A TRANS WOMAN who assaults a woman was never a real trans woman, according to British Liberal Democrat and former equalities minister Lynne Featherstone.
Ms Featherstone was responding to concerns that allowing men to self-identify and be legally recognised as women, without any medical diagnosis, would endanger women.
Proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act, currently being debated by UK politicians, have created fears that men could use the law to access female change rooms and assault women.
But Ms Featherstone told Pink News on July 9 that such concerns were “unkind”, adding,
“Any man pretending to be a woman to do that is a male criminal not a trans woman.”
Featherstone evidently believes transwomen are ideologically incapable of harming women.
In her brave new gender fluid world, a trans woman is trans until she assaults a woman, at which point she proves she was simply a man in a dress.
I’m not sure it will be much consolation to the victim of a sexual assault to later learn that her assailant was a fake trans woman rather than a real trans woman.
The obvious problem with self-identification is that there is no test by which to determine honestly trans women (whatever that means) from dishonestly trans women, by which I mean a heterosexual male predator who thinks popping on a frock is more than worth it to get into the ladies’ room.
But since self-identification is to be believed uncritically, how do you distinguish between the two? Will one be evilly twirling a moustache? And if so, which one?
Any woman protesting that a man was in the ladies’ bathroom would be in danger of prosecution for a thought crime.
So the only way to know whether the trans woman in the bathroom should really be in the bathroom is to wait and see whether or not you are sexually assaulted.
But don’t worry. If you are raped, authorities will retroactively redefine the perpetrator in order to continue claiming no members of the preferred group have ever committed such a crime and therefore you were perfectly safe throughout the entire assault.
Let’s say we agree with Featherstone that the trans woman assaulting your daughter in the bathroom is not a trans woman but a male criminal – what measures do we take to protect against male criminals? How about not legally recognising them as trans by virtue of self-declaration? Is that just too simple a solution?
It’s “unkind”, says the former equalities minister, who employs the term “kind” and “unkind” to provoke the suppression of opposing views. This cynical manipulation of most people’s desire to do good is absolutely monstrous.
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James Macpherson is a sought after international speaker with a background in journalism at the Courier Mail and Daily Telegraph. He previously pastored a significant church in Australia and South Africa. James' weekly Good Sauce podcast comes out every Tuesday. He also writes regularly for The Spectator.