Julian Castro wants transgender men to be housed with women fleeing abusive relationships with men

Monica Showalter:
The Left has done its level best to trash Dr. Ben Carson, secretary for Housing and Urban Development, for attempting to address protecting women from predators in homeless shelters.
Led by sleazy Julián Castro, flailing presidential candidate, former Obama administration HUD secretary, and famous enthusiast for abortions for men, this hive has seized on a story Carson related from his travels, about how he heard from women's groups that "big, hairy men" claiming to be transgender infiltrate homeless shelters for women, terrifying the women who are often fleeing domestic abuse, leaving them unwilling to use the shelters.  Carson tried to set the record straight with this note here:
"During a recent meeting with local staff in San Francisco, I made reference to the fact that I had heard from many women's groups about the difficulty they were having with women's shelters because sometimes men would claim to be women," Carson wrote.
"This made many of the women feel unsafe, and one of the groups described a situation to me in which 'big hairy men' would come in and have to be accepted into the women's shelter even though it made the women in the facility very uncomfortable," he added.
"My point was that we have to permit policies that take into consideration the rights of everybody, including those women," Carson wrote.
That's a real issue; that's a story coming from the people at the sharp end on the ground level, and the harsh descriptives were their words rather than Carson's.  Imagine the scenario: you're an abused wife fleeing your big hairy wife-beater husband, you find yourself homeless, you then get directed to a homeless shelter, only to be greeted by large men who are strangers, sleeping in the beds next to you.  Sound like an ideal setup?  To the Left, it does.  Anyone who might be afraid can only be written off as prejudiced.
Life is probably tough for transgender men too, but that does not mean they belong in a women's shelter.  Trying to force them into that arrangement is unfair to the women. 


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