Voyeur or Nah? Man Cites Seattle Bathroom Rule As He Undresses In Women’s Locker Room

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The new Seattle rule “transgender members are free to use the restrooms and locker rooms designated for the gender they identify with, not necessarily the gender listed on their birth certificate,” has been tested by a man who chose to undress in a women’s locker room amidst public outcry.

The man caused quite an agitation as he undressed in a women’s locker room in Evans Pool, Seattle, citing new transgender laws of the state as ‘allowing people to choose a bathroom based on their gender identity’.

He never acted nor identified himself as a transgender.

According to Seattle Parks and Recreation, a man wearing board shorts entered the women’s locker room and took off his shirt. When the women in the locker room alerted staffs of the park, they instructed the man to leave; rather than walk away, he said “the law has changed and I have a right to be here.”

The park admits it is facing it’s first-of-its-kind challenge to gender rules and does not know how it is going to handle this.

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MaryAnne Sato who is a steady user of the locker room said this was the first time she was hearing of such. She reveals she was shocked as she exclaimed:


“It is really bizarre. I can’t imagine why they would want to do that anyway!”

Sato is not alone, as the Seattle Parks and Recreation staffs also confess to being shocked at the new development.

The man is reported to have made no verbal or physical attempt identifying himself as a woman yet he still cited “a new rule that allows bathroom choice based on gender identification.”

MaryAnne Sato said: “Either identify yourself as a transgender or you are not and you are just taking advantage of the loophole”.

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The issue, like all other controversies, drew supporters and protesters.

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On the issue of toilet wars, protesters said: “This code is so poorly written that it contains so many loopholes that predators will abuse, we know because we have lived in it”.

Protesters claim “The rule opens up bathrooms to voyeurs” but supporters say ”That is an unrealistic fear.”

A young girl commented, “If someone is being voyeuristic or is going to hurt somebody, that is still illegal and they will still be arrested”.

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Aldan Shank who is also a regular user of the pool said:

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“Sort of works against the point they’re trying to make. They’re causing people to feel exposed and vulnerable in a place like that with the intention of reducing people feeling exposed and vulnerable”.

Shank believes the man’s protest, hurts the greater cause.

Regarding policy to protect everyone, Seattle Parks spokesman, David Takami says:

“The park is still working on the issue. Right now, there’s no specific protocol for how someone should demonstrate their gender in order to access a bathroom.”

Employees just rely on verbal identification or physical appearance, and this man offered neither.

In a statement Takami wrote to news station KING 5 News, it reads:

“This didn’t seem like a transgender issue to staff – someone who was “identifying” as a woman.

We have guidelines that allow transgender individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.

We want everyone to feel comfortable in our facilities.”

No one was arrested and the police was not called either.

Some residents of Seattle are not so shocked at the news stating that ”It was just a matter of time before anyone would take advantage of the new rule.”

What are your thoughts? Is the man really making a point or is he being voyeuristic?

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