This morning I received an e-mail that made my blood boil. I'm not at liberty to provide details that might identify the persons involved or the place, but in brief, a father was standing outside the ladies' room at a supermarket, waiting for his daughter to come out. A transgender individual with obvious and easily identifiable male characteristics made as if to enter the ladies' restroom. The father stopped him, only to be told by this individual that he was female. A certain amount of disorder ensued, and eventually police escorted the father out of the supermarket.
That father had no way of knowing whether this was a genuinely transgender case, or some pervert or weirdo looking to get his rocks off at the expense of the ladies and children in that room. Therefore, if I'd been in that father's shoes, my response would have been something like this:
"Sir, you may claim to be a woman, but physiologically you're very visibly male. My daughter is in that room, and it's my job as her father to protect her. Since I can't do it any other way in these politically correct times, I'm also going to self-identify as a woman - just long enough to go in there with you, collect her and escort her out. If you come within ten feet of her while I do that, there's going to be a very loud bang, and you will require the services of the coroner. Any questions?"