Lingerie shops in Alberta, Canada, should be stocking up with these little beauties, as the government of the province has just announced that it has “established new regulations to simplify the process for transgender residents to change their birth certificates”. From the Edmonton Journal, article in full, my emphasis added:
New rules for transgender Albertans to alter birth records
Edmonton Journal February 20, 2015
The Alberta government has established new regulations to simplify the process for transgender residents to change their birth certificates.
Anyone wishing to receive an amended birth record must submit a signed affidavit stating the gender they identify as, along with a supporting letter from an accredited physician or psychologist. Applicants are not required to have undergone gender reassignment surgery.
In the past, changing a birth record required transgender residents to prove they had received the surgery by providing two affidavits signed by physicians.
That process was declared unconstitutional last April in a groundbreaking Court of Queen’s Bench decision.
The province responded by introducing amendments to the Vital Statistics Act to remove the surgical requirements. Since then, the government has been working on developing the new regulations for changing a birth record but has still been accepting applications on a case-by-case basis.
A total of 89 birth records have been amended so far, including eight for minors over the age of 12. There is a fee of $20 to amend a vital event record.
The same process can be used to alter a driver’s licence or government-issued ID card.
The headline of course, focuses the readers’ attention on amending paperwork, as if this is no biggie. The major point though, is the removal of any surgical requirement, which goes far beyond paperwork, and into the rhelm of female-only spaces such as changing rooms and domestic violence shelters.
Just south of the Canadian-US border, there has already been the incident of two high school girls’ swimteams forced to use a small locker room to changed, while the middle-aged male (who calls himself a ‘teen girl’) got to change in the main female locker room. As GenderTrender reports:
Two Washington State high-school Girls Swim Teams were stripped of their Federal Title IX rights by Olympia Washington School officials after the teens and their parents refused to allow the girls to shower with a middle-aged retired military man calling himself Colleen. The man was discovered in the women’s sauna by a high-school teen girls swim team. Parents refused to let their minor girls undress in front of him. As a result, local school officials have forced the girls into a small ancillary locker room space and given use of the women’s locker room to the male.
Of course the meeja coverage reports that he was the one discriminated against! Perhaps his version of ‘discrimination’ is that he does not get to waggle his laydeewang around teenaged girls?
Back in Canada, Toronto, in a letter to The Star, an elderly woman writes of her experience being stared at, exposed to his erect penis, and ‘chatted up’, all of which constitute sexual harassment:
I am a senior woman. Recently, a “man” claiming to be transgender, who had not yet begun physical treatments, was permitted by our local Y to use the women’s locker room. There are no secure change rooms. The person they allowed in was not courteous and stared at me while I struggled out of a wet bathing suit. He was naked, had an erection and playfully asked ‘do you come here often?’ I understand that gender is no longer judged solely by genitalia, but does a brief contact with the duty manager mean that men not yet committed to gender reassignment are free to disrobe anywhere they choose?
Did the woman get any sympathy from the columnist? No way! She got mansplained (and twanzsplained) for her troubles! The dudely columnist could have shortened his reply to “Suck it up, old woman. You should be grateful some random dude chatted you up and waggled his (laydee)wang at you!”
Gender legislations everywhere trump sex-based protections for females.
‘Suck it up women (and girls), get used to laydeepeens in your changing rooms! If a manz says his peen is a laydeepeen, then you had damned well better believe that it is a layeepeen. Now STFU.’ Where have we women heard all this before? Oh yeah, a few thousand years of patriarchy, is where.
In 2012, I reported on Ontario’s removal of the de-balling requirement. a picture is worth a thousand words, so re-posting the ‘Trans Lobby Group at Queen’s Park in 2010’.
This is the reality of the majority of M2Ts—late transitioners, intact genitals, and rather obvious looking ‘manz in drag’ appearance. If any female dares object to laydees like this in the changing rooms or toilets, she will be shouted down as ‘twanzphobic TERF’, as in the above letter to the paper. Nor is any woman allowed to complain about any laydeepeen waggling, erect laydeewangs, or anything else. To avoid being called a ‘twanzphobic TERF hater’, is to STFU and put up with any sexual harassment that comes your way.
First wave feminists were the ones who lobbied for women’s public toilets (men’s public toilets were already in existence) back in the late 19th century, early 20th century. The lobbying was on the basis that lack of facilities for females prohibited them from full participation in public life.
When I started participating in online feminism about a decade ago, the transgenders were fairly open about their tackle status. In the general meeja, partially because of ‘sensibilities’, and partially propaganda to hide the reality, news reports referred to a vague “surgery” (the subject having had, or wanting “surgery”). Most of the general public would have assumed the ‘SRS’ (as it was back then, ‘GRS’ as it is called now) consisted of silicone moobs, and a dick-lopping with mangina installed.
But it became clear a few years back, that most M2T transgenders had no intention of being de-dicked or even de-balled, so then came the online discourse of ‘laydeepeen’ (ie: “A penis is not a male organ if it is on a ‘transwoman’, it becomes a laydeepeen’). This was around the time that the rapey ‘Cotton Ceiling‘, started by a porn dude at some convention they had in Canada (what, Canada again? what the hell are they putting in the water??). So the situation is now that a whole bunch of heterosexual males (the majority of M2Ts, the ‘transgenders’), with laydeefeels, complete with laydeewangs, claiming to be lesbians (in reality, Pretendbians), some being autogynephiliacs, and the majority being late twanzitioners*, are legally entitled to frollick in any and all sex-segregated spaces for females. *yes, you may ask, with all these lack of surgery requirements, not exactly much involved in twanzitioning these days! Just slap on a dress and lippy, and good to go! Look again at that picture above.
So we have come full circle. It was never enough that the backlash against feminism of the 80s and 90s were hell-bent on reversing the gains of the Second Wave—now we have the reversal of First Wave gains as well, where women will no longer feel safe in public places or facilities (like the Y), and will once again be excluded from public life and full participation in society, for fear of having some pervert’s laydeewang waggled at them in the changing rooms. It is already happening now, and incidents such as these will only increase as the ‘requirements’ for ‘jendah reassignment’ become so lax, they’ll probably be able to get a laydee jendah certificate at the local post office.
Jendah recognition and rights that trump females’ rights to privacy are not progression, they are regression. Welcome to the 19th century women!
As I had forgotten to mention the old “body/jendah dysmorphia” thing. We knew it was, for the most part, a stupid bit of twanzplaining at the time (particularly with the Cotton Ceiling rollout). The total lack of surgical requirements being rolled out everywhere gives you all a clue that very few ever had dysmorphia of any kind, they were, and still are, way happy to retain their peens. Now only a few of the transsexual M2Ts will ever bother getting any surgery at all, and the transsexuals make the minority of M2Ts.
WangFest, here we come!
Sheila Jeffreys: The ‘degendering’ of women’s spaces
Ontario removes surgery requirement 2012
UK lack of surgical requirement
Argentina’s ‘Gender Identity’ law
Cotton Ceiling, now with more creep factor