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Saturday, March 7, 2015
At Planet Fitness, Don’t Complain About Transgender ‘Women’ in the Locker Room
by Rick Moran
I don’t know what’s scarier about this story; that a woman lost her membership at Planet Fitness because she complained about a transgender woman in her locker room or the fitness club’s “no judgment zone” policy.
It’s incidents like this that convince me that in the near future, public spaces will be forced by government to build “Mens” rooms, “Ladies” rooms,” and a “Choose your sex” room. And the demand for that will not come from transgender people but from straights, who will refuse to put up with the farce that someone can literally “decide” their own sex.
The woman who lost her Planet Fitness membership is genuinely perplexed:
It’s a business that sells itself on being non-judgmental but Planet Fitness has allegedly revoked the membership of a woman for complaining.
Yvette Cormier, a member at the Midland location, says she had no idea what that meant until a few days ago.
“I was stunned and shocked. He looked like a man.. He did not look like a woman,” Cormier said. Cormier is talking about a transgender woman who walked into the woman’s locker room while she was getting undressed. She says she couldn’t believe her eyes.
“This is very unprofessional. This is very scary,” Cormier said.
Not knowing why the person was in the women’s locker room, Cormier said she immediately complained to the front desk and eventually to corporate offices.
“They told me the same thing, that he was allowed in there because that’s the sex he wants to be,” Cormier said.
Cormier said she understands that some men self-identify as women and some women self-identify as men, but said the person looked like a man and that caught her off guard.
Cormier lost her membership for violating the company’s no judgement zone policy.
Moving forward, Cormier said she isn’t concerned with getting her membership back. Her concern now is to warn other women at this gym to make them aware of this policy, because she says Planet Fitness failed to warn her.
The company told TV5 that Cormier’s concerns about the policy regarding gender identity was inappropriate and disruptive by complaining to other members at the gym.
It’s “inappropriate” to worry about a biological man in a woman’s locker room? Pay no attention to that woman with the thing dangling between her legs. She’s harmless…really.
Speaking of lunacy, here’s the Planet Fitness statement on the matter:
“Planet Fitness is committed to creating a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for our members. Our gender identity non-discrimination policy states that members and guests may use all gym facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity.
In expressing her concerns about the policy, the member in question exhibited behavior that club management deemed inappropriate and disruptive to other members, which is a violation of the membership agreement and as a result her membership was canceled”
“Sincere, self-reported gender identity”? So if a sexual predator applies for membership and sincerely self reports (whatever the hell that means) that despite the presence of male equipment, they are really a woman trapped in a man’s body, they are issued a membership card and allowed to go into the women’s locker room and take their time picking their next victim.
You have to understand the beyond bizarre reasoning behind all of this transgender nonsense.
Several somewhat ambiguous and possibly overlapping definitions can be found for the two terms: transgender and transsexual. Harry Benjamin invented a classification system for transsexuals and transvestites; he called his system the Sex Orientation Scale (SOS). In the SOS, Benjamin assigns transsexuals and transvestites to one of six categories based on their reasons for cross-dressing, and the relative urgency of their need (if any) for sex reassignment surgery.
Many transsexuals believe that to be a true transsexual, a person needs to have a desire for surgery. However, Benjamin’s moderate intensity “true transsexual” needs either estrogen or testosterone as a “substitute for or preliminary to operation.” There are also people who have had sexual reassignment surgery (SRS), but do not meet the definition of a transsexual, while other people do not desire SRS, yet clearly meet Benjamin Scale definition of a “true transsexual”, such as Miriam Rivera.
In addition to the larger categories of transgender and transsexual, there is a wide range of gender expressions and identities which are contrary to the mainstream male-female binary. These include cross dressers, drag queens, drag kings, transvestites, genderqueer, etc. Some people take issue with transsexual because Virginia Charles Prince, who started the magazine Transvestia and built up the cross-dressing organization Tri-Ess, used transgender to distinguish cross-dressers from gay, bisexual and transsexual people. In “Men Who Choose to Be Women,” Prince wrote “I, at least, know the difference between sex and gender and have simply elected to change the latter and not the former.”
OK, my head is spinning; I think I have to go lie down.
The entire idiotic invention is based on the idea that “sex” is biological” but “gender” is a choice. Fine. If you want to self-identify as a neuter, none of my business, go ahead. Just don’t ask anyone else to play along with your fantasy. Why should the overwhelming majority of us who are normal, bread and butter, apple pie men or women and aren’t confused about what our gender be forced by runaway political correctness (and soon, no doubt, the law) to accommodate those who, for whatever reason, have chosen a different means of sexual self-expression? They should accommodate us, not the other way around.
Society should not be turned upside down by this small, subset of people — some of them, almost certainly mentally ill. You can choose to live your life any way you wish, without interference from government or anyone else. But to demand that the overwhelming majority of society change the way they live and give approval to your self-actualized gender identity is madness.