This case has also reinforced the concern that sex predators may claim to suffer from gender dysphoria to either gain access to private places or in an effort to receive reduced sentences for their crimes. Women’s prison sentences are, on average, 63 percent shorter than men’s, based upon convictions for the same crimes.
“The concern, of course, is not that all transgendered people are sex predators, but that the bathroom rule doesn’t allow us to keep people like this suspect from being able to prey on women in private places,” said Zach Freeman, Director of Communications for the Family Policy Institute of Washington. “Yes, he got arrested, but the damage to these women has already been done. We really need to focus on stopping this assault on women going forward.”
This new case comes just a week after it was revealed that one of the more vocal proponents of the open-locker rooms rule living in Seattle is previously a registered sex-offender in Nebraska — a felon, convicted of sex crimes against a woman, before moving to Washington, changing his name, and presenting as a woman.
The Just Want Privacy campaign has been launched to repeal the dangerous open-locker rooms rule. Check out their website for more information on how you can join the effort to keep women and children safe.