On Planet Fitness and the question of judgment

10th January 2015 – An update that you won’t see mentioned on the “gender critical” radical feminist blogs.

Update from The Advocate

It appears that the ciswoman that complained basically acted like an arsehole in how she complained. Oh not at first, at first she complained to the gym, then to head office, before then returning 4 days on the trot to protest. The transwoman in question wasn’t naked at all, just storing and then collecting her coat and belongings according to the Advocate’s article.  Honestly, if you didn’t realise they were supposed to be reporting on the same story, you’d assume they were reporting on 2 entirely different stories.

Original post below:

There’s a difference between using your best judgement and judging others. True, this transwoman (I don’t know her state of transition but it sounds like an early stage), shouldn’t be walking round naked in the women’s locker room like the article describes. She should use her common sense to know that others don’t want to see that, and will likely cause all kinds of problems for herself. If she’s walking down the street minding her own business and someone objects to her, than that’s theur problem not hers, but that’s not the case here.

I see 2 scenarios here, 1. The woman who complained was being an asshole in how she complained and rightly got asked / booted from the gym. 2. She was polite, diplomatic etc about the situation and the gym acted like assholes asking / booting her out of the gym. Until you have all sides of the story then none of us can make a judgment on it. Regardless, the situation could and should have been handled better.

phonaesthetica

My parents worked hard to instill good judgment in me, because kids are born with no judgment at all: I will put this dead bug in my mouth! I refuse to wear a jacket in winter! Watch me climb up on the roof and jump off into a pile of sofa pillows I have arranged on the lawn for this purpose!

Judgment – a complex function of the brain’s frontal lobe that includes risk assessment, long-range planning, the determination of similarities and differences between things and events, and an understanding of future consequences resulting from present actions – doesn’t fully develop in humans until our mid-20s. Remember the crazy noises AOL made when you tried to get online in 1997? How you couldn’t be on the phone AND the Internet at the same time? That’s what we’re like! Attempting to connect. Page loading. Page failed to load.

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