(Closed) Transgendered woman disallowed to try on dresses

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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4921 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

How stupid. Who cares who is buying/tryin or why the dress is being purchased? If I want to buy a $2000 dress to potty train my dog on, it’s a sale, so STFU. Honestly, it’s idiotic salesmanship as well as being obviously discriminatory. 

Post # 5
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1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

How am I not surprised that this happened in Saskatchewan?

I have lived in a lot of places (originally from Ontario) from Australia to England to Italy to northern Ontario to Southern Ontario to Saskatchewan and back to southern Ontario. I’m afraid I have found Saskatchewan to be the most closed place I have ever lived to anyone who is different or an “outsider” (and each place had its own unique problem). I have loved every place that I lived except there. Not everyone – but I found that in general. They always want more and more people living in Saskatchewan to fill the many jobs they have (my job was 7k higher than I would have been paid in Toronto), yet, anyone who goes there doesn’t last long. The area I was in needed another doctor and they did everything in their power to make it obvious the one that came was not welcome, so he left after six months. I left the day my contract ended. While I am very conservative, that province in general is the most conservative you could get.

Sorry, just not surprised. Sorry to anyone who is a nice person from Saskatchewan, but that is the general impression that I have been left.

I hope she is able to find a dress somewhere, as it is not right. Also, a consultant to feel comfortable (as not everyone will) – that makes a huge difference (day to day shopping you can tell when someone is actually interested and is actually helping you).

Post # 8
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365 posts
Helper bee

@VanIsleGal:  IF Canada is like the states, they DO have the right to refuse service to anyone. As long as they don’t specify their reasoning.

 

I don’t agree with the discrimination of this poor woman, but I agree with the ability to exercise that right.

I did read the article and it mentioned they said it was because she “looked like a man” so I hope those people lose this case. 

Dont most bridal salons have private rooms to try dresses in anyways?! Every one I’ve been to(except David’s Bridal) in my area does private rooms or limits the number of appointments to allow for privacy.

Post # 9
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1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@VanIsleGal:  Like I said it’s not everyone there, but it is a lot of people. I wish it were rumours but it’s not. I suggest visiting the area that you are thinking about to get an idea of what it’s actually like – maybe eastern Saskatchewan is different?

Post # 10
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1671 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Church

@Helloemi:  Yup, the same with hiring and firing (within the first three months of someone being hired).

Post # 11
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216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am from saskatchewan and I can say the rumours about telnet closemindedness are not really true, sure some people are you’ll find that anywhere but I had much more problems with people being unfriendly or rude in general when I was out in Ottawa. I don’t think I’d ever leave saskatchewan. Not without a really good reason anyway. 

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