A new California bill would require some retailers to have gender-neutral floor space inside their stores.Ignore for a moment whether or not this kind of micromanagement is even a legitimate function of government (hint: it's not). Is it not convenient to have toys and clothes segregated by sex? Maybe even age?
Assembly Bill 2826 (AB-2826), proposed by Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell) – would apply to all retail department stores with 500 or more employees.
It would do away with “boys aisles” and “girls aisles” and require that children’s products be offered in a single, gender-neutral section.
Victory Girls blog is on it:
(Assemblyman) Low would have you believe there’s been a particularly evil sham perpetuated upon the public by not having sparkly-pink dresses with unicorns hanging with the green dinosaur t-shirts...Will sanity win out? It's not a safe bet here in the People's Republik.
Now, does Evan Low really believe that parents and grandparents are too stupid to be allowed to shop for their own offspring without his benevolent guidance? That they have been paralyzed by signs reading “Girls Clothing 5-8”?
“Oh Harry, Susie really wants a Star Wars t-shirt for her 9th birthday, but they are all out of them here in the Girls section. Do you think we will be allowed to see if there are any in the boys’ department? What will happen to us if we are caught?” cried no grandmother ever.
This bill doesn’t concern any issue of safety or fraud. This is a bill that micromanages the decisions of businesses on how they market and display their products in their own stores. This bill makes an ideological judgment that there is no legitimate reason to have dresses in the girls’ department and boxer briefs in the boys’ department.