People in the U.
S have different views over gender-neutral bathrooms for years, and opinions appear to still be split. Some people feel uncomfortable while using it, while others say that it provides safety and inclusivity to all.
A woman is slammed on social media after she tweeted that she felt ‘violated’ when a man came to use a gender neutral-bathroom in front of her.
Twitter user @MaryBear__ shared her story last week, she said, that she was washing her hands when two men walked in. She said, she felt uncomfortable in their presence, even though she was in a gender-neutral bathroom.
‘Man#1 didn’t care and used the bathroom in front of me. Man#2 waited outside the bathroom until I left after seeing me inside. I thanked man#2 for respecting my privacy. I felt so violated,’ she tweeted.
The woman’s post went viral, and many people share their disagreement with the woman’s complaint. People slamming her for having the audacity to say she felt violated simply because a man used the gender-neutral bathroom she was in.
People commented on woman’s post and one user said, ‘Man #1 treated you as an equal in a gender-neutral bathroom. Man#2 treated you like a woman. I don’t know which one you want as treatment, but both treated you with respect and neither violated you,’ Twitter user @WinnersWontLose wrote.
Other Twitter users reminded her that she was the one chose to use a gender-neutral bathroom, stressing that the two guys did nothing wrong.
‘What were you trying to accomplish with this tweet other than you don’t understand what a gender NEUTRAL bathroom is……?’ one person asked.
Someone else commented: ‘Then just use a female bathroom if you want your privacy respected?? What are you doing in a gender-neutral bathroom if you want men to wait outside?’
She replied of some tweets to defend her.
‘I’m confused here. Why should he have waited if it’s a gender-neutral restroom and you were on your way out anyway? Why did you feel violated?’ one person asked.
‘I felt violated because he unzipped his pants and peed beside/in front of me. As a woman I was uncomfortable sharing a bathroom w/ a man [sic],’ she replied.
Many suggested to her that she should have just locked the door, but @MaryBear__ insisted that wasn’t an option.
‘It’s so many people in my mentions saying I’m wrong and should have locked the door. If it was a lock I would have locked the door dummies. I’m over it [sic],’ she tweeted.
However, there were many Twitter users who didn’t believe her when she said there wasn’t lock on the door.
‘Nah Nah hold on, I haven’t ever in all my years saw a one person gender-neutral bathroom with no lock [sic],’ one person commented.
‘If only 1 person can use it at a time the door locks,’ someone else wrote, while another Twitter user asked: ‘If only one person could use it at a time how were the three of them in there at the same time[?]’
Despite the onslaught of criticism, there were some people who understood where she was coming from.
‘If locking the door was an option I think she would have locked it. And to be honest, if you have a restroom with one sink and one toilet and a guy walks in, sees it’s occupied and whips his stuff out anyway instead of waiting. He’s a creep, there’s no excuse [sic],’ one man tweeted.
‘You’ll really trying to attack my neo because she felt uncomfortable being as a bathroom with a man but….. if s**t would’ve t went left y’all a** would nvm,’ someone else pointed out.