A large, creepy man was recently found creeping around a bathroom at California’s Disneyland and peeping through the gaps in the stalls.
The man was described as “very large, burly” and wearing a “Lakers jersey.”
KCBS-TV, Los Angeles-based “mommy blogger” Kristen Lavin said the entire incident changed her view on things. Previously, she described herself as “pretty progressive and tolerant of most things…except maybe people who identify as a person wearing socks with sandals.”
According to Lavin, the large man was lurking in the bathroom as her son went to relieve himself.
She originally thought that he “walked in the wrong restroom by mistake.”
“My next thought was, ‘Maybe he’s looking for his wife … or child and they’ve been in here a while.’ But he didn’t call out any names or look around. He just stood off to the side and leaned up against the wall.”
“Let me be clear. This was totally a man,” Lavin continued. “If this wasn’t a man, this was a woman who had fully transitioned via surgery and hormones into a man and had also gotten an Adam’s apple implant, chest hair and size 9-10 shoes …. and at that point, wtf are you doing in the women’s restroom?”
“He wasn’t even peeing, washing his hands or doing anything else that you’d do in a restroom. He was just standing off to the side looking smug … untouchable … doing absolutely nothing. He had to have noticed that every woman in the long line was staring at him. He didn’t care. He then did a lap around the restroom walking by all the stalls. You know, the stalls that have 1 inch gaps by all the doors hinges so you can most definitely see everyone with their pants around their ankles and vagina clear as day,” she said.
“I surveyed the room and saw roughly 12 women, children in tow, staring at him with the exact same look on their faces. Everyone was visibly uncomfortable,” Lavin wrote. “We were all trading looks and motioning our eyes over to him..like, ‘What is he doing in here?’ Yet every single one of us was silent.”
Lavin said that while her situation wasn’t dire, it could have been for many others.
“My situation wasn’t dire, but for others it could be. We can not put doubt in women’s minds regarding their ability to recognize and identify a man,” Lavin wrote. “In a world where 99.9 percent of sexual assault is done by men, we must …have the right to ‘assume someone’s gender.’ And I will not waiver in that stance.”