Reader Poll: “Would you use a dressing room that was open to transgender individuals?”

Reader Poll: “Would you use a dressing room that was open to transgender individuals?”

Here’s the questions we asked readers:     

“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.

2 Comments
  • Meagan
    Posted at 21:25h, 17 December Reply

    The separation of men and women’s bathrooms/dressing rooms isn’t done for cultural reasons or to give men and women some kind of “hang-out” spot. Feeling feminine or masculine isn’t a good enough reason to barge on into the opposite sex’s bathroom/dressing room. If a store really wants to cater to more people’s situations, they should offer dressing rooms that are accessible from the outside like at a lot of thrift stores (not ones where you have to go down some long hallway alone), or single stall family bathrooms. Just my two cents.

  • Bruce
    Posted at 16:03h, 12 January Reply

    it is a sign of our times and like it or not it is still not right and mark my words ,nothing good will come of this situation. sooner or latr the apple cart will,be upset and trouble will come. As someone said , make a special room for these people . I would not be crazy with having a woman in a men’s bathroom.

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