I stopped watching at just over 13 minutes because I couldn’t make out what was being said, the subtitles weren’t very accurate at all either. It appeared a lot of people in the audience we’re very vocal in saying that trans women are women, not men, which is what I believe. People get vocal like this when they are angry or passionate about something, and I heard both male and female voices shouting at the speakers. The first speaker, who tried to talk over the shouting, seemed to imply that she believes trans women are men, and made the point that she didn’t want her daughter to have to see a male body form until she chose to, and not have it “forced” upon her by someone bullying their way in the female locker rooms. Well I’m sorry to have to tell you this, but that statement is completely ignorant. Trans women who are pre-op or still in the possesion of male genitalia, are highly unlikely to want to share a communal changing space with anyone, man or woman. They don’t want to out themselves, they don’t want to be thrown out of the facilities and outed to all and sundry. What the speakers argument seems to forget (as do most critics of trans people) is that there are 2 sides to the trans coin, ie there are also trans men. Now most trans men will not have lower surgery so will not be in possession of male genitals for the very simple reason that it is extremely expensive, still very experimental, a lot of surgeries are required, and quite frankly, the end results are a bit crap, so, do you really want your daughter sharing a changing facility with a man that has female genitals, and possibly a big bushy beard. Isn’t that potentially going to confuse and scare her just as much if not more than seeing a trans woman. And then once again, you forget that if trans woman now have to use male changing facilities, there are going to be little boys pointing and asking questions and possibly getting confused or scared or do you only care about women and girls?
The simple fact of the matter is, the shape of my genitals has nothing to do with anyone else. The shape of your genitals has nothing to do with anyone else. Why do you care so much about what’s in my underwear? Oh, you’re assuming that I must be some kind of sex pest or pedophile, well sorry, I’m not. It’s more likely that a member of your own family or someone you know will attempt to assault you in some way, not some random stranger just trying to get on with their life. The arguments that are being used against trans people in toilets and changing rooms are the same lies used about lesbian, gay, bisexual, people of different colour / race / religion throughout history and it’s about time it stopped and a bit of common sense was applied.
Why am I not likely to assault you, you’re daughter or anyone else I might share a changing facility with? Because I’m not a sexual deviant who gets my kicks that way. I don’t want to be arrested for something like. I don’t want to end up in a prison somewhere, where most likely I’ll be the target of sexual attacks and a million other reasons that I don’t have internet space to expand on.
On a recent program about the Hillsborough tragedy (Sheffield Wednesday v Liverpool in a 1980’s FA Cup game if you didn’t know). Liverpool fans we’re accused of stealing from the dead. In the trailer for the program, a Liverpool supporter that was there asked the camera if they would rob from the dead at Hillsborough, of course they wouldn’t, so why would people expect him to? So I ask the question, would you assault another human being? No? Then why do you think I would?
Incredible, must-see footage of this event:
Women attempt a civil dialogue with Transgender Activists over conflicting rights!