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.