A man was confronted and videoed after he was found entering the women’s bathroom to order to check on a user’s gender.
The incident happened last Thursday at the Baylor Medical Center in Frisco, Texas. The person who was stalked is a woman called Jessica Rush.
Rush who works as a manager at a local health-food takeout place was at the medical center that day to have her pair of broken fingers checked.
Sporting a bleached blond fauxhawk, a t-shirt from her alma mater, Texas Tech University, and a pair of basketball shorts, Rush was entering the women’s bathroom when she noticed a black man following her.
In the video which Rush recorded with her phone, the man explained that he had thought that she was a boy.
‘When I saw you go in, I thought you [were]…’ the man says.
‘A boy?’ Rush offers.
‘Yeah, it was kind of confusing… You know it’s difficult, you dress like a man,’ the man explains. ‘You dress like a man.’
The man then walked away.
Later at the waiting area, Rush saw the ‘bathroom cop’ again, who elaborated that he was worried that a man had entered the same bathroom his mother was going to use.
‘The point is I was helping my mom. I was confused when I see someone entering the woman’s bathroom looking like a man,’ he says.
Watch the exchange:
Rush told Dallas Observer that she was born and identifies as female, and has no plans to change that.
‘I look very much like a girl,’ she said. ‘I’m not trying to transition, nothing like that.’
Rush also shared that it’s not the first time she’s mistaken as the opposite gender. Once she was the crafts shop, Hobby Lobby, and a woman accosted her for going to the bathroom that her granddaughter was using.
Rush added that phases like ‘Mom, there’s a boy in the girls’ bathroom!’ are what she would often hear kids say when they see her at the malls’ bathroom.
However, once when Rush tried to use the men’s bathroom at a bar because the women’s bathroom was full and she thought that people would mistake her as a guy anyway, she got clocked too.
‘”Whoa, there’s a chick in the bathroom! Get out, get out!” Rush described the reaction of the men.
Rush said that every bathroom confrontation only makes her feel super insecure.
H/t: Dallas Observer