Planet Confusion

From The Dallas Voice:

Leslie McMurray

I’m pissed off; I’m perplexed, and I’m scared. I’ll try and sort out what’s swirling in my pretty little head.

On Feb. 28, a female member of the Planet Fitness in Midland, Mich., complained to management about someone who “looked like a man” being in the women’s locker room. The woman who made the complaint ultimately had her membership revoked, with Planet Fitness officials citing as their reason the woman’s disruptive activities in warning other female members that the gym might let “men” into the women’s locker room facilities.

Planet Fitness has a policy of “No Judgment” and permits members to use whatever facilities match their “sincere, self-reported gender.”

Fine. But honestly, I’m conflicted.

I have held off on addressing this. My fear was that the person in the locker room was a cross-dresser, and that’s what she appears to be: no hormones, no transition.

To me, that is abuse of the privilege and is exactly what the opposition wanted in order to illustrate their point that “men” who “feel like a woman today” can waltz into women-only spaces with impunity.

That makes me sick.

Where do you draw the line? I have been on hormones for years now. I’ve had years of therapy, gender reassignment surgery, breast augmentation and electrolysis. I’m a broke — but happy — woman.

I work out at a gym and use the ladies locker room, but I also have a vagina. I’m not sure if that should be a requirement, but discretion sure should be if you have the original equipment.

Should we require hormones? OK, for how long? Who checks?

The best I can come up with is that if you are irrevocably committed to living your life as a woman, then come on in. If you are trying it on? Do us all a favor and stay out.

This whole thing really pisses me off.

Living in Texas, where too many people would like to see us all dead, I sure as hell don’t need anyone making my life more difficult than it already is. I am so careful and so respectful; I don’t think that it’s too much to ask for others to be the same way.

Right now, one bad apple really can screw it up for all of us.

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4 Responses to “Planet Confusion”

  1. Edith Pilkington Says:

    smoke my eyelids and punch my cigarette!!! Oh, my; oh, my oh my! how people just get uglier and lose all sense of time.

    is there a place up ahead where the world can stop for a minute? i want off.

    • Suzan Says:

      It’s truly weird. Much of the problem is the result of the transgender Borg including every one under the sun under their umbrella. My problem is I have been around long enough to know that all those included doesn’t mean transkid or 24/7/365 Transgender women. It includes a lot of rather sick puppies and people who make all sorts of claims to identity without doing one thing to make that identity a reality.

      I’ve seen some of these characters wandering the aisles of the big box stores I’ve worked and I know about how women feel about being required to share the restroom with these characters.

      I am in the midst of an argument with one such person who is mansplaining to me why I need therapy to cure my internalized transphobia.

      • Edith Pilkington Says:

        I didn’t know it was Bayne McGregor. I remember Bayne from the Jaspar’s Wardrobe days. Cheese! What’s the other line from the song? “I wonder what kind of price you have to pay to keep from going through all these things twice?” I remember Sophia Siedlberg trying to engage McGregor back a few years ago. It’s such a drag watching these things play out. I think I said enough last night when I commented. There is no point in trying to make any sense of this. Truly, I was born in Memphis and even though I’ve never been to Mobile it seems there is no exit. Hell is other people.

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