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YMCA Staff Shamed Teen Girl Upset by Seeing ‘Trans Woman’s’ Penis in Women’s Locker Room
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BY C. MITCHELL SHAW
Republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, & research purposes.
A story out of California illustrates the degree to which “transgender rights” are little more than a license to allow grown men to expose their naked bodies to young girls. A couple of weeks ago, a 17-year-old girl was in the shower room of the Santee, California, YMCA when she witnessed a naked man in the shower room. Her report of the incident drew only irritation from the YMCA staff, who told her that the “woman” she saw had a right to be there.
As San Diego’s KUSI News reported:
Recently, 17-year-old Rebecca Phillips visited the Santee YMCA to workout after work, as she routinely does.
But this time, as she was showering, she encountered a naked man inside the women’s locker as she was showering….
She ran into a stall to hide and change, before informing staff of the naked man freely using the women’s locker room.
Staff said the man, who claims to be transgender, is allowed to shower wherever he wants. Since he identifies as a girl, the naked man chose to use the women’s locker room. Then, the Director of Membership for San Diego County YMCA’s, Teri Maas, called Phillips and informed her she was never in danger with the naked man in the locker room.
Speaking to the Santee City Council last week, Phillips broke down crying as she related the incident.
She told the members of the council that while hiding in the shower stall waiting for the naked man to leave and fearing for her safety, she thought of her young sister. She sobbed as she said, “I could only think of my five-year-old sister who I bring to this gym during the summer to enjoy their water slides,” adding, “This is the YMCA, where hundreds of children spend their summer afternoons in child care camps. This is the YMCA where my little sister took gymnastics lessons. The locker room was supposed to be her safe haven to gossip with her friends and shower and change.”
As to the Y’s claim that “she was never in danger,” Phillips said, “I was made to feel as though I had done something wrong when I talked to people at the YMCA.” She went on to say that after her father reached out to the YMCA to complain of the incident, “The YMCA wouldn’t let my father speak to the manager of the Santee branch. After waiting several days, he finally received a call from Teri Maas … the Director of Membership for San Diego County. She informed my dad that I was not in any danger at the time of the incident. That I was safe.” She then said:
But I ask you this … I’m assuming all of you either have a wife, a sister, daughters or granddaughters or are a woman yourself. Could you knowingly send an underage girl into a room with a naked male and say that she was not in danger, that she was safe, or more importantly, that this [was] right?
Phillips — who despite the palpable fear betrayed in her voice, managed to be clear, articulate, and logical in her comments to the council — identified the real point here. A minor girl forced into the presence of a naked man is not safe — and is not right.
When “transgender” activists began demanding a few years ago that men who identify as women should have the “right” to use the bathrooms, locker rooms, and changing rooms corresponding to their “gender identity,” right-thinking individuals and organizations (including The New American) warned that minor girls would become victims. Those warnings were pooh-poohed by LGBTQ activists and the mainstream media. And yet, here we are, again — because this is not the first time, and it won’t be the last time.
When Phillips sat down with KUSI’s Hunter Sowards for a segment of Good Evening San Diego, she said that her goal in sharing her story is to “spark change in San Diego County.” She told Sowards that although the YMCA offers many wonderful programs, “they’ve gone too far” by having a policy allowing grown men to shower with minor girls.
So far, the YMCA appears to be standing by the policy, albeit with some notable squishiness. In a statement to KUSI, the YMCA of San Diego County wrote:
We are aware of a situation involving two members in the locker room of the Santee YMCA earlier this month. The comfort and safety of all our members is our highest priority.
As a community focused organization, we strive to meet the needs of all individuals. We recognize that birth and gender identity are sensitive subjects. We rely on subject matter experts, laws, and guidelines established by the State of California to ensure our policies are welcoming and respectful for all community members.
As part of this commitment to ensure all individuals feel comfortable, we are reviewing [locker] room floorplans across all facilities within our association. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has access to additional privacy if desired and needed.
As KUSI points out in its report, the Y’s policy is the direct result of a decision by San Diego County in May of 2022 to redefine what it means to be a woman. As KUSI reported Friday, “Supervisors Nathan Fletcher, Terra Lawson-Remer, and Nora Vargas all voted in favor of the ordinance, which has resulted in underage girls like Rebecca Phillips fearing for their safety.”
KUSI is an independent station without any affiliation to a network. As an interesting note, the station broke the mainstream media mold by not calling the man in this case a “woman” or using feminine language (she, her, etc.) to refer to him. The headline for KUSI’s report reads, “Santee YMCA allows naked man to use women’s locker room with underage girls.”
The station also wrote, “Carrie Prejean-Boller joined KUSI’s Logan Byrnes on Good Evening San Diego to applaud Rebecca for being a hero, as publicly sharing her experience takes a lot of courage.” It is certainly true that Phillips demonstrated courage to speak out against grown men exposing themselves to minor girls. Sadly, the leaders of both San Diego County and the YMCA lack anything approaching the same courage as this brave young woman.
Philips remarks to the council:
Good evening Council members and residents of Santee behind me . My name is Rebecca Phillips and I am 17 years old. I am not a resident of Santee, but I am employed at a local restaurant, the Omelet Factory, and I work out regularly at the Santee YMCA .
Just two weeks after my shift at my job, I went to the gym to swim laps. As I was showering after my workout, I saw a naked male in the women’s locker room.
I immediately went back into the shower, terrified, and hid behind their flimsy excuse for a curtain until he was gone.
I ran into a bathroom stall to change as quickly as I could, organizing my thoughts to share with the people at the front desk. As I did so, I could only think of my five-year-old sister, who I bring to this gym during the summer….sorry…to enjoy their water slides.
This is the YMCA, where hundreds of children spend their summer afternoons in child care camps.
This is the YMCA where my little sister took gymnastics lessons.
The locker room was supposed to be her safe haven to gossip with her friends, and shower and change.
When I asked YMCA management what they policy was regarding transgenders, they confirmed that the man I saw was indeed allowed wherever he pleased. As long as you are not a red flag on Megan’s Law, the Commie California Sex Offender Registry, a grown male can shower alongside a teenage girl at your YMCA location here in Santee.
I was made to feel as though I had done something wrong when I talked to people at the YMCA.
Somehow, the indecent exposure of a male to a female minor was an inconvenience to them.
When my dad spoke to the sheriff’s office, they told him they should never allow me to shower there ever again.
The YMCA wouldn’t let my father speak to the the manager of the Santee branch.After waiting several days, he finally received a call from Teri Maas, who’s is the Director of Membership for San Diego County.
She informed my dad that I was not in any danger at the time of the incident. That I was safe.
But I ask you this…I’m assuming all of you have either a wife, a sister, daughters or granddaughters or are a woman yourself.
Could you knowingly send an underage girl into a room with a naked male and say she was not in danger, that she was safe, or more importantly, that this right?The fact that we are now tailoring our privacy policies and bathroom laws around transgenders, ignoring the blatant threat to safety that this poses is obscene.
The safety of children, girls, is on the chopping block.
And this issue is not unique to one political party. Both Democrats and Republicans whom I have shared the story with have all been equally disgusted.
So, I implore you all to take action. With great privilege comes great responsibility.Whether it’s require transgenders to use the single stall family restrooms or making them use the bathroom that aligns with their biological identity…..
BY SELWYN DUKE
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We are making progress “in the movement toward reparations” for the descendants of black slaves, said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) last week. The week before, a Duke University economist estimated that reparations sufficient to end black Americans’ “claims for race-specific restitution” would cost up to $14 trillion. (The U.S. economy’s total size was $25.72 trillion in the third quarter.) In this vein, San Francisco’s “reparations committee” just proposed that each longtime black resident be granted $5 million and total debt forgiveness. And across the Atlantic, a specific human target for reparations extraction has been identified.
No, it’s not Kamala Harris, whose own father conceded that their ancestors were slaveholders.
It’s British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, whose distant ancestors owned a Barbados slave plantation.
Starting first with the total reparations price tag, MarketWatch reported Thursday that black
Americans whose ancestors were enslaved have been excluded from full citizenship in the United States for the last 247 years — and granting them full citizenship will cost between $13 trillion and $14 trillion, economist William “Sandy” Darity told a conference of fellow U.S. economists last week.
To see the impact of second-class citizenship on Black Americans, look no further than the racial wealth gap, Darity, a professor of public policy at Duke University, said during a panel on inequality at the American Economic Association meetings.
The “central task” of reparations policy is to raise the level of Black assets to a level sufficient to match the average net worth of white Americans, Darity said. Only this will produce the material conditions for full citizenship for Black Americans, he said.
At present, the racial wealth gap exceeds an average of $300,000 per person, Darity said.
There’s much to unwrap here. First, black Americans do enjoy full citizenship and have done so for a long time; Darity’s contrary claim is demagoguery.
Second, why is whites’ average income used as the yardstick in these matters when, in fact, Asian-descent Americans earn more on average? Answer: Because speaking of “Asian privilege” won’t get the race hustlers very far.
Third, Darity asserts that $14 trillion in reparations “could finally lead to closure” and end black Americans’ “claims for race-specific restitution.” This is at best naivete. Since even huge handouts don’t eliminate racial economic disparities, and since man’s nature doesn’t change, there will always be jealousy and bitterness to be exploited — and demagogues such as Darity around to do the exploiting.
In fact, Darity’s agitation brings to mind something author and ex-slave Booker T. Washington said more than a century ago. “There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public,” Washington observed. “Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs…. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.”
Speaking of which brings us to Congressman Sheila Jackson Lee. She and dozens “of House Democrats this week renewed their push for reparations and a national apology for slavery by reintroducing legislation that would set up a commission to consider these steps as a way to address the ‘cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery’ in the U.S.,” Fox News informed Thursday. How much money Lee donates personally to help poor black Americans was not reported.
The topic of legacy brings us to the hapless Mr. Cumberbatch, the British actor targeted for reparations. Cumberbatch, who, ironically, co-starred in the film 12 Years A Slave, has problems because his “seventh great-grandfather bought the Cleland plantation in the north of Barbados in 1728,” writes Showbiz Daily. We can only imagine what fate should befall the guy descended from Julius Caesar.
You can read more about the Cumberbatch saga here and here, but it turns out the accountability story is not so simple. For example, some “of the richest Cumberbatch clan plantation owners were, remarkably, themselves former slaves,” writes the Daily Mail. “These individuals, who were mixed-race, amassed huge fortunes as they forced slaves to grow sugar on their Barbadian plantations under the punishing Caribbean sun.”
But this is always the case with slavery gripes. More points to ponder:
• According to the 2007 book White Cargo, 300,000 white Britons were shipped to America and used as slaves prior to the use of Africans for this purpose. Shouldn’t their descendants get reparations, too?
• There were thousands of American Indians, and some blacks, who owned African slaves. Should their descendants also be forced to pay reparations?
• Collective blame should be attended by collective credit. So if “white Americans owe reparations for past wrongs,” shouldn’t they also get royalties for past triumphs (their world-transforming Western inventions and innovations)? Notably, whites might not have been the first to practice slavery — but they were the first to end it.
• In reality, since reparations payments generally wouldn’t come from individuals but the government (i.e., taxpayers), and since 40 percent of our population is now non-white, how will Hispanics and Asian-descent Americans react to having their money given to other non-whites to atone for “whites’ sins”?
Slavery reparations endeavors are unjust and politically unworkable. The fixation on past wrongs also diverts attention from what actually could be remedied: today’s wrongs. That is, obsessing over economic damage allegedly caused by antebellum policies helps obscure the economic damage caused by the Covid, climate, and currency (inflating the money supply) cons and other pseudo-elite schemes, which impoverish millions of Americans of all races, creeds, and colors.
The demagogues love it when we agonize over the past — while they steal the present.
Child Protection Services (CPS) in Idaho grabbed a newborn baby and are working to cancel a private adoption agreement that the birth mother made with family members who were willing and able to adopt baby Lily, the would-be adoptive mother Rachel Templeton explained in this episode of Conversations That Matter with The New American magazine’s Alex Newman. The goal of CPS was to get government incentive money by getting the baby adopted to a foster parent through the state, as even senior officials have admitted, Templeton said. This is merely the tip of the iceberg.