Up in Canada, a transgender woman (who’s actually a dude) has filed human rights complains against 16 women(actual women) for refusing to wax his…er…nether regions…because he’s a biological man.
The confused guy, who is referred to only as "JY" in court documents, claims he approached 16 different female estheticians in the Vancouver area for intimate waxing services called a “Manzilian” (the guy version of a Brazilian wax), despite knowing these ladies only served other women. When they all declined to wax his man-businesses, he filed official complaints against them with the BC Human Rights Tribunal.
Justice Centre for Constitutional FreedomsPresident John Carpay, who’s representing two of the women against the complaints, said his clients weren’t even denying their services based on a problem with the guy’s gender preference, but rather that waxing male genitalia requires totally different tools and skills than waxing a female.
"The procedure for providing a man with a 'Manzilian' is quite different, using a different kind of wax and a different technique," the lawyer explained.
According to Carpay, “JY” is now demanding about $2,500 from each woman to drop the complaints, totalling about $35,000. Considering that a legal battle could end up costing each woman about $20,000 in attorneys fees, Carpay said he understands how it’d be tempting to just toss the money at the disgruntled guy and go. On top of that, it’s apparently difficult to find a lawyer in Vancouver who’ll represent your basic right not to be forced to wax a man’s cash-n-prizes.
"One of the women represented by the Justice Centre had approached, and had been turned down by 26 different lawyers and law firms. All of which cited lack of expertise in human rights proceedings, or fear of offending the transgender lobby, or both," Carpay said.
Carpay added JY dropped the complaint against one of his clients – a single mother who works from home, no less – shortly after Carpay made it clear his firm intended to fight back against the allegations. However, the BC Human Rights Tribunal is also reportedly refusing to inform the other 14 women that the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has offered to represent them for free, making it more likely that they’ll simply settle to avoid a legal battle.