A perfect example of Sexual Correctness carried to an absurd result. I think it's a reasonable question to consider at what point in the process of a sex change, a person should be considered a member of the opposite sex for semi-public nudity, especially when exposure to children is involved. Should a man declare himself to be a woman for public bathing and showering purposes when:
A transgendered man permitted to use the women's locker rooms at a Washington college has created uproar among parents who say their children have been repeatedly exposed by him.
At the center of the controversy, Colleen Francis, a 45-year-old student at Olympia's Evergreen College who identifies as a woman but with male genitalia, says she has a right to use the facilities and the school agrees.
'The college cannot discriminate based on the basis of gender identity,' Evergreen Spokesman Jason Wettstein told KOMO. 'Gender identity is one of the protected things in discrimination law in this state.'
Taking their own action, however, parents of children who use the facility - sharing the pool's locker room with a high school swim club and children’s swim academy – have turned to the police.
'[A mother] reported her daughter was upset because she observed a person at the women's locker room naked and displaying male genitalia,' a police report filed by a 17-year-old's mother in September read.
- He initially convinces himself that he should become a member of the opposite sex?
- He convinces professional medical personnel that his desire to change sex is irrevocable and a medical necessity?
- Hormone treatments, and changes in dress make outward appearance of the opposite sex, but not surgery on external genitalia?
- After surgery changes the appearance of the genitalia to conform to the adopted gender?
Does that ask the transgendered person to make some sacrifices, like not showing off his/her genitalia in public for a few years? Too bad! If he/she is committed to having his/her genitalia altered, he/she should be committed enough not to stick them in faces where they are unwanted for a considerable period. Society is not just about making them feel good about themselves.