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I assure you, medieval people bathed. – Going Medieval
I can’t believe I have to write this down right now, but my dear friends, medieval people bathed regularly.

Yes. I assure you. I am very serious. It is true.

In fact, medieval people loved a bath and can in many ways be considered a bathing culture, much in the way that say, Japan is now. Medieval people also very much valued being clean generally in an almost religious way.

This is not to say that getting clean was as easy for medieval people as it is for us now. But medieval people were very clever and had ways of getting around that.

So, say you are an average-ass medieval person. That means you are a peasant, because 85% of the population or so were peasants. This meant that you were working very hard doing manual labour in a field. How would you stay clean? Well you would probably wash daily at home. This usually involved filling an ewer with water, heating it and then poring it into a larger basin which allowed for ease of scrubbing, like so:
medieval  bathroom  baths  history 
10 weeks ago by Quercki
2 Women Charged With Sexual Battery Of Trans Woman In North Carolina Bar : NPR
A transgender woman says she was sexually assaulted in a North Carolina bathroom last month, according to police records.

Jessica Fowler, 31, and Amber Harrell, 38, have both been charged with sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping in connection with the alleged incident on Dec. 9 at a bar in downtown Raleigh.

In a 911 call released by police Tuesday, the woman – who is not named, but identified herself to the dispatcher as transgender — described harassment and physical attacks that began in the bathroom of Milk Bar and continued out into the main part of the venue.
transgender  violence  bathroom  women 
january 2019 by Quercki
Seattle man in women's locker room cites gender rule |
Seattle Parks and Recreation is facing a first-of-a-kind challenge to gender bathroom rules. A man undressed in a women's locker room, citing a new state rule that allows people to choose a bathroom based on gender identity.

It was a busy time at Evans Pool around 5:30pm Monday February 8. The pool was open for lap swim. According to Seattle Parks and Recreation, a man wearing board shorts entered the women's locker room and took off his shirt. Women alerted staff, who told the man to leave, but he said "the law has changed and I have a right to be here."

"Really bizarre," MaryAnne Sato said. "I can't imagine why they would want to do that anyway!"

Sato uses the locker room a few times a week, but she says this is a first for her. It's also a first for Seattle Parks and Recreation. Employees report that the man made no verbal or physical attempt to identify as a woman, yet he still cited a new rule that allows bathroom choice based on gender identification.

The issue drew protesters from both sides to Olympia on Monday. Opponents claim the rule opens up bathrooms to voyeurs but supporters say that's an unrealistic fear.

No one was arrested in this case and police weren't called, even though the man returned a second time while young girls were changing for swim practice.

"Sort of works against the point they're trying to make. They're causing people to feel exposed and vulnerable with the intention of reducing people feeling exposed and vulnerable," said pool regular Aldan Shank.

The man's protest, if that's what it was, hurts the greater cause, Shank says.

As far as policy to protect everyone, Seattle Parks spokesman David Takami says they're still working on the issue. Right now, there's no specific protocol for how someone should demonstrate their gender in order to access a bathroom.  Employees just rely on verbal identification or physical appearance, and this man offered neither.

"This didn’t seem like a transgender issue to staff – someone who was “identifying” as a woman," Takami wrote in a statement to KING 5. "We have guidelines that allow transgender individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity. We want everyone to feel comfortable in our facilities."
male  transgender  bathroom 
february 2016 by Quercki
‘It Happened to Me’: How Transgender ‘Bathroom Bills’ Discriminate Against Women by Allowing Men in Women’s Spaces » Americans for Truth
Bathroom attacks of women and children are at epidemic level. Most of these attacks are by predators. After studying predators for years, I have learned that they use anything to gain an advantage on their victims.

Supporters of these bills say that it is NOT transgenders committing the attacks. Critics of the bill say that predators will pretend to be transgender if it will give them access to victims. Here are stories that allegedly support that argument [Emphasis added]

“DA: Cross-Dressing Man Secretly Taped Women at Macy’s”
“PALMDALE, Calif. (KTLA) — A 33-year-old man was charged Tuesday with allegedly dressing as woman to secretly videotape women using the restroom at a Macy’s department store.” 

“Man in Barbie Costume Attacks Woman in Bathroom”
“SAN DIEGO — Police Sunday arrested a 30-year-old man who was wearing a pink tutu when he allegedly attacked a woman in a toilet stall at a Big Lots store in Clairemont.”

“Sexual Predator Jailed after Claiming to be ‘Transgender’ in Order to Assault Women in Shelter
“TORONTO – A biological man claiming to be ‘transgender’ so as to gain access to and prey on women at two Toronto shelters was jailed “indefinitely” last week after being declared by a judge a “dangerous offender.”

“Under the name “Jessica,” he was able to get into the women’s shelters, where he sexually assaulted several women in 2012, the Toronto Sun reports.”

I must admit that I have a dog in this race. I had a preview of “bathroom bill” experience a few years ago.  While visiting relatives, I went to a local restaurant-–an everyday occurrence for most people.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has drawn national attention to religious liberty with her overzealous defense of a new homosexual/transgender “rights” ordinance in her city.
This time, however, a man entered my multi-stall restroom, and proceeded to act like he was in the men’s room. I still remember the paralyzing fear I felt that night – women know instinctively that men are stronger than themselves. The image of the man exposing himself is also not a picture that I have easily forgotten.
transgender  bathroom  panic  man  incident 
january 2016 by Quercki
15 Experts Debunk Right-Wing Transgender Bathroom Myth | Research | Media Matters for America
Fox News Has Promoted Harassment Fears About Transgender Access To Restrooms. Fox News has repeatedly invoked fears of sexual assault and misbehavior in restrooms to attack equal access to public accommodations for transgender people, including a fake story about a transgender student harassing females in her school's restroom. [Equality Matters, 6/5/13, 2/27/13, 8/14/13, 10/15/13]

Conservative Media Outlets Have Promoted Bogus Bathroom Stories. Numerous conservative media outlets, including The Daily Caller, WND, and the Media Research Center, have similarly promoted the myth that sexual predators will exploit trans-inclusive restrooms to prey upon women. [Equality Matters, 8/19/13, 8/22/13, 2/3/14]
transgender  bathroom  panic  Fox  data  truth  sources 
january 2016 by Quercki
Statistics Show Exactly How Many Times Trans People Have Attacked You in Bathrooms
Surprise: There are zero reported cases of this happening. 

Several states, including Arizona, Florida, Texas and Kentucky, have considered or are considering enacting so-called "bathroom bills," which restrict transgender people from using the bathroom in line with their gender identity, and are framed as "protective" measures against "sexual predators." 

But these bills are not protective. They're vehicles for instilling fear of trans and gender-nonconforming people. For example, Florida State Representative Frank Artiles (R), who sponsored the Single Sex Public Facilities bill (HB 583), did not provide any evidence that a trans person has ever attacked cisgender (non-transgender) people in public restrooms when pressed by BuzzFeed in February. On his blog, Artiles wrote that this bill is a "preventative" measure and was not spurred by a specific incident.
transgender  bathroom  panic  data  truth 
january 2016 by Quercki

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