
A 20-year-old wrote in and said, ‘The longer I used binding, the more I could feel my body deteriorating. The physical pain got worse but so did the emotional. Slowly I began living a life where I couldn’t not bind. The initial euphoria of flatness turned into never being able to get flat enough. My body aches every day, I no longer have the lung capacity I once had, and my ribs have inverted. I fear breaking one when I sneeze.’
A 2017 study found that many trans-identifying individuals who engaged in chest binding ‘experienced at least one negative health outcome from binding including pain, overheating, and shortness of breath. Fifty even reported rib fractures.’”
So there you have it. One of the wokest of woke corporations is outdoing itself this year in giving support to the radical LGBT agenda. Not only is it targeting trans youth, it is now even targeting newborns and toddlers with its LGBT messages. I am so glad I made the decision back in 2016 to never again shop at Target—maybe you should consider doing the same.