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Dressing Room Privacy Renewed | Mary Biever | One Writing Mother

Dressing Room Privacy Renewed

Good things can come from bad experiences. After a terrible shopping experience last week, I wrote a blog, Dressing Room Dangers. The following has happened since that blog was written:

  1. That blog shattered my analytic records in the number of hits in a single day and on a single blog. It was shared widely.
  2. Stefanie Martinez aired a segment on Local 7 News Lifestyles, where the Evansville Police Department’s Chief Public Information Officer, Jason Collmon discussed safety tips women can follow when changing clothes in dressing rooms. Local public awareness of dressing room dangers was raised.
  3. The department store in question investigated the incident. A regional vice president from their corporate office visited the local franchise, reviewed my blog with them, and found ways to better ensure the privacy of women in their women-only dressing rooms. If those ways work in our local store, they will recommend the changes be made in other franchises as well. Further, they have made design recommendations that new franchises have taller dressing room doors.
  4. My husband got a chance to tell me “I told you so” but chose not to. He discouraged me from naming the store in the first blog because he said they needed a chance to rectify the situation.

A generation ago, when I was younger, this many constructive changes would not have happened in a week.

Social media and blogging, when done well, can shed light on problems that once would have been swept under the rug. It can be used for good. ┬áStand up for what’s right.

And for my daughter and young professional women, who are living in a new century:

  • Take classes in self defense and find other ways to equip yourself to handle unpleasant situations.
  • If someone tries to steal your dignity or take advantage of you, get help.
  • Know that there are good people who will stand with you. You are not alone.


One Response to “Dressing Room Privacy Renewed”

  1. Nathaniel Leopoldo March 12, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    Time is the scarcest resource and unless it’s managed very little else might be managed.
    The task a mystery good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the bottom green.

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