Gender Police

Transphobic ‘Bathroom Cop’ Follows Dallas Woman Into The Restroom

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Apparently, creepy self-appointed “bathroom cops” are what women have to deal with in the wake of HB2.

From The Dallas Observer comes the extremely unsettling story and video of a woman trailed into a restroom by a complete stranger because she didn’t look “woman” enough for him. Seriously.

Jessica Rush was born female and is not transitioning, but committed the crime of not fitting into rigid gender norms, which a strange man felt the need to address.

Read on and share our fury:

Case in point: the man who, um, heroically barged into a women’s restroom at Baylor Medical Center in Frisco on Thursday to make sure that Jessica Rush, who manages a local health-food takeout place, was peeing in the proper place.

She was, for the record, and her situation isn’t particularly complicated. Rush was born and identifies as female and has no plans to change that. “I look very much like a girl,” she says. “I’m not trying to  transition, nothing like that.”

But Rush wears her hair in a bleached blond fauxhawk and dresses androgynously. On Thursday, she was wearing a T-shirt from her alma mater, Texas Tech, with basketball shorts.

Being accosted by the man led to this awkward conversation:

“When I saw you enter I thought you was…” the man says.

“A boy?” Rush offers.

“Yeah, it was kind of confusing.” Certainly she can see why. “You dress like a man,” he says several times as he walks away.

Watch the awkward encounter below, and join us in thinking wistfully back to the days when this wasn’t a thing.

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  • MarionPaige

    that thang is probably not even a legal citizen.

    what is even worst is that the newspaper article makes it sound like the woman is always being mistaken for a man

  • GayEGO

    I can see more and more of these mistakes if these anti-LGBT bathroom laws are passed. Take down your pants or lift your dress so I can see if you have a penis!

  • Uncle Mark

    I’m waiting for the inevitable bathroom police to get sued continually for harassment and endless errors in judgement. Once the cities are embarrassed and lose enough lawsuits, you’ll see the bathroom police re-allocated to other duties and/or these lame laws dumped.

  • JamJewel

    @Stache: You obviously don’t know what a Jamaican sounds like. Go look at “The Harder They Come” again to brush up. It sounds African, but that’s the extent to which I will surmise.

  • Louis

    Total moron he should have been arrested for that stupidity or thrown out of the store period.

  • DMRX

    Why is this guy not being tracked down and arrested for going into the ladies restroom?!

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