Erasing the gender lines when it comes to using bathrooms has its very serious and foreseen complications as the Seattle Parks and Recreation is finding out.
Washington has a new state rule that allows people to choose a bathroom based on the gender they say they identify with at that time.
A man took advantage of it and began to undress in a woman’s locker room at Evan’s pool in the park at about 5:30pm citing the rule.
When he took off his shirt, women told him to leave and he refused, saying, “I have a right to be here.”
“Really bizarre,” one witness said. “I can’t imagine why they would want to do that anyway!”
The man made no verbal or physical attempt to identify as a woman yet cited the rule.
Opponents of the rule opens up bathrooms to voyeurs while proponents of the bathroom rule say that’s an unrealistic fear.
The man returned a second time while young girls were changing for swim practice.
“Sort of works against the point they’re trying to make. They’re causing people to feel exposed and vulnerable with the intention of reducing people feeling exposed and vulnerable,” said pool regular Aldan Shank.
There is no protocol on how a man should identify as a woman when he’s clearly a man.
Meanwhile, no one was arrested.
The rule needs adjusting.