Saturday, February 28, 2009

Man I feel like a woman

A pre-op transsexual wanted to join a gym in Southern Ontario and use the women's change room. The owner said he would have to consider it thinking that his female patrons may feel uncomfortable having a person with male genitals in the women's change room.

Sorry pal, apparently you should have said "Yes, of course!" right away.

The OHRC seems a little out to lunch on this one:

The code does not distinguish between transsexuals who are at different stages of transition, said Afroze Edwards, a spokeswoman for the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

"I think the important thing to remember there is how they identify themselves; what their sense is, that they are living as a man or living as a woman," Ms. Edwards said. "Regardless of whether they're preop or postop, it's their lived gender that's important." pre-op but living as a woman counts as a woman. That pretty much opens the door for any man to use the female change room if he feels sufficiently female that day. Should that individual be confronted about their constantly changing "gender" then they only need to reply that they are exploring their sexuality and threaten a Human Rights complaint.

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