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(LifeSiteNews) — A couple of years ago, I posted a video to Twitter that went viral, racking up 6 million views. It featured two interviews after a school voted to permit biological boys identifying as girls into female changerooms and bathrooms.

The student identifying as transgender was euphoric. A young female swimmer, however, fought tears as she explained that she was terrified a boy would see her naked. Her fear and sadness struck home with many people. Girls and women are suffering from having to share their space with biological boys, but their safety and security has been sacrificed in order to affirm the identities of males.

It is worth remembering what this impact is – girls are often the silent victims of these new gender-neutral polices. Many girls at many schools have simply refused to use the bathroom. In fact, high school girls have risked infection and dehydration to avoid using a bathroom where they might encounter a male.

Both teachers and parents have demanded that there be female-only spaces; unfortunately, trans activists have won the war over language, and thus the gender ideologues can glibly reply that the biological boys saying they are girls are girls, and that there is no issue at all except for “transphobia.”

Another video is going viral on Twitter that I think everyone should watch. Those who support neutralizing all bathrooms should have this video forced into all of their feeds.

Originally posted to TikTok, it features a teary teen girl who is clearly shaken. “I shouldn’t be doing this while I’m still emotional,” she says, fighting tears, “but I feel like I need to get the word out there. I was just in Primark in Cambridge. I feel really stupid being emotional about this, but I was trying on some clothes and it was a unisex changing room, and I’m really forward and I love that because it makes everyone feel included. But twice two men opened the curtain and walked in on me.”

She fought to keep her composure. “Luckily both times I was wearing clothes but I could easily not have been. It was two different people clearly from the same group. There was [sic] like 100 changing rooms available. It’s not like ‘Is someone in here or not?’ It was clearly… the first time it was like they walked in, they did it; the second time one of them said to the other one ‘Have you tried it on?’ like and he opened it. And both times I was so shocked [and said] ‘Like, sorry,’ as if it was my fault.”

“I have to say, Primark has been amazing,” she continued. “They were really, really good about it. They walked me back to my car and everything because I was scared. Apparently it’s not the first time it’s happened, and security are watching back-up tapes and seeing if they can find out who it is.”

The girl concluded: “I just want to say to people: please be careful. If you go in the changing room, try not go on your own. I will never be doing that again. I would rather take it home, try it on, and take it back and get refunded. So yeah, stay safe.”

Notice that she is scared even though she feels somewhat “stupid” for being scared – because she’s been told that this gender-neutral thing is great. In fact, she feels compelled to point out that she “loves” these changing rooms through her sobbing because she is “really forward.” Even in a state of near-panic, this girl knows that if she doesn’t make all of the obligatory pro-LGBT provisos, she’s going to get dragged online by LGBT activists.

If you think I’m exaggerating, by the way, just take a look at the comments beneath the video I posted of the teen girl fighting tears over boys being allowed into her change room. I’m not exaggerating in the slightest. This is misogyny in its purest form, enabled by the LGBT movement and mainstreamed by the elites – and it is not only acceptable, but also mandatory.

Well, the trans activists won and got their unisex change rooms. This state of affairs is hugely pleasing to the sorts of predatory Peeping Toms who now only have to identify as non-straight in order to get away with it, and girls are pairing up to change or taking their clothes home with them. Stay safe, indeed.

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.