So, they didn’t assault anyone in the changing rooms or actually do anything wrong? Their presence just made her feel uncomfortable?
The article I saw when I searched for this says that the woman was changing her top in a common area of the womens changing area, because she didn’t want to wait for an actual changing room/stall. Did anyone tell her not to change in a common area, because she might make other people uncomfortable? If everyone used the changing rooms to change their clothes like they should have been, it appears this would have been a non-issue. Unless it’s really just being turned into an issue for transphobic reasons…
I’ve posted about this before, but a few years ago I went to a large LGBTQ youth conference. And at this event, they covered all the bathroom signs in the convention center. The main, big bathrooms were all designated non-gender specific. This really freaked me out initially. But, throughout the conference, everyone just used whatever bathroom. You just went into a stall and did your business, and left. Sure, different genders may be at the sink washing their hands beside each other. But, the whole bathroom thing turned out to be no big deal. And from this conference with over 2,000 attendees, I never heard of any problems or complaints about the bathroom situation.
So, I look at changing rooms the same way. Use your own stall, respect others’ privacy in their own stalls, and there wouldn’t be any problem.