There are only losers in the sad saga of Jessica Yaniv


What happens when a giant tech company, a kangaroo court style human rights tribunal system, and the media all favour identity politics over facts? The case of Jessica Yaniv occurs. Yaniv is a transgender woman with male genitalia.

To wax a client's penis, an individual must handle the scrotum and the shaft of the penis. While the thought of forcing anyone to handle a sexual organ as a mandatory part of their non-medical job sounds insane, especially when you consider the potential for predatory behaviour, the Human Rights Tribunal actually seems to be taking it very seriously instead of treating it as an absurd farce. According to Yaniv, estheticians should be obliged to provide waxing services to a female-identifying trans person and religious and cultural views should not interfere with the ability to access that service.

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