By Jonathon Van Maren
The transgender movement has undermined many hard-won women’s rights over the past decade, but the most shameful aspect of the entire war over sex-segregated spaces is the refusal of trans activists to recognize the discomfort, distress, and even trauma that victims of sexual assault can experience when forced to share spaces with biological males.
The latest example, reported by The Daily Wire, is particularly egregious — a British hospital cancelled a woman’s life-saving complex colorectal surgery scheduled for October 10 after she requested all-female facilities but was confronted, at her pre-op assessment, with “a person she believed to be a biological male who identifies as female in a blonde wig and makeup.”
The woman is a sexual assault survivor and the assessment involved intimate procedures. The hospital responded to her complaint by cancelling the surgery. From The Daily Wire:
London’s Princess Grace Hospital told the anonymous woman it had to ‘protect staff from unacceptable distress’ and canceled her operation, according to The Daily Mail…The incident is currently being investigated by HCA, Princess Grace Hospital’s parent company. This prompted the woman, a feminist retired lawyer, to make an urgent request for an all-female nursing staff.
‘I began to wonder if it was just a coincidence that this member of staff with a ‘gender identity’ had made their presence felt to me in such an inappropriate way during my first visit,’ the woman told The Daily Mail. ‘I began to suspect that I had been targeted because my patient records showed that I refused to use pronouns and wanted single sex facilities, although I have no evidence of this,’ she said.