Category: improper purpose

A Rape Survivor Speaks Out About Transgender Bathrooms

I read these reports, and my heart starts to race. They can’t be serious. Let me be clear: I am not saying that transgender people are predators. Not by a long shot. What I am saying is that there are countless deviant men in this world who will pretend to be transgender as a means of gaining access to the people they want to exploit, namely women and children. It already happens. Just Google Jason Pomares, Norwood Smith Burnes, or Taylor Buehler, for starters.

There are countless deviant men in this world who will pretend to be transgender as a means of gaining access to the people they want to exploit.

While I feel a deep sense of empathy for what must be a very difficult situation for transgender people, at the beginning and end of the day, it is nothing short of negligent to instate policies that elevate the emotional comfort of a relative few over the physical safety of a large group of vulnerable people.

Don’t they know anything about predators? Don’t they know the numbers? That out of every 100 rapes, only two rapists will spend so much as single day in jail while the other 98 walk free and hang out in our midst? Don’t they know that predators are known to intentionally seek out places where many of their preferred targets gather in groups? That perpetrators are addicts so committed to their fantasies they’ll stop at nothing to achieve them?

Do they know that more than 99 percent of single-victim incidents are committed by males? That they are experts in rationalization who minimize their number of victims? Don’t they know that insurance companies highlight locker rooms as a high-risk area for abuse that should be carefully monitored and protected?

Don’t they know that one out of every four little girls will be sexually abused during childhood, and that’s without giving predators free access to them while they shower? Don’t they know that, for women who have experienced sexual trauma, finding the courage to use a locker room at all is a freaking badge of honor? That many of these women view life through a kaleidoscope of shame and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, dissociation, poor body image, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, difficulty with intimacy, and worse?

Why would people knowingly invite further exploitation by creating policies with no safeguards in place to protect them from injury? With zero screening options to ensure that biological males who enter locker rooms actually identify as female, how could a woman be sure the person staring at her wasn’t exploiting her? Why is it okay to make her wonder?

There’s no way to make everyone happy in the situation of transgender locker room use. So the priority ought to be finding a way to keep everyone safe. I’d much rather risk hurting a smaller number of people’s feelings by asking transgender people to use a single-occupancy restroom that still offers safety than risk jeopardizing the safety of thousands of women and kids with a policy that gives would-be predators a free pass.

Is it ironic to no one that being “progressive” actually sets women’s lib back about a century? What of my right to do my darndest to insist that the first time my daughter sees the adult male form it will be because she’s chosen it, not because it’s forced upon her? What of our emotional and physical rights? Unless and until you’ve lined a bathroom door with a towel for protection, you can’t tell me the risk isn’t there.

Even if there aren’t hundreds of abusers rushing into locker rooms by the dozens, the question I keep asking myself is, “What if just one little girl gets hurt by this? Would that be enough to make people reconsider it?”

via A Rape Survivor Speaks Out About Transgender Bathrooms.

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Feds to Require Shelters to Accommodate Transgender Individuals – Washington Free Beacon

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking to require shelters to accommodate transgender individuals to use the shared sleeping and bathing areas of their choice.

The agency is also expanding its definition of “gender identity” for purposes of the regulation.

The current definition states, “Gender identity means actual or perceived gender-related characteristics.”

The new definition adds to what “perceived gender identity” means.

“Gender identity means the gender with which a person identifies, regardless of the sex assigned to that person at birth,” the new definition reads. “Perceived gender identity means the gender with which a person is perceived to identify based on that person’s appearance, behavior, expression, other gender-related characteristics, or sex assigned to the individual at birth.”

The agency added, “Perceived gender identity may differ from the identity with which a person identifies.”

The proposed regulation also notes that the rule could apply to anyone, regardless of whether or not they use the term “transgender” to describe themselves.

The agency would allow exemptions on a case-by-case basis to the rule out of safety concerns. Complaints from other individuals living in the shelter would not be considered.

via Feds to Require Shelters to Accommodate Transgender Individuals – Washington Free Beacon.

Gender Identity Laws and Improper Purpose

Disclaimer: The purpose of this site is simply to document. This site does not encourage or condone discrimination against trans men and women. It is in no way intended to demonize trans men and trans women any more than reporting on any other types of violence demonize women or men. Presentation of research data is simply that, presentation of research data.

Despite reports from popular news media, men, including cross dressers and trans males (trans women), commonly spy on, harass and assault women and children in bathrooms and sex segregated spaces.


Men spy on women:

https://archive.is/5Oohfhttp://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/South-Miami-Heights-Teachers-Assistant-Arrested-for-Peeping-on-Female-Staffers-Police-184518961.html

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Police-looking-to-ID-man-caught-peeping-on-showering-college-student-278330791.html

http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/Police-Man-peeps-on-teen-girl-in-Walmart-restroom-141967313.html

http://www.wbir.com/story/news/local/2013/09/11/peeping-tom-tyson-park-knoxville/2796497/

http://www.local8now.com/home/headlines/Crimetracker-Man-accused-of-peeping-on-woman-in-restroom-215733711.html

 

Men take advantage of “gender neutral” bathrooms:

http://thevarsity.ca/2015/10/05/voyeurism-threatens-whitney-hall-stirs-gender-debate/

 

Men dress up as women and spy on women:

http://triblive.com/x/dailycourier/news/s_254732.html#axzz3oymebWxz

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime/ci_11558044

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1385889/Joel-Hardman-wore-female-rubber-mask-wig-spy-women-public-toilets.html#ixzz1Mvhf2oLs

http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/crime-law/man-wearing-bra-wig-arrested-bathroom-voyeurism-in/nLWFR/

http://archive.dailycal.org/article.php?id=110753

http://ktla.com/2013/05/14/da-cross-dressing-man-secretly-videotaped-women-in-macys-bathroom-2/#axzz2YYtnPDRK

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/man-dressed-as-a-woman-peeps-on-women-in-bathroom-at-wal-mart/2015/06/10/cd88e1d6-0f5a-11e5-a0dc-2b6f404ff5cf_story.html

http://www.seattlepi.com/local/article/Charge-Man-disguised-as-woman-peeped-on-students-6305266.php

https://archive.is/eQaG5#selection-908.0-1318.0

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2015/05/24/chinese-man-dresses-up-as-woman-to-spy-in-bathrooms-has-no-idea-what-women-look-like/

https://archive.is/r2Bfq

http://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2013/12/27/man_dressed_as_women_nabbed_for_allegedly_peering_under_bathroom_stall.html

https://archive.is/ATsfY

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-man-allegedly-dressed-woman-20130624-story.html

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/640193236/Police-arrest-man-in-womens-clothes.html?pg=all

http://perezhilton.com/cocoperez/2011-04-19-english-man-poses-as-mannequin-in-womens-restroom-to-take-pictures#.Vkyc53arSCg

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2003/11/27/Cross-dresser-arrested-in-bath-house/UPI-63871069941991/

 

Men dress up as women and assault women and girls in women’s bathrooms:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2209304/Mark-Lazarus-Cross-dressing-sex-attacker-obsessed-skirts-tried-rape-woman-71-Teignmouth-Devon.html

http://newsok.com/article/3883587

 

Men who dress up as women assault other cross dressers in the women’s bathroom:

https://archive.is/vxQHg

 

Men who dress up as women expose themselves to children and women:

https://archive.is/a10Xi

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/04/man_arrested_after_trying_on_d.html

 

Trans women:

Assault and indecent exposure:

Assault special needs boys in bathroom: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Stamford-transgender-person-charged-with-sexually-1414876.php

Expose genitals in women’s locker room: http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/transgender-woman-told-leave-womens-locker-room/nSWT4/

Beat other trans girls: See PlanetTransgender “thai trans teen beats up another trans teen”

Molest boys in bathroom: http://www.wctrib.com/content/court-keeps-sex-offender-committed

Assault women in bathroom: http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/Tutu-wearing-man-who-attacked-woman-in-stall-High-on-alcohol-meth-288748071.html

Claim gender identity inappropriately:

Rapes drunk woman, claims was result of gender identity crisis: https://archive.is/K18Lj

Kidnapped and molested a child, stated his sentence should be reduced due to gender identity disorder: https://cases.justia.com/michigan/court-of-appeals-unpublished/19980106_C172928(0052)_172928.OPN.PDF?ts=1383755176

Sexually assaulted two cousins, stated his sentence should be reduced due to gender identity disorder: http://www.nbc15.com/news/headlines/Court-says-gender-identity-disorder-not-relevant-237494361.html

Prison transition: see https://thepoliticsofgender.wordpress.com/category/prison-transition/

 

Men pretend to be trans women:

Sexually assault women in women’s shelters: http://www.torontosun.com/2014/02/15/a-sex-predators-sick-deception