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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

SATIRE: Rape Victim Triggered By Transgender Woman In Gym Locker Room

Rape Victim Triggered By Transgender Woman In Gym Locker Room

The presence of a naked transgender woman in a locker room caused a former rape victim to experience horrific flashbacks of her past trauma.

Tim Russet Potato
Daily Bungle

Planet Fitness prides itself in offering a “judgement-free zone” where all of its members can feel comfortable, but one local gym faces a dilemma in ensuring that two members feel comfortable, even though the presence of one make the other feel uncomfortable.

A local gym received complaint from a female member, and former rape victim, concerning a transgender woman using the women’s locker room.

The woman who made the complaint (and who declined to provide her name), was a former rape victim who claimed that the transgender woman’s presence in the dressing area made her feel uncomfortable due to her past rape experience.

Planet Fitness offers a "no-judgment" policy which allows members to use whichever locker room best associates with their “gender identity”, which means that members who are biologically male are allowed to use the women’s locker room if they identify as female.

Earlier this year, a Michigan gym expelled a female member after she complained (in an “inappropriate” manner) about a transgender women using the women’s locker room.

However, in the case of this local incident, the gym did not and would not consider revoking the membership of the complaining female member, as they sympathize with her concerns and situation, one gym representative said.

The gym has not yet decided what it would do to facilitate either or both gym members, but has assured that they plan on reaching a compromise.

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