Source- Seattle Parks and Recreation is facing a first-of-a-kind challenge to gender bathroom rules. A man undressed in a women's locker room, citing a new state rule that allows people to choose a bathroom based on gender identity.
It was a busy time at Evans Pool around 5:30pm Monday February 8. The pool was open for lap swim. According to Seattle Parks and Recreation, a man wearing board shorts entered the women's locker room and took off his shirt. Women alerted staff, who told the man to leave, but he said "the law has changed and I have a right to be here."
"Really bizarre," MaryAnne Sato said. "I can't imagine why they would want to do that anyway!"
Sato uses the locker room a few times a week, but she says this is a first for her. It's also a first for Seattle Parks and Recreation. Employees report that the man made no verbal or physical attempt to identify as a woman, yet he still cited a new rule that allows bathroom choice based on gender identification.
I am not going to defend this guy's actions. Clearly he is either a pervert, a self righteous asshole, or some transgender hating combination of the two. However, if you're the type that doesn't mind outting yourself as a perverted self righteous asshole then this was a pretty smart way to go about it. He got to stare at some middle aged women as they undressed, he avoided the filth of the men's locker room, and he didn't technically break any laws in the process. Don't blame this guy. We opened the door, he just legally walked right through it. Who's to say that he doesn't think of himself as a woman? Since when do transgenders have to make "a physical or verbal attempt to identify as a woman"? Rules have changed ladies. Unsightly nude men and their flaccid penises aren't just for the men's room anymore. Society is in a weird place right now. Men can be women, white people can be black, and humans can be cats. With these changes comes a little uncertainty. Uncertainty that manifests itself through new laws that have obvious loopholes. It just so happens that this bathroom bill left a couple ladies susceptible to the wandering eyes of a hyper-vigilant douchebag with the incessant need to stir up trouble while attempting to send an antiquated message.