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[–] pennygadget 19 points (+19|-0)

Can you imagine being an HR person having to deal with a TIM coming to you with "problems" like, "Susan from Marketing refuses to go in the ladies room when I'm in there and it makes me feel invalid!" or "I'm the only woman in the office who wasn't invited to Leslie's woman-only Bachelorette Party! Leslie is bullying me and making me feel invalid and unsafe!!!". I wouldn't want to take that risk!

Like in that Bostock case. How can a funeral home have this big hulking man running around in a dress? Bereaved people don’t want to see that shit and they would’ve lost business.

That's why I felt bad for the funeral home. They had a traditional dress code because you need to be conservative and professional when dealing with grieving people (and, IIRC, most of their clients were religious as well). Can you imagine bringing your 90 year old grandma in to talk about burying her husband and some guy who looks like a dull drag queen greets you? Nobody wants to deal with that while grieving!

[–] dixiechick547 18 points (+18|-0)

There’s this former wedding photographer who posts on Twitter complaining about losing his business when he came out. Dude a wedding day is about the couple getting married. A middle aged dude flouncing around would draw all the attention. Photography is crazy expensive, the last thing you want to do is spend all that money to have your photographer making a spectacle of himself.

This is something lots of companies will have to come to terms with. And that’s before you even get to the inevitable histrionics they’re always flipping out on. There was one where the TIM complained that the his female co-workers never invited him to lunch! Seriously? Going to HR because your co-workers don’t want to be friends.

[–] vulvapeople 6 points (+6|-0) Edited

If you're talking about Sophia Banks, he has complaints against him for doing a shitty job and stealing clients' money.

Beyond TIMs being attention seekers who drive away customers or cause a distraction, I think it's completely legitimate not to hire them since so many have issues beyond their "gender identity".

[–] dixiechick547 6 points (+6|-0)

He was a shitty photographer. And he admitted to sleeping with his employees, so yeah, undoubtedly his business failures most likely had multiple causes. He also had a vegan restaurant he claimed failed due to transphobia. Last I heard he was begging again because somehow he’s out in the wilds of BC with no indoor plumbing? Or something. It’s always something.