Friday, December 9, 2011

Macy's and the Transgendered: Time to Heighten the Contradictions?

Just recently Macy's has fired one of its employees for refusing to allow a man dressed in women's clothing to use the women's dressing room.  Allowing anyone who says they're a woman, physical evidence not withstanding, to use the women's dressing room, is apparently a Macy's policy.
My wife of course points out that a crossdressed man would creep her out were she in such a dressing room.  In that feeling, she's hardly atypical, just perhaps a bit more honest about her opinions than most.  Judging from the comments on the story, her decision to avoid patronizing Macy's isn't abnormal either.

It occurs to me that perhaps the way to deal with this sort of thing is to deliberately heighten the contradictions. Hire some actors to be incredibly obnoxious, but legal crossdressers---think fat guys in floral dresses, and have them parade around through wherever such policies are in place, creeping out all of the customers with similar feelings to my wife.  After all, Macy's and similar establishments shouldn't want business from such wanton bigots as my wife, should they?


Proph said...

Not a bad idea. Wish more people would smack the left upside their heads with their own idiocy.

Joseph said...


Now every problem caused by their policy will be blamed on right-wing agent provocateurs.

Jehu said...

Sounds like a conspiracy theory to me Joseph :-) Don't you know respectable people, especially the 'nice white lady' contingent being targeted here doesn't believe in such nonsense?

Perhaps some Coptic actors (who look just like stereotypical Moslems) could also be hired to give the nice white ladies a taste of Sharia also. The aesthetic here is 'fake but accurate'.

Married with a child. said...

I love your idea!

I suggest an additional way to hit Macy's bottom line:
Due to "monitoring" of dressing rooms via security cameras (by both male and female employees) in many stores I stopped using fitting rooms. I buy what I am interested in (sometimes in multiple sizes), take it home, try it on, then return what wasn't flattering or didn't fit all in the comfort and safety of my home.

I read that this method of "trying on clothes" increases costs for the retail establishment because they have to pay processing fees for both transactions (purchase and return) and staffing costs to restock a lot of merchandise.

Hire the men to use the ladies fitting room and suggest to all the women that they simply buy all items to try on and return the unwanted items! It is a lose/lose for the oh so politically correct Macy's.