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Offline kimmy

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Re: Gender Culture
« on: June 11, 2017, 11:14:20 pm »
I have never been in such a position.  As I don't belong to a gym or similar, and as the trans population of Kim City is quite small, it's quite possible I never will.

I'm a strong believer in fairness for LGBT people.  And I strongly oppose "bathroom bills" of the sort that some US states have been enacting.  I can't imagine why it's an issue.  Biologically female people are not going to be lining up at the urinal next to men.  And if I'm in the ladies' room I really don't care what the biological sex of the person on the other side of the partition is.  As long as they-- whatever their biological sex might be-- stay out of my stall while I'm doing my thing, I don't care.

But I feel that locker-rooms, changing rooms, and showers are a different story. I simply don't want to change or shower in the presence of someone with male anatomy.   It would be unsettling and uncomfortable for me, regardless of whether they consider themselves male or female.  I understand that might be hurtful to some trans people, but that's the reality of it.  It's not a switch I could just turn off.   It would be unsettling and uncomfortable for me, and I can only imagine it would be even more upsetting and uncomfortable for women from more conservative cultural backgrounds, and for women who may have had traumatic experiences with biologically male people.

Personally, I would probably leave, or wait until the person left, rather than change or shower alongside them. I would probably decide not to return to that establishment in the future, if that was a regular occurrence.  I just don't think I could bring myself to do it.

I think that out of consideration for the feelings of the women who would feel uncomfortable in such circumstances (which is probably many or most women...) I think that establishments should either provide accommodation for trans customers, or provide a ****-free safe-space for women who aren't comfortable changing in the presence of biologically male people.

The movie "Starship Troopers" depicted a completely gender-integrated marine unit... the men and women showered together completely without concern.  Perhaps there have been real-world cultures where people were equally comfortable with inter-gender group nudity.   But our culture isn't, and it won't be any time soon.

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