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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It's not Kris Kringle's Macy's Anymore!

What do you think of this scenario? Your teenage daughters go shopping at Macy's for dresses for a special occasion. They take their little sister with them. When they go to the dressing room with their selections, lo and behold, a group of "transgender" guys are using the rooms and coming out to show each other their frilly selections.

Sound crazy? I agree. But that is the new reality at the LGBT friendly store. Macy's just fired a female clerk who told a man he couldn't use the female dressing room. Macy's says a "transgender" male can use any dressing rooms he wants.

This, of course, will end up in court. Now whose "rights" do you think will be upheld?

Macy's clerk fired for booting man from women's dressing room


Veronica said...

I really have lived too long. The three days of darkness would have much been preferred to this ongoing and seemingly endless nightmare.

Anonymous said...

I agree that she shouldn't have been fired, but I don't understand the whole fuss. If the dressing room had its own door, who cares who uses it? Many stores (Eddie Bauer, Banana Republic, Gap to name a few) have just one dressing room for both men and women. When living in Europe, all the dressing rooms (and many of the public bathrooms) were unisex. It was always fun to watch "first timers" from the States be amazed that men and women used the same bathrooms, but of course their own stalls. And of course every bathroom has an attendant keeping things orderly and clean.

So, again, I agree that firing her was wrong, because I'm sure she was just following the signs. But I think the whole thing is rather silly.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

A lot of those department store dressing rooms are separate areas with a mirror outside to show Mom what you're trying on. They also have openings at the top and bottom.

Let's look at another scenario -- the women's locker room at the public pool with a community shower. Should men pretending to be women be able to use that too? Wouldn't that be a real boon to teenage boys with raging hormones? This is just the proverbial camel's nose in the tent.

Anonymous said...

To Veronica, I said something similar about not wanting t live in this world anymore. I hope the Good God didn't take me seriously. But don't despair, I have a feeling all this is just the beginning of woes and that it will be capped off with the 3 days of darkness, eventually. Courage! :)
To Anonymous, the point is that we are NOT living in Europe. We are not used to seeing things that have been common sites in Europe for a long time. My husband and son have traveled in Europe, particularly France, and I can tell you that there are actually some good things about this country having a rather puritanical background. Not many, but at least so far I haven't seen the kind of billboard ads here that they have there. And our version of the "occupy" movement hasn't seen the kind of lawlessness yet that was seen in England and Italy. Europe prides itself on its' maturity and sophistication, but things are much worse there in many ways, morally speaking. I don't believe that any concessions should be made to accommodate people who go by what sex they "feel" like they are. It should be strictly ruled by the plumbing.

Veronica said...

Magdalena, you misunderstood me. It is not that I do not want to live anymore - that would be an insult to Our Lord - rather, it is that the world in which I live in today is the complete opposite from the one that I was born and lived in for a few decades. It is becoming increasingly harder to maneuver myself in a society that has lost all sense of shame and decency.

God have mercy on us all!

Ray Schneider said...

The world's been messed up for a long long time. These times are no better or worse then many times in the past. But I also remember a time in America when it was common for young boys to get on their bikes and ride miles and miles away from home with no concern for their safety.

I remember when each Fall we'd burn the leaves by the side of the road. We did that everywhere we lived. In Falls Church when I was a high-school student at Gonzaga. Earlier we did it in Richboro, Pa.

Most people didn't bother to lock their cars or even the front door of their houses. Bad language was rarely heard in mixed company.

On my paper route of 42 customers there was only one divorced family and the lady who was divorced was the talk of the neighborhood because it was so unusual. We paperboys got all the gossip.

Of course the matinee movie for kids was a quarter (a real silver quarter) and gas was about 25 cents a gallon. Paperback books were 25 cents too and I remember when they went up to 35 cents. A stamp was 3 cents.

Mass was in Latin and I was a choir boy in a choir that sang all the famous composers' masses at high mass and it was just an ordinary parish in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

It's all gone and it's been replaced by a far more degraded and degrading culture with far more gadgets that don't substitute for the cultural losses. I know exactly how Veronica feels.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, I do not know about your ancestors, but mine, both Catholic and Protestant, came to America because they did not like a lot of what was going on in Europe, so it does not do much good to tell Americans whose American ancestry goes back to the 1600s, and mine does on my maternal side, that we should act like Europeans. It does not sit well with us.

Also, Ray Schneider, back when you and I, and even our children, were younger, teens and college students did not kill each other and teachers in schools, even though guns were plentiful.

Anonymous said...

Regarding my post at 10:00 pm on the 17th to the other Anonymous, although the dressing stalls at the Gap are unisex, the doors to the stalls all face the inside of the store where people can see if someone is looking under the stalls, and each stall is individual and next to one another. It would be very hard for harassment or rape to occur. Also, the inside walls of the stalls go completely down to the floor for privacy. That is not the case inside a Macys's dressing room. We have unisex bathrooms here too, in California, and in most cases they are almost totally safe and private as they are individual ones that can be locked. That is modesty and privacy American unisex style, and the way the majority of us, women at least, like it.

Anonymous said...

Regarding my last post, having individual stalls does ruin the fun, though, of having one's mother, sister, daughter or female friend sit outside the stall, but in the dressing room area, so we can come out of the stall into the semi-privacy of the dressing room to show them how the clothing looks on us. Now women have to come out into the store itself to get someone's opinion and advice. That is not as private, and it can be embarrassing to discuss how certain things fit where everyone can hear you.