Transgender Canadian and semi-professional complainer Jessica Yaniv, who is a biological male, tweeted Monday that he was “shocked” to be turned away from a gynecologist.
“So a gynaecologist office that I got referred to literally told me today that ‘we don’t serve transgender patients,’” Yaniv tweeted. “And me, being me, I’m shocked.. and confused… and hurt. Are they allowed to do that, legally? Isn’t that against the college practices?”
Yaniv gained notoriety this past year for filing a complaint with the British Colombia Human Rights Tribunal against a group of home-based estheticians who refused to wax the complainant’s male genitalia. “The people that discriminated against me are forcing their beliefs on society,” Yaniv said while representing himself before the tribunal, according to The Post Millennial.
The tribunal ultimately decided in favor of the estheticians, noting they were not trained to wax male genitals and did not consent to do so. The decision said Yaniv filed complaints for “improper purposes,” was motivated by racial animus, employed deception, and sought to punish the estheticians for their “bigotry.” He was ordered to pay each of the three estheticians $2,000 each.
Yaniv Tweeted Misinformation
Nevertheless, he persisted. Yaniv is apparently on a mission to catch the “bigots,” while being utterly surprised to find that a gynecology practice is so bigoted it would not take on a biological male as a patient.
Yaniv followed up his tweet, writing, “Gynaecologists form a part of the multidisciplinary team who engage with transgender and non‐binary patients, either as part of the transition stage performing surgery or managing pre‐ or post‐transition gynaecological problems.”
On Tuesday, he continued the thread:
- The @cpsbc_ca [College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia] has confirmed to me that the refusal I’ve received is discrimination under the BC Human Rights Code and against their code of Ethics.
- So @cpsbc_ca I’ll file a complaint with you today about that clinic. Trans people need to be included, not excluded from society. Pre and post gender affirming surgery care is super important!
The CPSBC told me via email that Yaniv’s statement claiming the college “has confirmed” the incident constituted discrimination is “not correct,” saying, “College staff never offer opinions on specific situations discussed over the phone with patients.” Staff instead guide them to “practice standards” so they can “make their own decision about whether or not to file a complaint against a physician.”
The spokesperson said the caller was directed to this practice standard regarding access to medical care. It addresses discrimination but does not reference transgenderism or gender identity at all. “Directing this caller to a standard in no way was a validation of her allegations of discrimination,” the representative wrote.
According to the practice standard, “While limiting a practice based on legitimate reasons is acceptable, decisions to accept or refuse new patients must be made in good faith. The College expects physicians who choose to limit their scope of practice to clearly advertise and communicate this to all patients seeking treatment. A defined scope of practice must not be used as a means of unreasonably refusing patients with complex health needs.” It also says doctors “are not obliged to provide treatments or procedures to patients which are medically unnecessary or deemed inappropriate based on scientific evidence and their own clinical expertise.”
Center-right transgender YouTuber Blaire White tweeted in reply to Yaniv’s thread: “You don’t go to a gynaecologist if you don’t have a vagina. You don’t go to a repair shop if you don’t have a car. Stop trying to f-cking bully people into touching your privates.”
Trans Rights Are Inherently Coercive
Turning someone away from day-to-day services simply due to the way they self-identify should be repugnant to any decent human being. Asking someone who specializes in the female reproductive system to provide care for a biological male, care definitively outside the purview of their practice, however, is an assault on reality: Males and females are distinct from one another and cannot be blended, avoided, or transversed.
More importantly, this assault on reality is an assault on basic humanity and (if you’re American) on constitutional rights. The effort to reform society, to “burn the binary” and halt “oppressive cisgender norms,” not only disrespects your rights as a human or citizen, the “equality” demanded expressly violates those rights.
People sympathetic to the struggles of LGBT people might liken “trans equality” with same-sex marriage (“marriage equality”), wondering why people are raising such a racket over a few pronouns or the occasional bathroom visit. Isn’t this a “freedom to be yourself” sort of issue?
But trans rights and same-sex marriage aren’t the same. One is an entitlement created for two consenting adults; the marriage itself violates no one’s rights. On the other hand, a “right” like the one Yaniv asserted — that estheticians should be required to wax his male genitals — is nothing more and nothing less than the right to violate someone else’s right (in this case, the right not to be conscripted into service against their will).
Honest advocates for gender equality admit their rights begin where yours end. Consider what the Ontario Human Rights Commission says about “misgendering,” which is considered a form of discrimination in Ontario. “Our lawmakers and courts recognize the right to freedom of expression, and at the same time, that no right is absolute. Expression may be limited where, for example, it is hate speech under criminal law.”
“Trans rights” are fundamentally coercive. You must refer to me by my preferred pronouns. You must accept my presence in your locker room. You must accept my participation in women’s sports. You must bake me a celebratory cake. You must wax my genitals.
Now look again at the accusation Yaniv leveled against the estheticians, repeated ad nauseum on the left with regard to virtually all social issues: “The people that discriminated against me are forcing their beliefs on society.” Notice how refusal to participate in an event or perform a service as dictated by one’s conscience or other rational concerns is framed as forcing a belief on society. That’s because the only way you can justify forced labor (i.e., slavery) is to insist your slaves were the ones oppressing you. But if you refuse to accept the lie, the truth comes into focus.
Yaniv’s Ideology Is Tyranny
Trans rights were never about equality. Equality means equal rights, not additional rights above and beyond what is common to all — for those new rights violate foundational ones. And if the foundational rights of some (such as freedom of expression) can be trampled simply because of their beliefs (such as in heterosexual marriage), then those foundational rights are not equally protected for all citizens.
Yaniv is a vindictive, bigoted, deceptive tyrant. But he is, arguably, the personification of an entire ideology. Like Yaniv, the far- (and increasingly center-) left says they are dismantling oppression, keeping people from “forcing their beliefs on society.” But the things they demand are unequivocally tyrannical.
Which is more despotic, me politely declining to create a custom cake for you, or you demanding I do it? My business setting the rules for my own bathrooms or you demanding I let men into women’s spaces? Me politely declining to use preferred pronouns, or you demanding I do so under penalty of losing my job, getting fined, or being thrown in jail? My withdrawal from medical work associated with killing children, or you forcing me to participate in an act that’s already fundamentally the worst form of oppression?
The answers should be obvious, but Western society especially has drifted so far from truth, people are actually debating these answers. Like Yaniv, the far-left has drifted so far out of reality, they think gynecologists should have to treat male patients. Citizens of liberal democracies should take note: Yaniv is the future, personified, if we continue down this path. The further a society moves from the truth, the closer it moves to tyranny.