Planet Fitness is Unsafe for Women
Planet Fitness has decided that protecting the rights of men who identify as women is more important than protecting women. In one of the most ridiculous examples of bending over backwards to appease our PC overlords, the gym rebuked member Yvette Cormier when she complained that there was a man in the women’s locker room.
On February 28, Cormier entered the locker room of her Midland, Michigan branch to find a man in a wig and sparse makeup standing inside. “I just stopped right there in my tracks,” Cormier told ABC News. “It was a man for sure.”
She went to the front desk to ask why a man was in what used to be considered a “safe space” before liberal activists stole the phrase for their own nefarious purposes. She was informed that the man identified as a woman. Oh. Well that makes it okay. Obviously, this was just some idiot at the front desk who was probably uncomfortable with a conversation straying too far from protein shakes and butterfly chest exercises. Cormier took her inquiry to the Planet Fitness corporate offices, certain that she would get a better answer.
Instead, she found that she was not facing a low-level employee gone mad. She had run right into the brick wall of corporate policy.
Cormier was told that “whatever gender you feel you are, that’s the locker room you’re allowed to go in.” She took her complaints to her fellow female gym members, informing them about the gym’s decision. She was subsequently warned by the corporate office that she was violating their “no judgment” policy. They demanded to know if she would stop speaking about the issue. When she said she would not, they revoked her membership.
If this seems like the kind of event that would – once the headlines started emerging – inspire a quick and unqualified apology from the Planet Fitness brass, their statement proves we live in different times:
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 manner in which this member expressed her concerns about the policy exhibited behavior that management at the Midland club deemed inappropriate and disruptive to other members, which is a violation of the membership agreement and as a result her membership was cancelled.
The rush to protect this country’s estimated 700,000 transgenders has put this country’s 158,000,000 women at risk. That’s not an attempt to say all transgenders are violent sex perverts. It’s merely to say that we can’t allow foolishly PC notions to overcome our common sense. We have divided bathrooms for a reason. If Planet Fitness thinks it’s worth the money to build a third locker room for transgenders, have at it. But there’s no reason women should be made to feel uncomfortable and unsafe to accommodate a tiny percentage of confused men.