Hmmmm

Social worker suspended after telling female colleague ‘I like a nice set of baps’ while looking through her shopping basket

One wonders

“He spoke to her about watching pornography of women of her size, saying that it turned him on and he had been having a good time.

“Colleague A was embarrassed and raised her hands to indicate that he should stop talking like that.

Perhaps he advice should be don’t lift your chat up lines from those sorts of movies?

‘Ello?

As listeners to the Football Weekly podcast already know, I’m a laugher not a fighter. I would much prefer not to be writing this and to exist in a world where my transition did not require any comment. But since we do not yet live in that world, here I am. All I ask is for respect and kindness – for me and for transgender people in general – at a time when those commodities seem to be in ever‑shorter supply.

You’re a journalist writing about sport. Your gender and or sexuality don’t come into it. What is this “require any comment?”

Isn’t this anti-LGBT?

The Welsh seaside town of Porthcawl is planning to install anti-sex public toilets that would spray occupants with water and sound an alarm.

Violent movement sensors would automatically open the doors and sound high-pitched alarms, with fine water jets soaking the interior. Weight-sensitive floors would ensure only one user could be in a cubicle at a time, to safeguard against “inappropriate sexual activity and vandalism”.

I’m absolutely certain that I recall the claim that cottaging is an essential part of the gay male culture and therefore to oppose it is to be homophobic.

What’s that about the left eating itself?

A transgender employee of the Guardian — which once called itself the “world’s leading liberal voice” — has resigned, accusing the newspaper in an email to staff of being “an incredibly transphobic organisation”.

In a cutting resignation letter sent last month, the employee said the paper “fundamentally not only stands against my own values but also against what I am”. A second trans staff member resigned weeks later, also citing the “harm” they say the newspaper is doing to trans people.

Following the leak of the email to BuzzFeed News, the trans employee, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said she felt complicit in the newspaper’s “transphobic” reporting by continuing to work there, and revealed the damaging effect the Guardian’s coverage of transgender people has had on her well-being. This included fear of using the women’s toilet at work.

Et tu Custodies?

Non-sequitur much?

Most people watch X-rated internet content, so it’s pure hypocrisy to judge those who have worked in the industry

Why?

Isn’t watching it using judgement?

Most people have broken the law therefore it’s wrong to judge criminals?

Most people have written some prose therefore it’s wrong to judge prose?

Most people have had sex therefore it’s wrong to judge people over who, why, where they have had sex?

Hmm

However, the travestis’ understanding of themselves is quite different from the model we’re familiar with. As the anthropologist Don Kulick writes in his ethnography, the travesti do not accept the western trans narrative: “What is evident in travesti talk about transsexuals is their firm conviction that one can never change sex … Not only do sex-change operations not produce women, and not only do they rob one of all possibility of experiencing sexual pleasure, travestis believe, but they also invariably result in insanity.”

Kulick quotes one travesti who insists that, if you are born with a penis, then “you are a man and you will die a man.” In the West, statements like these would be enough to get someone banned from Twitter or even investigated by the police, as is becoming increasingly common in the UK.

As the Stasi knew well, there are always narks

The man, who works for Norfolk-based company Konectbus, was said to be unhappy about the bus’s number being multicoloured in a nod to the LGBT rainbow flag.

Passenger Rebecca Sears said she was kept waiting as the driver insisted on swapping vehicles at Norwich Bus Station, two weeks after the city celebrated a Pride event.

The 19-year-old was trying to catch the 501 park and ride service to Thickthorn on August 9 when the alleged incident unfolded.

“He said we have to wait a minute, he said I am not driving this bus because it promotes homosexuality,” she said.

“I was standing with two other women and we thought he was joking.”

She added: “I just hope that he hasn’t said that in front of somebody that is gay. I would hate to think he would say something to them.

“He didn’t know if I was gay or the other two women I was with. He just out right said it.”

Miss Sears immediately complained about the driver’s behaviour to staff at the front desk.

People are just so unfair!

But, then again, it isn’t that simple. In addition to being a performer, I’m also a trans person in a culture that seems to only understand gender through appearance. My being seen as the woman I am is almost entirely dependent on my ability to perform femininity as its been established in our culture—namely, to be beautiful. Here is how I feel most of us have been taught to process gender: if a person looks female, she’s a woman; if a person looks male, he’s a man. Those of us who don’t always look perfectly female or perfectly male are subject to being misgendered and misunderstood; we are often the subject of ridicule, judgement, and scrutiny. There is an unfair assumption made about each of our gender identities based on how we look, but gender identity and appearance are two completely separate things. Looking like a boy or looking like a girl doesn’t mean that you are one.

Isn’t that unfair? People associate a certain look with being female because being female presents as a certain look. People are using their vision to identify the world around them. Quick, make them stop!

When even the doctors are worrying…..

School counsellors and mental health service providers are bowing to pressures from ‘highly politicised’ transgender groups to affirm children’s beliefs that they were born the wrong sex, a leading expert has warned.

Marcus Evans, a psychotherapist and ex-governor of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, whose Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) is the only NHS clinic to provide gender counselling and transitioning, said many experts were living in fear of being labelled transphobic, which was having an impact on their objectivity.

“I believe the trans political agenda has encroached on the clinical environment surrounding and within the Gender Identity Development Service,” Evans told the Observer.

Political agendas intrude on every other part of life, why not here?

Just as one example, everyone knows that inequality has risen under the Coalition and Tories, amirite? I mean, we all know this in our bones.

It hasn’t. Inequality is lower than at any time that G. Brown was PM.

So why wouldn’t we believe that political agendas infest other areas of life?

Well, it’s a theory

Homosexuality is usually a problem transferred to a foetus, when a pregnant woman has anal sex and enjoys it, the Bishop of Morphou Neophytos said during a recent speech, LGBTI rights group ACCEPT said on Thursday.

During his speech in June to a group of people in Akaki, the bishop said Saint Porfyrios made mention of the issue in his writings. “It is a problem, which is usually transmitted by parents to the child,” the bishop said.

He added that it occurs when the couple has sex while the woman is pregnant, and the sex is “unnatural,” as he characterised anal sex.

The bishop said that when the woman enjoys anal sex, “a desire is created, which is then transmitted to the unborn child.”

Sounds a bit Lamarckian to be honest. Maybe evolution works differently in Cyprus?

There’s a simple explanation here

The trial began in 2011. A year after starting the drugs, the young people were apparently more likely to report thoughts of wanting to harm themselves. The worry is that perhaps the treatment they received was causing them to have these thoughts of self-harm and suicide.

One of the criticisms of the study, put forward on Newsnight, is the design. The study involved giving the drugs to a group of adolescents and monitoring the effects. However, there was no control group, that is, adolescents who did not receive the drugs. This makes it hard to be sure whether the rates of self-harming thoughts are related to the drugs, would have happened anyway, or perhaps were lower than they would have been without treatment.

It is an important issue because there are high rates of self-harm and thoughts of suicide among children and teens with gender dysphoria.

In other words, they’re nuts.

Now this is inappropriate

A Met police officer is facing the end of his career after admitting using a grieving family’s cable TV account to order pornography.

PC Avi Maharaj, 44, who was based in Earlsfield, was called to the property in south London in February 2018 following the death of a child.

The homeowner had left the house and Maharaj was waiting for the undertaker when he used the family’s account to make the £25.96 purchase. He was the only person in the house at the time.

How come the Met is employing people stupid enough to think you’ve got to pay for porn these days?

Incentives matter

One in 50 male offenders in prisons are self-identifying as transgender, according to a survey by the official jail watchdog, amid concerns inmates may be attempting to secure extra perks.

The figure, the first by the watchdog, suggests there are up to 1,500 transgender inmates among the 90,000 prisoners in England and Wales, more than ten times previous estimates, and at least four times the number in the general population.

Among offenders from traveller communities the number self-identifying as transgender or transsexual rose to one in ten inmates, according to the annual report by Peter Clarke, the chief inspector of prisons.

Transgender prisoners are entitled to shower alone, separate cells and can apply to switch between male and female jails.

Not that this is true:

“and at least four times the number in the general population.”

Four times the percentage maybe, the proportion.

But, you know, incentives matter to human beings. Given that the cost is a self declaration, why not?

Seems a strange place to go looking

A BRIT teenage lad has been brutally raped by two men after being kicked out of a brothel on the infamous Punta Ballena strip in Magaluf, it has been reported.

Weird.

It said the holidaymaker was enticed into the brothel by two prostitutes on the promise of a striptease – but thrown out after telling them he had no money.

The two men are said to have been waiting for him when he was kicked out on the streets via a back door.

Doctors examined him at Son Espases Hospital in the Majorcan capital Palma and are understood to have confirmed he had been the victim of a sex attack.

If you were into male on male sex then why would you be hanging around the back door of a hetero brothel?

Pimping, such a terrible crime

An Uber driver who raked in £40,000 by ‘brokering’ deals between prostitutes and punters has been found guilty at court on Wednesday.

Romanian Mario Nicolae, 41, was charged with inciting prostitution for gain, keeping a brothel and money laundering between April 2017 and last September.

Actually nowt to do with Uber but:

Mr Dunn added that the women were neither coerced nor working in ‘unpleasant or degrading’ conditions.

“They were no more vulnerable than others involved in that industry, they were engaged voluntarily and often sought out this defendant to get them set up rather than the other way round,” he told the court.

That’s the prosecutor saying that.

But, of course, he must be jailed because male exploitation, eh?

Discuss

Some 74% are girls who wish to be boys (and who in previous years would have rejoiced in being tomboys). Why?

The academic Joanna Williams has one possible answer: “Turning trans is a surefire way for girls to achieve the moral beatification doled out to victims. Sadly, this seems to be a very enticing prospect for many teenage girls.”

So very rare

These false allegations of rape. So very, very, rare, not even worth considering whether a specific allegation is in fact false:

A taxi driver falsely accused of rape by a passenger has told a court that he is now afraid to pick up female fares, as the judge in the case warned a woman she faces jail over the allegations.

Laura Hood, 27, maintained for more than two-and-a-half years she had been attacked by taxi driver Haroon Yousaf, but last week finally admitted that the incident did not take place.

But she continued to deny the allegation against her and said she was innocent because she had not knowingly lied, and instead had a false belief of “something so clear in my head”.

How cliche can we get?

A divorcee already worth £90 million has won the right to fight to sue her former lover in the UK over tens of millions of assets after serving court papers on him via WhatsApp.

Mandy Gray, 50, is fighting Hamish Hurley, 46, her former fitness coach and physiotherapist after branding him an “emotionally abusive gold digger”.

Ms Gray was previously married to the wealthy American investment banker, Randy Work, walking away with a £90m settlement after they separated in 2013.

She then began an intense six-year relationship with Mr Hurley, her former personal health coach,

More traditionally you just shagged the gardener or pool boy rather than running away with him…..