By Jonathon Van Maren
Bizarre stories seem to come and go so swiftly these days that it is easy for the transgender movement to memory-hole the more egregious instances of their malfeasance, but I suspect many of you remember the 2021 Wi Spa incident, in which a man claiming to be a woman was confronted after exposing himself in a spa in Koreatown in Los Angeles. In June of 2021, several videos of a furious Hispanic woman confronting spa employees went viral. A man had entered the female side of the spa, and she wanted to know why it was okay for him to “show his penis around other women, young little girls, underage—your spa condones that? Is that what you’re saying?”
The employee confirmed that under California law, that was the case. When an employee (and one woke male customer) attempted to educate her, the woman lost her temper: “I see a dick! It lets me know he’s a man! He is a man! He’s not no female. He is not a female…So Wi Spa is in agreement with men who just say they are a woman can go into the women’s section with their penis? Is that what you’re saying?” She turned scornfully to the woke customer. “It must be hard not to be a real man.” In response, trans activists and their media allies proclaimed the “transgender woman” a victim and stated that the woman who protested needed to be educated.
It was then discovered, barely two months later, that Darren Agee Merager (the “woman” in question) was a tier-one registered sex offender with a long rap sheet, having been convicted in 2008 for failing to register as a sex offender, of indecent exposure in 2002 and 2003, and was facing six felony counts of indecent exposure from 2018 after being accused of exposing himself to women and children in the changing area of a pool in West Hollywood Park. There was no apology forthcoming from the media, who had damned his critics as bigots and insisted that this sort of thing simply could not happen. With a few notable exceptions (such as the New York Post), the media hastily moved on (this after the Los Angeles Times had beclowned itself thoroughly by referring to Merager’s member as “male-appearing genitalia” clearly in order to endorse his femininity.)