Young person was verbally attacked | Letter to the editor

Posted 9/3/22

There are many things distressing about Julie Jaman’s outburst at the Port Townsend YMCA swimming pool and her follow-up statements, widely disseminated through conservative outlets, expressing …

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Young person was verbally attacked | Letter to the editor

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There are many things distressing about Julie Jaman’s outburst at the Port Townsend YMCA swimming pool and her follow-up statements, widely disseminated through conservative outlets, expressing her fear and dislike of trans people and her sense that she is in some way victimized. My heart goes out to the young trans staff member who was the object of such unnecessary vitriol as well as the children who had to watch such an unhinged performance.

As a local activist, Julie Jaman should know better than to verbally attack and dehumanize a young person who has done nothing to deserve such abuse. There is a wealth of information out there about transgender reality and changing perceptions of gender in society. Jaman’s repeated emphasis on her being a “Mama Bear” makes it even more important that she start educating herself.

Barbara Sjoholm 
PORT TOWNSEND

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  • Thomas Camfield

    Nicely said, Barbara.

    Saturday, September 3, 2022 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    That's just nutz Barbara. Do you believe that just because a guy say's he's a girl he should be allowed in the girls shower room? If you have daughters are you ok with that?

    You seem to approve Tom C. but you never answered my question to you "are you ok with your daughters, granddaughters and great granddaughters being exposed to men in their shower room?

    Saturday, September 3, 2022 Report this

  • MargeS

    As stupid a reason as Lesbians, gays, shouldn't be allowed in women's/men's dressing rooms. Grow up people. The trans person did nothing wrong and the YMCA was following a Washington State Law put in place in 2006. You got a problem, take the legislature to court, see how far that gets you.

    Saturday, September 3, 2022 Report this

  • Dcc

    Give it a rest, Justin.

    Sunday, September 4, 2022 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    Interesting how no one wants to answer the question "are you ok with your daughters, granddaughters, and great-granddaughters being exposed to men in their shower room?" More "woke" signaling, just like the morons who support "sanctuary cities" they're ok with illegals coming into our country, but when asked if they would be willing to open their yards for illegals to live on? no way.

    Sunday, September 4, 2022 Report this

  • Dcc

    You might want to rethink what you're inhaling these days.

    Saturday, September 10, 2022 Report this

  • Justin Hale

    Dcc, don't like my opinion? tough! It appears that your opinion is that others shouldn't have, and voice their opinions, F-that.

    Saturday, September 10, 2022 Report this

  • CodexSeraphinianus

    The hypocrisy is quite abundant in PT. I’ll answer. NO not a chance my daughters or even granddaughters will share a changing facility with someone who chose to be something other than what they were born as. It’s been this way for thousands of years. Do all the animals have extra identities now? Doubtful. I haven’t heard or met a single soul who would put their children in this situation. I’m sure there are some but it’s minute in comparison to the majority. Too many folks here are living in a bubble and I’m thankful I can see the BS for what it is. Bless y’all despite what you believe.

    Monday, September 12, 2022 Report this