What, are you going to check genitals in the bathroom?

  1. No, don’t be ridiculous, the last thing I want to see is a stranger’s penis. That is why we are trying to keep them out, TYVM. 
  2. In almost all cases women can recognise sex on sight (photos slightly worse, about 75%, gait and frame size are tells).
  3. The point is that women need to retain the right to challenge, not how it would be enforced. 

Considering how often trans activists accuse Gender Critical people of being “genitally obsessed”, they really do talk about them a lot, don’t they? So anyway, here goes on debunking this one.

A man is a man, whether or not he still has a penis. So checking genitals is not necessary. 

Unsurprisingly, given that we procreate by having sex with someone of the opposite sex, we are good at spotting potential mates (as are pretty much all animals). In-person, very few trans people pass. In any case, the issue isn’t simply how can we enforce a single-sex rule – it is the principle of the rule that we are discussing.

Women have traditionally been able to challenge the presence of men in their spaces – either directly or by going to reception, staff, or males they know and trust – in order to remove them. This is even clearer in the case of prisons and refuges. Casting such challenges as transphobic, as in the WiSpa incident, presents a huge safeguarding risk. This is because men are far more likely to be sex offenders against women and children, so placing them in a category of men that cannot be challenged will attract offenders.

If your interlocutor is unable to see this, they are either stupid, lying, or need an urgent hard drive check. Possibly all three. 

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