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Offline MH

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Re: Gender Culture
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2017, 10:40:06 am »

If someone was traumatized by a dog attack early in life, and later finds themselves standing in front of a big Rottweiler, the owner's assurance that "relax, he's friendly" actually does very little to reassured the frightened person.  It's not a switch people can just turn on and off.  And someone with anxiety regarding being naked in front of males will not simply feel reassured by "relax, she's trans."

Right, but that is an edge case for a safe space.  And, although it's a practical concern, it doesn't come into the question about rights.

I'm also still curious about the hypothetical Muslim patron. Do her religious sensibilities deserve consideration that other women don't?

People are not obliged to provide women-only spaces, but they can't discriminate (a 2nd time) if they do.