Customers Allege Topshop Is Doing a Crappy Job Upholding Gender Neutral Changing Room Policy

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Topshop recently made it official that their changing rooms are gender neutral, but writer and performer Travis Alabanza has alleged on Twitter that they were turned away when trying to try on clothes at a Topshop location in Manchester.

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The Daily Mail reports that the company officially reviewed and altered their policy in July, making all their changing rooms gender neutral. This policy change was supposedly communicated throughout the franchise, but Alabanza said on Twitter that the situation hasn’t improved.

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A spokesperson gave the Daily Mail a statement reasserting their policy:

‘All TOPSHOP TOPMAN customers are free to use any of the fitting rooms located within our stores.’

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A policy without implementation is just words, but at least words posted in the store can be pointed at when a bigoted employee tries to gender police.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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DISCUSSION

It’s weird this is even an issue. I can’t really think of a store I’ve been to that has gender segregated changerooms in the first place... sometimes, like in a huge department store with separate areas for men and women’s clothes, I think it’s presumed that you’ll use the one in the area you’re shopping in, but even those aren’t labelled as such, in my experience.