Whatever we want

Activist asks: Why can’t I just do whatever I want to? Why????

Columnist Leanne Wood in The National [Wales]:

“Being trans in the UK is fucking agony right now.”

My friend’s words last week following publication of guidance for separate and single-sex service providers by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. She goes on: “So now the EHRC want to help people exclude me from taking a piss in a bathroom that I’m comfortable in”.

As if that were the only possible criterion.

Here’s the thing: the fact that he’s comfortable in the women’s toilets doesn’t mean that anyone else is comfortable in the women’s toilets while he’s in them. It’s not just automatic or obvious that his comfort matters more than anyone else’s. It’s very odd that he assumes it does. Trans dogma is like that – it trains people to think their comfort is the only comfort that counts.

Trans people are protected under the Equality Act (2010) with several exceptions around access to some spaces. EHRC guidance seeks to exploit these exceptions.

Wtf? How is it exploiting exceptions to use them? That’s what they’re for. And the issue isn’t trans people not being protected, it’s women and girls needing protection. Again, what men who identify as trans want doesn’t automatically trump what women and girls need. Leanne Wood has apparently been well trained to think it does.

Trans people should have every right to use whatever facilities they want and to go wherever they want.

Of course they shouldn’t, any more than anyone else should. People can’t just use whatever they want and go wherever they want; that’s not how any of this works. That’s a small child’s view of life.

After all, gender reassignment is a legally protected characteristic and the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) (2004) allowed people to change their legal gender. So what’s the problem? 

Well, for a start, the problem is that none of that equals “trans people can do whatever they want and go wherever they want.”

There’s a lot more drivel along the same lines. It’s pitifully unreasoned and unargued.

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