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"Very progressive" blogger changes stance on transgender bathroom issue - when it affects her

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The controversy over people using restrooms that don't match their biological sex has been raging for quite some time now. People against the change cite men who will take advantage to gain access to women's restrooms. Those on the "pro" side respond by labeling people as bigots if you have reservations on the issue. Monday on "Pure Opelka," Mike Opelka shared a story of a liberal mother and influential blogger whose position on transgender bathrooms changed dramatically when a burly man walked into the ladies' room at Disneyland.

"Very progressive" blogger, Kristen Quintrall Lavin, of The Get Real Mom blog wrote an account of her experience in the ladies' room at Disneyland. Lavin expressed her shock when a man, who was in no way transgendered, walked into the women's restroom with no hesitation whatsoever.

"'In walks a guy with a hairy chest and nine or ten size shoes, and looks like a guy, not even trying, she said. Doing absolutely nothing to make it look like he's a woman and apparently that's her litmus test — is how hard you try," Opelka stated.

In her blog, Lavin recounted how it seemed to make no difference to the man that every woman in the restroom was openly staring at him in clear discomfort.

"'There have to be guidelines, it can't be just a feeling.' Wow, the clouds have parted, the sunshine of truth is descending upon this liberal. 'The gender debate needs to be addressed, and quickly' says this mom," said Opelka, reading from the blog. He went on to discuss how the blogger has come to the conclusion that being shamed into silence for fear of offending someone on this issue has gone too far.

"I'm looking around to see if it's April 1st. This is a liberal who's having an awakening, saying this notion that we're shamed to silence because we might offend someone has gone too far. Thank you, lady!" Opelka concluded.

To see more from Mike, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pure Opelka” weekdays 7–10 p.m. ET & Saturdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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