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Trans Activist Attacks Women-Only Spa

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  • A Washington State spa’s women-only policy has been challenged and deemed discriminatory under the state’s antidiscrimination laws.
  • Haven Wilvich, a transgender woman, filed a complaint against Olympus Spa, a women-only spa, for not allowing her to enter due to her physical sex.
  • Olympus Spa, which maintains that modesty and women’s privacy is a core tenet of their business, argued that the rule is tied to Korean cultural traditions and to prevent potential sexual harassment.
  • Despite allowing post-operative transgender women to enter, the spa’s policy was deemed discriminatory by the Washington State Human Rights Commission.
  • This case adds to an ongoing debate over the intersection of gender identity and women’s spaces.

A Washington state spa’s policy that restricts access to biological females only has been the center of a contentious court case.

The Olympus Spa’s women-only rule has been declared discriminatory under the state’s antidiscrimination laws, causing uproar among critics who argue it infringes on women’s rights to privacy and safety.

In 2020, Haven Wilvich, a man who identifies as female, filed a complaint against Olympus Spa for denying her entry based on her physical sex. The spa, with two locations in the Seattle area, requires female nudity for certain procedures and does not allow men to enter.

The spa’s decision to exclude biological males was not a random choice. Based on Christian beliefs and cultural norms, the staff maintained that women deserve privacy when they are unclothed or undergoing treatment. The spa owners and employees believe that both men and women should not see each other naked outside of marriage.

Despite the spa offering accommodation for post-operative transgender women, the Washington State Human Rights Commission was not moved by this compromise. They found the spa’s policy to be discriminatory based on gender identity.

In response, Olympus Spa defended its policy by highlighting the cultural underpinnings of their services, which are tied to the Korean tradition known as ‘jjimjilbang’. They stressed that nudity and women-only spaces are integral to their ‘seshin’ services. The spa also cited concerns about potential sexual harassment as a reason for their policy.

In the end, Olympus Spa decided to settle with the Washington State Human Rights Commission. However, they later launched a lawsuit claiming that the enforcement of the state’s antidiscrimination laws violated their First Amendment rights. This claim was dismissed by U.S. District Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein.


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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. James

    June 15, 2023 at 7:22 am

    Enough of this bs, that is clearly a man.

    • Rob

      June 15, 2023 at 8:50 am

      This mentally ill sickness is infecting our country and must be stopped.
      Stop voting for DemocRats!

  2. Political prisoner

    June 15, 2023 at 8:56 am

    Our judiciary is rife with brainless, idiotic morons who are anti America and anti God. They are totally ignoring our Constitution and applying decisions as they ideologically “feel”, not as the law states.

  3. Wyatt Earp

    June 15, 2023 at 9:32 am

    If I was the owner of the spa. I post a sign on the door. Which say we ID by the lower part between your legs! Not your own ID! Want to use this spa be prepared to drop the panties! It our rights because it our money and safe that you are trying to violation! And for your safe there will be a male checking you out! Sign the paperwork if you want to use our business!

  4. Leo

    June 15, 2023 at 9:58 am

    Better yet gather some butch women with martial arts experince as guards. When any he shes show up, make sure any video is off and have the guards remind him that he is not a she by applying a large rapid force to his gentalia. Remind him that this action doesn’t affect the females at the spa. Now get out the session is over.

  5. Pia

    June 15, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    Those who are “trans” should open their own business for their like-minded clientele. If you want to complain about a business, open your own business.

  6. Patriot_One

    June 16, 2023 at 12:49 am

    Correct me if I’m wrong after reading entire article. Did it not state, BIOLOGICAL females enter only!?
    This Biological male with penis from birth who ‘identifies’ as female, gets to go in because a radical leftist judges is overruling the private business establishments very own set rules?! They need to not only counter this judge in court all the way to Supreme court but sue the living hell out of all involved!

  7. Jerry DuPree

    June 17, 2023 at 10:40 am

    Shim needs to complete the transition and have his male organ removed if shim wants to go to a woman’s only spa. Can’t have it both ways. Either you are or you are not. Identity is a farce.

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