15 Dec Reader Poll: “Would you use a dressing room that was open to transgender individuals?”
“Would you use a dressing room that was open to transgender individuals?”
Here’s how readers responded:
1 Percent Yes” (answer by female)
63 Percent “No” (answer by female)
1 Percent “Yes” (answer by male)
35 Percent “No” (answer by male)
This question is a result of the story about a Macy’s Department store employee who was fired for refusing to let a transgender woman use a women’s dressing room. The young woman stated that she was fired for attempting to protect female customers and for standing by her religious convictions. We think that the strongest argument is one of protection for customers.
Thus, we thought we’d ask how many of our readers would feel comfortable they’d feel with the situation. You can see from the above results that very few would welcome having someone of the opposite sex in their dressing rooms. Can’t say as we’re surprised.
In an update to this story, a second Macy’s employee has spoken out about the problems she has encountered with men in women’s changing rooms. Seems this is an ongoing problem at the large department store.