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View Pembroke's Profile Pembroke Flag Bristol 05 Apr 23 5.00pm Send a Private Message to Pembroke Add Pembroke as a friend

Originally posted by footythoughts

The sports change certainly made sense, as biological men in womens sport provably puts women at distinct disadvantage, no matter if testosterone levels and the like were now reduced. The knock on effect on records, physical safety and the like is clear.

The bathroom issue has become near hysterical from all sides, clearly almost all trans women (as with all women, and indeed men) go to the toilet to actually use it. If someone is nuts enough to want to sexually violate others, they can do so without impersonating a woman, so it doesn't in any way reflect on a group as a whole. The other side is that it's fair in a womens space for those present to.. well actually be considered to be women.

I'd say the changing room issue is more difficult in that people are more exposed. There are aspects of that to any use of changing rooms though and to my mind places that just have individual cubicles have the right idea. Maybe that should be a law with new facilities goes forward, it would seem to be a sensible idea.

A 'careful what you wish for' with this proposed change is that if we base use of these facilities on biological sex, trans men (those who are visually male but are biologically female) are then forced to use womens spaces, and is that the most rational place for them to be? Doesn't that defeat the object (and question the logic) of bringing in such a single sex measures? As with anything newly hyper political, the realities and more nuanced than the lurches.



Single sex spaces are not only a physical safety issue, single sex spaces exist to uphold rights to dignity, privacy and also safety.

Just having cubicles would be a leap away from what is the law. Individual cubicles do not uphold rights in law to single sex spaces, they are mixed sex. The are cubicles exist in would mixed sex, a queue would become mixed sex and rights to dignity, privacy and safety undermined.

 

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View georgenorman's Profile georgenorman Flag 05 Apr 23 5.05pm Send a Private Message to georgenorman Add georgenorman as a friend

All of these changes to accommodate so called trans people should be abolished. All the provision in the NHS to pander to them should be withdrawn. Any trans propaganda used in schools should be banned.

 

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footythoughts Flag Beckenham 05 Apr 23 7.16pm

Originally posted by Pembroke


Single sex spaces are not only a physical safety issue, single sex spaces exist to uphold rights to dignity, privacy and also safety.

Just having cubicles would be a leap away from what is the law. Individual cubicles do not uphold rights in law to single sex spaces, they are mixed sex. The are cubicles exist in would mixed sex, a queue would become mixed sex and rights to dignity, privacy and safety undermined.

All people are entitled to considerations of dignity, privacy and safety, not just those we decide are. That's why these issues are complex.

Your comment doesn't address the fact that your stance advocates, whether you like it or not, for trans men to be present in womens spaces. That would appear to defeat the point of what those advocating for this law change want. I certainly don't propose cubicles as an all encompassing solution to anything, rather that it's something already done in many places (prior to the politicisation of this issue) that can work well and ensures privacy of all - which is something that people could be just as passionate about.


Edited by footythoughts (05 Apr 2023 7.29pm)

 

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footythoughts Flag Beckenham 05 Apr 23 7.25pm

Originally posted by georgenorman

All of these changes to accommodate so called trans people should be abolished.

Then make no considerations for them, but you still need answers to the same questions as a persons identity doesn't preclude them from needing a piss.

Edited by footythoughts (05 Apr 2023 7.30pm)

 

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View georgenorman's Profile georgenorman Flag 05 Apr 23 7.52pm Send a Private Message to georgenorman Add georgenorman as a friend

Originally posted by footythoughts

Then make no considerations for them, but you still need answers to the same questions as a persons identity doesn't preclude them from needing a piss.

Edited by footythoughts (05 Apr 2023 7.30pm)

They can use the disabled toilets.

 

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footythoughts Flag Beckenham 06 Apr 23 8.14am

Originally posted by georgenorman

They can use the disabled toilets.

Interesting that you perceive imposing on spaces by gender as an issue, and yet doing the same with the limited facilities designed specifically for physically disabled peoples as not.

The point remains that if people have to adhere to biological sex when using a toilet you're going to get transmales, often indistinguishable from biological males not only using female facilities but forced to do so by law. Is that really a step forward from those identifying as or living as females using female facilities and those as make using male?

Your perspective and mine really both highlight the fact that having general cubicles where possible is just a good idea across the board and something that there are few political and rational arguments against. Law changes or not, it may be that people just have to gain a little perspective on what happens on almost ever visit to a toilet, rather than take extreme outlier events and contrived narratives as comment occurence.


Edited by footythoughts (06 Apr 2023 8.32am)

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 06 Apr 23 8.34am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by footythoughts

All people are entitled to considerations of dignity, privacy and safety, not just those we decide are. That's why these issues are complex.

Your comment doesn't address the fact that your stance advocates, whether you like it or not, for trans men to be present in womens spaces. That would appear to defeat the point of what those advocating for this law change want. I certainly don't propose cubicles as an all encompassing solution to anything, rather that it's something already done in many places (prior to the politicisation of this issue) that can work well and ensures privacy of all - which is something that people could be just as passionate about.


Edited by footythoughts (05 Apr 2023 7.29pm)

I agree entirely that single cubicles are probably the way forward however even then I do not see them as being requisite.

The fact is, if you take hormone replacements and undergo surgery to change your appearance, including additions intended to replicate sexual organs, that is your choice at the end of the day. It isn't a natural occurrence in fact it's quite the opposite.

What I therefore disagree with is firstly the changing of circumstances which could be considered as critical and long established within the societal fabric - same sex changing rooms/toilet facilities, to fit a minority based off of their active choices and manufactured state and secondly any approach to this en masse enforced through litigation.

Sure Trans people have the same rights as we all do however society cannot just change entirely to meet their chosen situation. The ludicrous notion that we have to cater to their every demand as though they have given no due consideration to their choices is ridiculous. I have every right to get 'F**K OFF!' tattooed on my forehead however will have to accept that I may never get a job as a primary school teacher. It's a consequence of that choice.

The likes of changing rooms and toilet facilities, as it is the example at hand, are segregated by sex for a very good reason. Society cannot then completely disregard this and put a majority like women and girls at risk on the basis that a few oddballs decide to conflate gender and sex. If a woman chooses to actively have an artificial c0ck attached to her she cannot expect to be in a changing room with other women as I would not be able to do certain things if I attached one on the end of my nose. If venues, establishments etc want to cater to this that's fine, provide a separate cubicle, however a trans person is a trans person, you cannot magically change sex and they have chosen to separate themselves from the rest of society and must live with that choice not try to create a false narrative and parallel reality where they put others at risk.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View georgenorman's Profile georgenorman Flag 06 Apr 23 8.53am Send a Private Message to georgenorman Add georgenorman as a friend

Originally posted by footythoughts

Interesting that you perceive imposing on spaces by gender as an issue, and yet doing the same with the limited facilities designed specifically for physically disabled peoples as not.

The point remains that if people have to adhere to biological sex when using a toilet you're going to get transmales, often indistinguishable from biological males not only using female facilities but forced to do so by law. Is that really a step forward from those identifying as or living as females using female facilities and those as make using male?

Your perspective and mine really both highlight the fact that having general cubicles where possible is just a good idea across the board and something that there are few political and rational arguments against. Law changes or not, it may be that people just have to gain a little perspective on what happens on almost ever visit to a toilet, rather than take extreme outlier events and contrived narratives as comment occurence.

Edited by footythoughts (06 Apr 2023 8.32am)

Two points. Disabled facilities are single cubicle so men will not be mixing with women. Also, people who think they are women when they are men, and vice versa, can be considered disabled.

 

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footythoughts Flag Beckenham 06 Apr 23 9.22am

Originally posted by georgenorman

Two points. Disabled facilities are single cubicle so men will not be mixing with women.

Yes, a point I've made several times and proposed as a good idea.

Quote Also, people who think they are women when they are men, and vice versa, can be considered disabled.

Disabled facilties tend to need to be available for people with access needs and mobility impairments - rather than you as an able bodied person not caring about those and wanting to shove people in them without said needs who you just don't personally want to see.


Edited by footythoughts (06 Apr 2023 9.23am)

 

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footythoughts Flag Beckenham 06 Apr 23 9.32am

Originally posted by Nicholas91

I agree entirely that single cubicles are probably the way forward however even then I do not see them as being requisite.

The fact is, if you take hormone replacements and undergo surgery to change your appearance, including additions intended to replicate sexual organs, that is your choice at the end of the day. It isn't a natural occurrence in fact it's quite the opposite.

What I therefore disagree with is firstly the changing of circumstances which could be considered as critical and long established within the societal fabric - same sex changing rooms/toilet facilities, to fit a minority based off of their active choices and manufactured state and secondly any approach to this en masse enforced through litigation.

Sure Trans people have the same rights as we all do however society cannot just change entirely to meet their chosen situation. The ludicrous notion that we have to cater to their every demand as though they have given no due consideration to their choices is ridiculous. I have every right to get 'F**K OFF!' tattooed on my forehead however will have to accept that I may never get a job as a primary school teacher. It's a consequence of that choice.

The likes of changing rooms and toilet facilities, as it is the example at hand, are segregated by sex for a very good reason. Society cannot then completely disregard this and put a majority like women and girls at risk on the basis that a few oddballs decide to conflate gender and sex. If a woman chooses to actively have an artificial c0ck attached to her she cannot expect to be in a changing room with other women as I would not be able to do certain things if I attached one on the end of my nose. If venues, establishments etc want to cater to this that's fine, provide a separate cubicle, however a trans person is a trans person, you cannot magically change sex and they have chosen to separate themselves from the rest of society and must live with that choice not try to create a false narrative and parallel reality where they put others at risk.

Certainly, I agree with many aspects of that. It would be unrealistic in many situations to have cubicles. Nor should be want to do away with gender based facilities, just because of relatively rare instances of people briefly using or wanting to use them whose gender expression aligns, but we realise (or don't) is not biologically our sex.

I just think we gave to deal with workable realities, rather than pushed politics from either direction. If the law changes to force people to use facilities based on biological sex then the example of the woman (to male) you gave above, she'd be forced to use womens facilities, and indeed a male-to-female who in some cases would resembles a female and is weaker than a man, would be forced to get changed around men. Where a concern is safety, that doesn't sound sensible either. I see this issue as largely being inflated out of proportion but tend to think that cubicles are a good option for those who could unsettle an environment - though of course in situations where a trans person is indistinguishable from others no-one would know or therefore care anyway - which itself gives us pause for thought about the realities of these situations rather than the pushed narratives.

 

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Originally posted by footythoughts

Disabled facilties tend to need to be available for people with access needs and mobility impairments - rather than you as an able bodied person not caring about those and wanting to shove people in them without said needs who you just don't personally want to see.

Edited by footythoughts (06 Apr 2023 9.23am)

I merely do not want men in women's toilets and women in men's toilets - a view that is no doubt shared by the vast majority of the population.

 

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Originally posted by footythoughts

Disabled facilties tend to need to be available for people with access needs and mobility impairments - rather than you as an able bodied person not caring about those and wanting to shove people in them without said needs who you just don't personally want to see.


I was speaking to a - much older - relation about all this ‘nonsense’, as he calls it…he used to work in a mental institution where trans people were confined. His query is that the percentage of the population who were so described seems to have increased and wonders whether this is down to either choice (some form of rebellion that has moved on from tattoos and piercings), or some form of environmental factor, such as drinking water being contaminated with side effects of ‘the pill’. I couldn’t add anything to the discussion so thought I’d throw it into this forum for more knowledgeable people to comment on…

Edited by footythoughts (06 Apr 2023 9.23am)

 


hats off to palace, they were always gonna be louder, and hate to say it but they were impressive ALL bouncing and singing.

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