Guess who seems not to agree so much?
In what the charity describes as a “best-practice guide” produced by the trust, it advises: “If a female (who was once male and has a past history of sexual assaults on women) needed admission to a female ward then she should be treated as any other patient and a thorough risk assessment be carried out”.
Staff are also told in the document that they “should be very careful” if they are refusing someone who identifies as a woman from a female-only ward, adding: “Just bear in mind you would be in more trouble for denying someone’s rights!”
This leading to:
She said that in one mental health trust, a male-born patient who identified as a woman had sexually assaulted patients on a female-only ward on two separate admissions, despite staff raising concerns.
The comments come after an investigation by The Telegraph found that guidance from trusts included that sex offenders who self-identified as women could be placed on female-only wards.
As with every other variation in humanity sometimes the variation matters and sometimes it doesn’t.
To be ridiculously extreme, paedophilia doesn’t matter when deciding who gets to buy a ham sandwich, does when detailing who leads the next cub scout camping trip. Trans doesn’t matter – as a distinction we’ve got to make – in near all of life but it dos sometimes. Just like everything else – the trick is working out when it does.