A Michigan gym reportedly canceled a woman’s membership after she refused to stop telling other members that “a man” was using the women’s locker room.
Yvette Cormier told MLive.com that the incident occurred at a Planet Fitness on Feb. 28 when she walked into the woman’s locker room and was “freaked out” because there was “a man” in there.You can say that again. No one seems to be exercising any judgment in that joint.
When Cormier told the front desk, employees told her that the person identifies as a woman. Cormier took her case to the gym’s corporate office, but was told that they would not tell the person to stay out of the women’s locker room because the gym is a “no judgment zone.”
Here's my favorite part of the story:
McCall Gosselin, public relations director for Planet Fitness, said in a statement that members can use the appropriate locker room corresponding with their personal gender identity.
“Planet Fitness is committed to creating a non-intimidating, welcoming environment for our members,” the statement read. “Our gender identity non-discrimination policy states that members and guests may use all gym facilities based on their sincere self-reported gender identity.
The statement continued saying Cormier exhibited behavior that the gym deemed “disruptive,” which led to the cancellation of her membership.That's life through-the-looking glass: the woman who complains about male genitalia in the women's locker room is being "disruptive," and is therefore unwelcome. The individual sporting said equipment is welcomed with open arms, even if some women are uncomfortable with the whole, er, arrangement. Which is to say that in the pecking order of victim groups, you can count on the rights of faux chicks trumping the rights of real chicks every single time.