Sex by deception
BBC at it again.
I caught a BBC short documentary covering young people, with a trans-identity, and the ethics (or lack thereof) in disclosing your SEX when planning to have SEX.
To contextualise the discussion I first looked at the convictions for “sex by deception”. In the U.K they are all, to my knowledge, females who deceived other females into sexual activity. I covered one of those cases in detail. I linked the judicial transcript.
I also included some links to trans-activists who have a different opinion to myself. Alex Sharpe is a trans-identified male who believes the State has no business involving itself in “desire-led” sexual interactions. Sharpe was also involved in a project to examine whether we could cease to officially record “Sex” at all. (TRAs have only modest demands, like demanding we all cease to resognise biological sex because they don’t like their own). You can access this, state funded, project here:
Stephen Whittle is a trans-identified female, who has a Gender Recognition Certificate, making him “legally male”. Whittle’s musings on this issue centre on the contradiction that a “legal man” is considered to have committed fraud when not disclosing natal female status to a sexual partner. In that piece Whittle shows a, somewhat belated, concern for Lesbians, given their repudiation of that label. It is Lesbians who have been the convicted of this offence and we should be concerned about this. I agree with some of Whittle’s observations. The law is a mess in this area, but my misgivings come from very different perspective.
Here is the first blog which looks at legal arguments. The conclusion was lying about your biological sex “vitiates consent”.
I then covered the documentary so you can hear the perspective of trans-identified people.
As you will see there are differing view points. The BBC made no reference to the criminal code. Some of the contributors were manifestly irritated at the idea a sexual partner has the right to know their sex. Some claim they have had the hormones & surgery so are no longer “trans”; they are just “women”.
We are expected to accept people for who they say they are, after all. Check out Kade. Kade is female and has, penis in vagina, sex with a male. Afterwards she realises she “forgot” to tell him she is a man.
She then proceeds to redefine the man as gay!
You can read part two here.