Ok, so here’s the story:
A women-only spa in Toronto, Ontario, Canada took some massive criticism and triggered a social-media outcry last week, that prohibits some transgender women from using their facilities.
On Facebook, a woman stated that she refused to revisit the spa on account that they canceled her friend’s (who is transgender) appointment due to their spa’s policy which states “no male genitals” rule.
The spa explained, “because we are a bathing-suit-optional environment, our current policy is to ensure all clients are comfortable in an environment with nudity, including minors.”
The backlash was extreme from the public, transgender and LGBTQ communities. However, the spa further clarified that it’s a ‘single-sex facility with full nudity, and unlike other facilities.’ They stated they supported these communities, but the spa has policies to adhere to.
Angry comments were written in newspapers and online with many spa members threatening to discontinue their memberships, although others were on the side of the spa.
I am on the side of the Spa.
I also support the transgender and LGBTQ community.
If I was a member of that spa and they allowed a transgender woman to use their facilities, I would feel extremely tense and uncomfortable.
I wouldn’t tolerate a person, who is biologically (a male), to dress/undress along with me in the change room, be seated alongside me in the hot tub, swim in the pool or saunter around the facility. Period. I recognize that they are transgendering to a woman, but they still have genitals.
I would have joined this spa in the first place based on its policies, therefore, if these policies changed, which I don’t think is fair, I would join another spa. I don’t believe I would have strolled around in the buff. However, it doesn’t bother me to see or be in the company of other women.
This would definitely have an effect on my abuse and trauma issues, so why would I want to attend a facility I go to relax to be triggered for PTSD?
Why don’t they have their own transgender spa?
I know I’m going to get crapped on for this post!!.
What is your opinion on this?
See entire news article @ Toronto Star.com