Female-only spaces such as toilets and changing rooms also need protection from overly-broad definitions of Transgender. Transgender activists push for ‘anyone who identifies as a woman’ to be able to use these spaces.
Although the Women’s Toilets are not totally safe at the moment, with women getting raped and sexually assaulted there, the situation will only worsen if (in the name of ‘gender tolerance’) any male-looking person is allowed to enter these spaces. There are an alarming number of males who will don rudamentary ‘female’ disguises to enter female-only spaces in order to access victims:
Student wore a female rubber mask and wig to spy on women in public toilets
11 May 2011
A student who wore a female rubber mask while spying on women in shopping centre toilets has escaped jail.
Joel Hardman, 22, also put on a jet-black wig so he could slip into the women’s toilets unnoticed at the Bullring, Birmingham.
The MA student, described in court as an intelligent man, got sexual gratification from listening to women use the toilet – and even made audio recordings.
Hardman, who had previously admitted watching someone during a private act for his own sexual gratification, said he initially went into the University of Birmingham’s women’s toilets.
But one month before he was caught, he switched to the Bullring – which saw 276,000 people visit on the day it opened – because it was ‘busier’.
Hardman was finally caught out in the pale skin mask and black wig by a female shopper on April 3.
She reported to a shopping centre employee that she had seen someone looking like a ‘mannequin’ enter the women’s toilets.
Security officers caught Hardman as he attempted to make for the exit after bursting from a cubicle.
The postgraduate student confessed that he liked to ‘listen to ladies urinate’.
He was also found to have taken three pictures on his mobile phone of women’s feet under the cubicle walls – and even had a bizarre audio recording that appeared to be the sound of a toilet flushing.
Jonathan Purser, prosecuting, said: ‘Many people saw this gentleman wearing a mask and wig. Some were frightened at his appearance.’
Sophia Ali, defending, claimed Hardman was ‘ashamed and embarrassed’ by his actions and that he feared any conviction may affect his Master’s course.
She also added that he was remorseful and accepted he needed help after he was ordered to register as a sex offender for five years.
Sergeant John Mawhinney, from Birmingham Central Police station, which patrols the Bullring, said: ‘Hardman terrified innocent women for his own gratification.
‘Thankfully, security staff were quick to respond and detained him at the scene.
‘It is thanks to their actions and the vigilance of the member of the public who reported Hardman’s suspicious behaviour that others were not targeted.’
Magistrates told Hardman, from Edgbaston, Birmingham, that they had a duty to protect the public.
He was given a three-year community order and placed on the sex offenders’ treatment programme at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
Hardman’s ‘disguise’ was purchased from Transgender/Cross-dresser suppliers.
Gender Reassignment Certification and Gender Reassignment Surgery
Contrary to popular misconception, there is no requirement for Transgender/Transsexual persons to undergo full ‘Gender Reassignment Surgery’ (GRS) in order for them to obtain recognition as the ‘opposite gender’ (ie opposite sex). There is only the requirement for them to be diagnosed with ‘Gender Dysphoria’ and have lived as ‘the acquired gender’ for a period of two years, and intend to do so until death.
Gender Recognition Act 2004
2 Determination of applications(1)In the case of an application under section 1(1)(a), the Panel must grant the application if satisfied that the applicant—
(a) has or has had gender dysphoria,
(b) has lived in the acquired gender throughout the period of two years ending with the date on which the application is made,
(c) intends to continue to live in the acquired gender until death, and
(d) complies with the requirements imposed by and under section 3.
7. Under paragraph 12 the Panel should see:
a. the diagnosis,
b. details of when and by whom the diagnosis was made,
c. the principal evidence relied on in making the diagnosis
d. details of the non-surgical (eg hormonal) treatment to date (giving details of medications prescribed, with dates) and an indication of treatment planned, and
e. date of referral for surgery, or, if no referral, the reasons for nonreferral.
‘Treatment’ for Gender Dysphoria need only be counselling for a period of time. Although there is no requirement for full GRS to meet the Panel’s requirements, we are sure that in practise the Panel would be suspicious if, at the very least, no hormonal treatment was undertaken or planned to be undertaken. However, partial GRS would be deemed as adequate evidence. Partial GRS in the case of male-to-females would be breast augmentation surgery, in the case of female-to-males a full mastectomy. For female-to-males, full GRS is purely aesthetic, as a fully functional penis cannot be constructed at this point in time. For males-to-females, an artificial vagina and external genitalia can be constructed which involves removal of the penis as part of the procedure.
Many MTFs do not intend to have full GRS, and yet wish to be fully regarded as women.
Natasha Gray, 48, was formerly called David Payne, who at the age of 28 had admitted to being a cross dresser.
But four years ago the father-of-one took the bold decision to become a full-time woman and adopted the new name.
Last year, Miss Gray had 36D boobs implanted and underwent laser surgery to remove facial hair.
She also has hormone implants injected several times a year. But that’s as far as surgery goes.
This Transgender Woman, Stephanie Collins, had no legal right to demand to use the women’s toilets (a pending status on the GRC), however, still expected to use the women’s facilities and receive an apology from the supermarket where the incident occurred. The ‘waiting to undergo a full gender reassignment operation’ meant that Ms Collins had a penis at the time of the incident.
A TRANSGENDER woman says she is unsatisfied with an apology she received from Sainsbury’s in Walton, after an employee directed her to the disabled toilets.
Stephanie Collins, 55, was sent a letter of apology by the Heart shopping centre-based supermarket’s manager, after a member of staff blocked her exit from the ladies before making the remarks.
Miss Collins changed her name from Stephen in 2008 and is waiting to undergo a full gender reassignment operation.
Under the Gender Recognition Act 2004, transgendered people have the legal right to be recognised in their acquired status.
Ms Collins, who has been living as a woman for two years, the length of time needed to qualify, is awaiting a change to her birth certificate and a gender recognition certificate.
The photos of the Transwomen have been included. For the average person, these Transwomen would appear to be male cross-dressers trying to enter women’s spaces. There is frequently no way to discern, by appearance, between a cross-dresser and bona fide Transwoman. The above Transwomen are included as examples of ‘Transwomen with penises’, and ‘appearance indistinguishable from cross-dressers’, and does not infer that these particular Transwomen pose a danger to women.
- Most MTFs are late-transitioners
- Most late-transitioners will not undergo full GRS
- Most late-transitioning MTFs appear indistinguishable from cross-dressers
Fetishists in Female-only Spaces
Sexual fetishes (or Paraphilias) are another reason that female-only spaces should be enforced. Sexual fetishes are primarily the domain of males, and the objects/victims of their obsessions are frequently females, although the objects of their obsessions can be inanimate objects such as clothing. Often the female victim is unaware that she has been targeted by the fetishist, as above in the Joel Hardman case – many of his victims were unaware they had been recorded whilst in the ladies bathroom. Indulging fetishes is the main reason males try to gain entry into private female spaces. Some of the fetishes that involve female-only spaces or Transgenderism include:
- Voyeurism – watching people who are unaware (usually during sex, but also dressing & undressing). Frequently this involves filming or recording, so that the fetishist can ‘relive’ the moment (as Joel Hardman did).
- Peodeiktophilia – exposing one’s penis.
- Exhibitionism – exposing oneself sexually to others.
- Biastophilia – rape of an unconsenting person.
- Somnophilia – sleeping or unconscious people.
- Frotteurism – rubbing against a non-consenting person.
- Urolagnia – urination, particularly in public, on others, and/or urinated upon.
- Coprophilia – faeces; also known as scat, scatophilia or fecophilia.
- Klismaphilia – enemas.
- Menophilia – menstruation.
- Autogynephilia – a biological male imagining himself as a female.
- Transvestic fetishism/Transvestism – wearing clothes associated with the opposite sex; also known as transvestism.
- Transvestophilia – having a transvestite as a sexual partner.
- Gynemimetophilia – Transsexual or Transgender women.
- Andromimetophilia – attraction to Transmen.
- Pedovestism – dressing like a child.
- Paraphilic infantilism – sexual arousal based on dressing or being treated like a baby, also known as autonepiophilia.
- Diaper fetishism – diapers.
- Morphophilia – particular body shapes or sizes.
- Pygophilia – buttocks.
- Mammaphilia/Breast fetishism – breasts.
- Lactophilia – breast milk.
- Navel fetishism – sexual attraction to navels – either their own or someone else’s.
- Stigmatophilia – body piercings or tattoos.
- Anililagnia – attraction by young men to older women.
- Chronophilia – partners of a widely differing chronological age.
- Gerontophilia – elderly people.
- Hebephilia – early pubescent children.
- Paedophilia – pre-pubescent children.
- Erotic asphyxiation – asphyxia of oneself or others.
- Erotophonophilia – murder.
- Masochism – being beaten, bound or otherwise humiliated.
- Sadism – inflicting pain on others.
- Narratophilia – obscene words.
- Olfactophilia – smells/odours.
- Telephone scatologia – obscene phone calls.
The Coalition Government’s Transgender Action Plan is overly broad, and in an effort to ‘eliminate transphobia’, makes little distinction between those who are legally permitted into women’s spaces and those who are not. Because of this lack of distinction within the Action Plan, it effectively welcomes all those under the Transgender Umbrella to enter women’s spaces, regardless of legal status or anatomical configuration. Women are told that they are ‘transphobic’ for challenging suspicious male-looking persons in the ladies room – yet if not for that same vigilance, sexual pervert Joel Hardman would not have been caught. We foresee issues for women’s safety with an overly broad approach.