The Los Angeles Times editorial board has defended the idea of allowing transgender women — who are biologically male — to display their “male-appearing genitalia” in the women’s section of the Wi Spa, a Korean landmark in L.A.
The Wi Spa is one of several Korean spas in the Koreatown neighborhood. Traditionally, whole families attend the spa together, with children in tow, and with men and women using separate sections, where there are hot tubs and saunas.
In June, a woman confronted staff at the Wi Spa after a transgender woman was allowed into the woman’s side: “It’s okay for a man to go into the women’s section, show his penis around the other women, young little girls underage,” she said.
Last week, black-clad Antifa activists assaulted protesters who were demonstrating against allowing transgender women into the women’s side. The spa claims that it must do so in