Silly perhaps but why not?

Nicola Sturgeon’s Government is making tampons and sanitary towels available in its male lavatories in case they are needed by transgender civil servants, The Telegraph can reveal.

The Scottish government said it was “providing sanitary bins and a varied selection of sanitary products” in men’s lavatories “in those premises where gender neutral facilities do not exist”.

The number of female to male trans working as civil servants in the Scottish Government I’d put at low. A handful.

There are some 22,000 civil servants working in the devolved government (which may or may not be all those covered by this but it’s a start at size estimation). Depends who you believe but trans is 0.1% to 2% of population. Call it 1% then, half of whom – even that’s not accurate of course – will be female to male.

110 folk. For whom something has to be rolled out in all bathrooms?

Hmm, dunno. Wouldn’t surprise to find that that’s the number with colostomy bags. But hey ho, minor issue, why the hell not?

The point being that sometimes – just sometimes – these distinctions really do matter. Save breath for those that do.

16 thoughts on “Silly perhaps but why not?”

  1. erm – if its to stop the toilets being bunged up or a massive hint to the %of 110 who free bleed to have a thought for the cleaners then could even be a solution to a problem… but that ain’t it. Would be interesting to see the take up of the lassies versus laddies of the free tampons from work perk.

  2. There are some 22,000 civil servants

    This measure will require a few dozen more in the purchasing dept, janitoring service and diversity monitoring groups.

  3. It might be that 1% are trans, but the question is what proportion of them are female to male trans. I suspect the number of that is low, very low, as most trans seem to be male to female. So even 10% of the 1% means all this for 10 people. Who having arranged their gender swap themselves could probably arrange their own tampons etc. Or does the Scottish government think that trans people need nannying.

  4. 110 folk. For whom something has to be rolled out in all bathrooms?

    No. For whatever percentage of the 110 hypothetical She-Hes who (a) stubbornly use the men’s toilets while mensing but are also (b) too stupid to bring their own fanny napkins.

    That brings us down from 110 to a single unhappy moustachioed fat woman from Dundee who goes by the name of “Wee Clatty Jock”.

    The reasons to oppose this kind of stuff, however petty, are related to the reasons they propose it, which is because (c.) they hate you; (d) they want to promote antisocial perversions; and (e) they enjoy it.

    Irregardless, if trans “men” are men, how come none of them have a subscription to Viz or buy those cans of lager with sexy girlies on the tin? Ladies and Gentleweirdos of the supposed jury, the prosecution rests.

  5. Well hopefully the real men take the freebies home for their wives and girlfriends, so that scottish dwarfess is making us pay yet another subsidy

  6. I’d imagine that LGBTQRST are massively over-represented amongst Government employees, so TPTB get a false impression of the numbers involved.

    Also don’t because f**k ’em.

  7. An FoI request to establish the exact number seems to be in order.

    OT but has the lady ever been milked for caviar? (Shudders at the thought)

  8. 22,000 civil servants. We used more than that negotiating Brexit. If Scotland actually does vote for independence then Scotland is going to get creamed.

  9. 22,000 civil servants. We used more than that negotiating Brexit

    … on behalf of their masters in Brussels.

  10. “The number of female to male trans working as civil servants in the Scottish Government I’d put at low. A handful.”

    Surely female to male transis don’t have a handful.

  11. “There are some 22,000 civil servants working in the devolved government”

    Heh. Old Glasgow shipyard joke: “How many people work here?” “Aboot hauf* ‘o them.”

    “They think everyone needs nannying, don’t they?”

    And it didn’t start with the Nats, either. I remember creating a meme (now sadly lost to time) about fifteen years ago of a Scottish Executive advert demonstrating the correct way to wipe your backside.

    *Er. That’s “half”, if it isn’t clear.

  12. Isn’t this a hateful reminder of their biological state that they are confronted with every time they use the toilet
    Also might need to reduce the numbers by any going through transition as I’d think all the hormones etc disrupts/stops periods

  13. Witchie (@10:52am) described what will happen to most of the fem products: “men take the freebies home for their wives and girlfriends, so that scottish dwarfess is making us pay yet another subsidy.”

    But men being men & boy-like, they’ll think of some funny things to do with some of ‘em.

  14. Is it somehow impossible for females to carry a couple of tampons/pads in their bag/pocket? It’s not like periods are an unexpected event.

    No Tim, it’s not a “But hey ho, minor issue, why the hell not?”. It’s waste of millions of pounds of taxpayer money with ongoing costs of checking stock, resupply, more bins to empty & clean, more staff…

    This waste is in SNPistan where a pensioner can fall on road and break hip, then be dragged to pavement and wait 8 hours for ambulance. No, not some remote village, central Edinburgh. British Army now providing ambulance cover

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