I went to two clothing stores yesterday trying on outfits.
First store I went into had some dude chilling in the dressing room while I guess his girlfriend was trying on clothes. This store is a woman's clothing store and there were seats outside of the dressing room for people to lounge and wait. I thought to myself OK well whatever I'm in a private room and I'll just change. When this guy stood up he was 6'4" and if choose to all he had to do was turn his head and look into my dressing room and my unmentionables.
Second store I went was women's clothing also. There were two gay dudes trying on clothes. I know there weren't interested in my private parts but it's still a women's clothing store and I was under the impression that the dressing rooms are single sex.
This isn't something that happens often but it's not the first time it's happened while I'm trying on clothes. I know the notion of feminine modesty is a bit anachronistic but I still have my moments. I don't want guys in the dressing rooms!! Sometimes I don't close the door all the way or I come out in a state of semi-undress for friends to give their opinion or help zipping things up. I wasn't quite upset enough to ask the sales staff to do something about it, but I wonder if this is a case of justifiable discrimination. I remember a few years ago that some women were upset because a transgendered man was using the Curves locker room to change. I don't remember the outcome but in situations like these I think it's grounds for saying "Hey man, this is a woman's dressing room and you can't be in there." My friend and I were thinking that the store may not want to say anything because they may get hit with a discrimination lawsuit, but these are clearly women's clothing stores. I don't see whose freedoms and rights trump whose.