A Los Angeles luxury spa is facing intense criticism after a biological male was allegedly allowed to parade around in the nude in front of women and children. Video footage that went viral over the weekend, shows a woman angrily confronting a staff member of the Wi Spa about a naked man who had apparently exposed himself in an area reserved for females.
“It’s okay for a man to go into the women’s section [and] show his penis around other women—young little girls—underage?!” the incensed woman can be heard saying in the video. “Your spa—Wi Spa condones that?!”
It’s not clear what the masked staff member said in response because his voice was muffled, but he seemed to inform the woman that the spa can’t discriminate based on “sexual orientation.”
“What sexual orientation? I see a dick!” the irate woman exclaimed. “That lets me know he’s a man…he is not a female,” the woman added, repeating “he is not a female!” several times.
The Wi Spa, which is located near downtown LA, offers “ancient Korean style” hot and cold baths, saunas, massages, body scrubs, and facials, as well as a full-service restaurant, fitness room, open air terrace, and “kids zone.” The facility won an award for the city’s “Best Family Fun Spa” in 2010.
American Greatness contacted Wi Spa for comment on the situation but did not immediately hear back.
The unidentified woman can be heard in the video informing the employee that other women at the spa had also been “highly offended” by what they’d witnessed.
“And you did nothing!” she fumed. “In fact, you sided with him!”
The woman demanded to know if it was the spa’s official policy to let men say they are women to get into the women’s section of the spa.
“So Wi Spa is in agreement with men that just say they are women, and they can go down there with their penis, and get into the women’s section? Is that what you’re saying?” she asked. “So women can go into the men’s with their breasts?”
Although it’s hard to hear him in the video, the employee apparently referenced a law that requires businesses to allow biological males into women’s restrooms and other facilities.
Only twenty years ago, the naked man’s behavior in the woman’s section of a spa would have been considered indecent exposure and universally condemned, but nationwide, businesses have been forced to adopt policies that allow the aberrant behavior.
In 2016, then-California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation requiring business establishments, places of public accommodation, and government agencies to identify all single-occupancy restrooms, and locker room facilities as “all gender” and be universally accessible.
During the confrontation, another female customer at the counter requested a refund, which the outspoken woman actively encouraged.
“Yeah, you should, I wouldn’t come back either, get your money back!” she exclaimed. “You got a man with his penis talking about he’s a woman. He ain’t no woman!” the woman insisted.
At this point, a male customer attempted to argue with the irate woman about transgender rights, which she rather decisively shot down.
“There’s no such thing as transgender. He has a dick! He has a penis hanging out” she argued.
It’s not clear what the man said in response as the audio is muffled, but it set the woman off even more.
“Okay, I’m not one, she replied angrily. “Actually, I’m a woman who knows how to stand up and speak up for my rights! As a woman, I have a right to feel comfortable without a man exposing himself…that’s traumatizing to see that,” the woman complained, as the man continued to argue that it was somehow okay because the biological male was “transgender.”
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Folks on social media applauded the woman for speaking out on the issue.
“Well done to that brave woman. She didn’t just stand up for herself, she stood up for all women. Shame on these men who think it’s in their gift to give dictate and erase the boundaries of women and girls.
I wish I knew her. She is an inspiration to us all,” said one woman on Twitter, speaking for many.
“It’s not progressive if it comes at the expense of women’s civil rights. It’s not equality if it alienates women and girls, forcing us out of public life,” another woman tweeted.
“We should normalise saying out loud that it’s NOT OKAY for men to be in female only spaces. That is all.” yet another woman proposed on Twitter.
The Supreme Court on Monday seemed to disagree. SCOTUS declined to hear a case on whether schools can bar transgender students from using bathrooms that reflect their “gender identity,” rather than their biological sex. Their refusal to weigh in on the matter allows a lower court ruling against such prohibitions to stand, even when “unisex” bathrooms are available.