Opponents of gender theory often contend women and children will pay the price as society allows men who identify as women into spaces previously reserved for biological women. Two recent stories affirm this fear.
Last month, prison officials in Britain apologized after a transgender inmate charged with raping a woman sexually assaulted four female inmates at all all-female jail. Karen White, born as Stephen Wood, 52, a convicted pedophile, was accused of repeatedly raping a woman in 2016. White, who claimed to identify as a woman but had a man’s body, was placed in an all-female jail despite a history of sexual violence against women. After assaulting at least four women in the jail, officials removed White and apologized for their mistakes in the case. White is now being held in a men’s jail.
A second case illustrates why pro-family groups in Massachusetts are fighting to repeal the state’s transgender accommodation laws. Earlier this year, a man who identified as a woman filed a complaint against a Massachusetts spa for refusing to give him a Brazilian bikini wax, according to a New Boston Post article published last week. In a handwritten complaint filed with the Massachusetts attorney general’s office, the man claimed the state’s gender identity law required the spa offer their services to him because he identified as a woman. The plaintiff later withdrew his claim, but the case reveals why the Massachusetts law is bad for women, according to Chanel Prunier, executive director of the Renew Massachusetts Coalition.
“No law should force a woman to touch a man in a place she doesn’t feel comfortable, and she shouldn’t be forced to choose between her livelihood and touching the genitals of someone she doesn’t want to touch,” Prunier told the New Boston Post. “This law goes way too far and should be repealed.”
A similar case involving a bikini wax for a transgender individual is ongoing in Canada. —K.C.