Julie Jaman, an 80-year-old Washington state woman, has been banned from her local YMCA after expressing discomfort when a man, who identifies as a woman, entered the women’s restroom where young girls were undressing.
Liberal states are making it more and more uncomfortable for women to be in public spaces, caring more about the hurt feelings of men pretending to be women than the safety of young children.
Jaman, who is a resident of Port Townsend, Washington, spoke with the Port Townsend Free Press about the incident. She relayed that staff asked her to leave the YMCA facilities at Mountain View pool where she’s been a member for many years after she told a man in a female bathing suit to leave the changing area while he stared at little girls.
A YMCA employee reportedly told Jaman she was discriminating against the transgender individual and threatened to call the police on her. In response, Jaman promptly left and filed her own complaint with the police department.
These liberal employees, who put young girls in harm’s way, called the police on an elderly woman for expressing discomfort with a biological male in the women’s locker room. Jaman was in the shower when she heard a male voice and peeked out to find a biological male in a women’s swimsuit engaging with little girls who were undressing.
The biological male was reported with girls from the day camp, overseeing their bathroom activities.
Why would the YMCA assign a biological male to oversee little girls’ bathroom activities?
The incident occurred on July 26 after she finished swimming at the Mountain View Pool.
The individual has been identified by the Free Press as Clementine Adams, a YMCA staff member who identifies as transgender and female. Jaman said Adams was not wearing any staff identification at the time.
“There were gaps in the curtain and there I was, naked, with soap and water on me, and this guy, right there, very close to me,” Jaman said. “I asked, ‘Do you have a penis?’ He said, ‘That’s none of your business.’ That’s when I told him, ‘Get out of here, right now.’”
Rowen DeLuna, the YMCA aquatics instructor, was also in the locker room. Jaman approached DeLuna and demanded that Adams be removed from the locker room. According to Jaman, DeLuna instead told her, “You’re discriminating and you can’t use the pool anymore and I’m calling the police.”
Staff members at the pool then told the 80-year-old she was not allowed to leave, even though they told police she refused to.
“Bulls**t! I’m going to the police right now. I want help and I need it immediately,” Jaman told the YMCA staff members.
Police records reported by the Free Press confirm that both Jaman and a YMCA employee contacted the department about the incident.
In a police report, Port Townsend Police Officer Marc Titterness said that Jaman “had an emotional response to a strange male being in the bathroom and helping a young girl take off her bathing suit.” However, as the police investigated, it was revealed another person had called them about the incident, saying Jaman was refusing to leave the YMCA and also told them that “[the transgender staff member] was in the bathroom with a child in the day camp and Julie asked if she had a penis and started screaming at her to get out.”
The report also said an anonymous YMCA employee told police, “Clementine was in the bathroom with a child in the day camp and Julie asked if she had a penis and started screaming at her to get out.”
In another call obtained by the Free Press, the YMCA employee said that “Julie” has “been asked to leave and is refusing.”
A third call by the YMCA employee alleged that Jaman “was screaming at employee and calling names and refusing to leave.”
After the incident, Jaman reportedly spoke with Wendy Bart, the CEO of the Olympic Peninsula YMCA, who gave a conflicting account of what happened.
Bart stood by the actions of her staff, including banning Jaman from the pool. Bart also said a staff member told her that Jaman had directed vulgar language at Adams, saying, “You’re going to stick your f***ing penis in those little girls.”
Jaman vigorously denies she said anything of the kind. “I am an 80-year-old woman and I do not talk like that,” she told the Substack “The Distance.”
No charges have been filed against Jaman, who since the incident has been protesting YMCA locker room and bathroom policies.
“There is no signage informing women the shower room is now all gender and what that means, nor have parents been informed of what they can expect with these new policies,” Jaman told the City Council.
In a written statement she said, “The YMCA policies on gender identity use ‘pride’ as a euphemism to prevent discrimination against one group of people but at the expense of another group — women who don’t want to use all-gender bathing/dressing areas. Although the Y does check to see if pool patrons have been convicted of sex crimes, there is danger in how the Olympic Y is furthering this policy of nondiscrimination, the potential of undignified/illegal behavior for lack of separate facilities. The policy fails to be inclusive at Mt View pool — women are now at risk of unwanted exposure to the opposite sex — object and you will no longer be allowed to use the pool. Is this how the Y intends to secure the safety and dignity of all its patrons — a YMCA principle?”
“The YMCA should immediately post clear signage indicating the existing dressing/shower rooms will be used by the opposite sex who gender identify differently. Also, all parents who send their children to YMCA programs should be informed that men who identify as women are allowed to accompany little girls into the dressing and bathroom areas,” she wrote.
Of course, with Washington being what Washington is, some of the Council members are not on board with protecting our vulnerable children.
Council Member Libby Urner Wennstrom responded by calling on the City Council to “take a stand against hate speech and discrimination against transgender people and to formally support the Y and its staff in their efforts to ensure everyone feels welcome to use our public pool.”
Council Member Aislinn Diamanti then apologized “to all trans people” who had to listen to Jaman and other members of the public who used the wrong pronouns in their comments.
“Just to participate in this public meeting they had to sit through that and that made me really sad,” Diamanti said. Mayor David Faber added that as the chairman of the meeting, he wanted to “err on the side of open discussion, but that was getting very close to really stepping over the line for me.”
The Olympic Peninsula YMCA also responded in an Aug. 1 statement affirming the organization’s commitment to being “inclusive.”
“We will not tolerate bias, hatred, or discrimination that leads to the oppression of individuals or communities. We will ensure sustained and meaningful progress toward equity and human dignity for all,” the YMCA said.
All the liberals care about is protecting the feelings of the few at the cost of the many.
And again, why would they assign a biological man to oversee the bathroom activities of little girls?
They cited Washington state law that guarantees the right of transgender people to use gender-segregated facilities according to their self-declared gender identity, including restrooms, locker rooms, dressing rooms, and homeless or emergency shelters.
“The Y will uphold and respect this law in regards to YMCA staff, members, and program participants that use Mountain View Pool. At the Y, our goal is to provide an atmosphere free from discrimination, hatred, derogatory or unwelcome comments, intimidation, or actions based on an individual’s sex, age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression or any other legally protected status.”
If you still live in one of these liberal states, it’s past time to leave. Things like this will only continue happening. Our children will continue being put at risk so the alphabet community can continue living out their fantasies.