Austin store accused of "transphobia"
Discrimination is not taken lightly in today’s day and age, and the Austin-based lingerie store Petticoat Fair is no exception. After being denied service for not being an ‘anatomical woman’, Kylie Jack made it clear that this kind of conduct is utterly unacceptable via social media—causing the store an enormous amount of scrutiny by individuals of all sexual orientations.
"During my appointment, I was asked if I was an 'anatomical woman,' told I’d need to present ID proving my legal status as a female, and that I could only be fitted if I had sex reassignment surgery," Jack stated. "This is cissexist, transphobic, and transmisogynistic and illegal according to Austin’s non-discrimination ordinance.”
Jack went on to list a number of actions the boutique needed to complete in order to ‘make this right’—actions which the store, blushing with embarrassment, promptly followed.
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