A few minutes ago, I read a thread posted by Quite Irate about men who crossdress using the women's washroom. . Click HERE to read the thread. Personally, I am a bit concerned about this. Allow me to explain why before you all condemn me as someone who is against cross dressing.:smile: There was more to the thread, but what I caught was this. Since he is a cross dresser who looks like a woman, it is easier for him to go to the bathroom in the ladies room rather than spend time explaining why he is in the men's room. First, I completely support freedom of expression and being allowed to wear what you want to express how you feel, etc etc. I can see how easy it would be to be a cross dresser and just use the women's bathroom. I get that. What I don't get is why one should be allowed to do this. I mean, technically, in the eyes of the government etc, they are considered a man. They have a penis, testicles and so on. This is NOT supposed to turn into a discussion about transexuals/ or being a woman trapped in a man's body. I understand it happens, I am not disputing that. My problem is the fact that allowing men into the ladies room could lead to some sort of issue/attack with women. Picture this: A man dresses up as a woman, looks like a woman when he is dressed up. That's fine. Now, to avoid being ridiculed or questioned about his behaviours, he chooses to use the ladies room. It is around 9:00pm at night, and there is only one other woman in the bathroom. Now, the cross dresser turns out to be a rapist, and takes advantage of this woman in the bathroom. I know that cross dressers are people and most of them are likely to be good people. However, what's to say that a sexual predator can't have cross dressing fantasies and use them to his advantage in a washroom. What bugs me (and this is where the problem will start) is the idea of choice. These men are choosing to dress as members of the opposite sex. Whatever the reason, they conciously put on the clothes and the make up and go out to interact in public. Like I said above, a person is welcome to dress as they wish. However, does that mean they should be allowed to use the woman's washroom? As ridiculous as this sounds, is it much different from dressing like a senior citizen so that one can get the early bird special from their local diner? Alright, now you can slam me as you see fit... I just wanted to express my thoughts on the subject. EDIT: OH, I WANTED TO ADD THIS...IRATE SAID TO ME " IF IT IS AN ISSUE OF SAFETY, DON'T FRET. MOST OF THE WOMEN IN THE BATHROOM COULD TAKE ME EASILY. This is cool, I get that it takes alot to look like a woman, but still, it doesn't ease my mind.