One of the issues that is often raised in objection to such a rige id approach is that a man might simply claim to "really" be a woman in order to get access to a women's shelter. Of course, there are a number of advantages to this. Less threats of violence. A lower population of women, so the chances of getting a bed are greatly improved. And, of course, the obvious one...being able to be among women. Of course, we are told by the transgender kooks that this would simply never happen. And of course it does.
A friend, who happens to be a resident of a large homeless shelter in San Francisco, CA had told me about just such a case. (I cannot reveal this person's name, or the name of the shelter, because of privacy concerns.) There is a person residing in that shelter who presents as a "trans woman," who clearly is not. This person, who I have seen on the street near the shelter, is clearly a man, and other than wearing an ill fitting dress, makes no attempt to present as female. Some examples:
- Most of the time he sports a rather full beard. While he has occasionally shaved it off, it grows back quickly, so you have someone who basically looks like a hard-core homeless man, except he is wearing a dress.
- The first night she encountered him, he was in an overnight bed. During the night, she happened to observe him masturbating rather enthusiastically. She reported this to a monitor, and he was removed for the night, but was allowed to return on later nights. He now has a longer term bed, but has still be observed to engage in such behavior.
- On another occasion, a woman using the bathroom noticed that the person in the stall next her was peeing rather loudly. She leaned down enough to see that person's feet, and recognized the khaki men's sneaker that this alleged "trans woman" wears. And yes, they were facing the toilet. He was standing to pee.
This illustrates the very real problem. As used in this situation, "gender identity" is meaningless. As my friend observed while we were discussing this, she has a lot of transgender friends, and they are very concerned about how they present. Even if pre-op, they sit to pee, would never engage in any activity that would make them stand out as male, and of course are far more concerned about their appearance.
No, clearly, this is just one example of a man who is doing what is claimed to never occur. He is pretending to be "transgender" in order to access a women's shelter.