Julie Jaman In Her Own Words
A letter from the center of the storm
The following is a letter to the editor of the Peninsula Daily News from Julie Jaman, the 80 year-old resident of the Quimper Peninsula who was recently banned from her city pool, smeared by city leaders, and then attacked in public by an angry mob for objecting to a man in the shower. We have included a summary of this story and her one-on-one video interview with podcaster Abel Garcia below.
Who is “ Let Julie Swim”?
Since many are accusing, headlining, and asking …
I am, indeed, the 80 year old woman who was kicked out of Mt. View Pool by the
YMCA management, accused of discrimination for speaking up - seeing a man dressed in a woman’s swimsuit in the women’s shower/dressing room watching little girls pull down their swim suits to use the toilets.
I am not anti transgender. I am pro female human - all women and all children. I am not a presser or a poseur. I am not young, male, christian or a member of the eponymous YMCA. I am for privacy and safety for women and children.
I do not belong to any cult or promote any ideology. I am not a bigot, transphobe, racist or abuser of others as accused by mendacious City and Y administrators.
I live in a community and therefore have a responsibility to step up for humans and other living things that do not have a voice; humans and animals being mistreated, left without shelter, food, or safety, often justified by ill conceived policies and laws.
My concerns now are that in Port Townsend the management and electeds have embraced and promoted through personal attacks, lies and legislation the rights of one group over another.
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