Lauren Chen aka Roaming Millenial. Do Men have periods? Do women have testicles? Complete with thumbnail of our favorite felon.
I've just been reading a couple of newspapers/media articles, local to Langley, and my first thought was I wonder how momma is coping knowing that everyone around her will now be aware (if for some reason they weren't beforehand) of her son's behaviour.The Langley RCMP says Jessica Yaniv, 32, is facing two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon after brandishing a taser in a video feud with another YouTube user.globalnews.ca
A B.C. woman who made headlines for a failed human rights complaint alleging she was discriminated against by aestheticians who wouldn’t wax her male genitalia is facing criminal charges.
The Langley RCMP says Jessica Yaniv, 32, is facing two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon after brandishing a taser in a video feud with another YouTube user.
Police said that on Aug. 5 they received multiple reports of a Langley woman who had brandished the weapon during a live stream.
READ MORE: Transgender woman denied waxing of male genitals wasn’t discriminated against: Tribunal
“During the streaming, the weapon was not deployed TOWARD anyone,” said police in a media release.
In the hour-long video, Yaniv, who is transgender, is engaged in a debate with right-wing YouTuber and political commentator Blaire White, who is also transgender, centred around Yaniv’s human rights complaint.
At one point when the debate becomes heated, Yaniv goes off-screen momentarily before responding to White.
2:06Human Rights tribunal on transgender waxing complaint
Human Rights tribunal on transgender waxing complaint
“I don’t need to be scared in my own house, that I’m going to get (expletive) attacked,” says Yaniv, before raising a taser and activating it on screen.
After viewing the video, RCMP attended Yaniv’s house and arrested her. A search of the property the following day found two conducted electrical weapons, said RCMP.
In October, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal issued a scathing ruling against Yaniv, finding her multiple complaints of discrimination against aestheticians, most of whom were women of visible minorities, were made in bad faith.
Yaniv had alleged that the aestheticians had denied her intimate waxing services because she was transgender.
READ MORE: B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to take up to 3 months to decide transgender waxing case
The tribunal found Yaniv had repeatedly been deceptive and had sought to target small businesses for financial gain “or to punish certain ethnic groups which she perceives as hostile to the rights of LGBTQ+ people.”
It further found that the workers could not be compelled to perform intimate services on male genitalia and that refusing to do so did not amount to discrimination.
She was ordered to pay $2,000 each to three of the respondents in the case.
Global News has requested comment from Yaniv.
Yaniv is due back in court on Jan. 13, 2020 to face the weapons charges.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated to reflect that both Yaniv and White are transgender people
Each story contains a prominent link to the article written at the time of the HRT decision, with the reasons for the decision laid out in detail.Interesting that neither of the above two stories explained why Yaniv had to pay $2k each: because the judge said he was bringing a frivolous suit due to racism. You'd think people would want to know about that.
cross-posting this from the main thread
WGKitty interview on The Meow Mix:
Yaniv’s Neighbour, Nemesis, and the Inspiration for the Meow Mix Name WGKitty – a nameless, faceless resident of the same strata as JY has been that ever-present thorn in Yaniv’s …jymeowmix.wordpress.com
I'm still here! I've been using another account to follow another thread. This one has uhh maybe too much personal info about me tied to it, like my home address.I wish Kitty would come home to the farms.
Oh wait, Kitty's back! yay! I was gettin honestly worried when the account hadn't logged in since Hallow'een, but it looks like it was logged in yesterday.
I'm still here! I've been using another account to follow another thread. This one has uhh maybe too much personal info about me tied to it, like my home address.
I think its so hilarious that every newspaper calls Jonathan a „transgender activist“ just because Jonathan gave this title to himself.
I think its so hilarious that every newspaper calls Jonathan a „transgender activist“ just because Jonathan gave this title to himself. I mean, just because someone calls himself an activist doesnt make you one. And Jonathan didnt even did anything good for the transgender community.
So im just gonna claim to be a Doctor. And when im famous every newspaper will call me Doctor Jahfari xD
The irony of Ogre talking about Yaniv attempting to force his way in when he defunded a rape crisis center for not allowing troons. And the reporter couldn't be bothered to ask him about it.The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal recently ruled against Jessica Yaniv who brought 15 discrimination complaints after she was refused wax services at more than ...www.youtube.com
Saw this on my recommended articles feed in my mobile browser, you fuckers are bleeding into my normie shit now.Already infamous in many far-right chatrooms, her behaviour is a distortion of the legitimate struggles trans Canadians face on a daily basiswww.theglobeandmail.com
Ignoring Jessica Yaniv allows her to distort the struggle for trans equity
Current Affairs Columnist
It should have been obvious from the moment Jessica Yaniv’s file landed on the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal docket that her discrimination complaints were motivated by something other than genuine hardship. Ms. Yaniv, a trans woman with male genitalia, charged that a handful of aestheticians had discriminated against her when they denied her waxing services, saying they did not wax male genitalia. Ms. Yaniv found these responses unacceptable and took her case to the Human Rights Tribunal.
The nature of Ms. Yaniv’s motivations should have been clear from that point, since no person on Earth – regardless of gender identity – would actually want someone with zero training or experience to apply hot wax to, and rip hair from, their scrotum. Most people feel uncomfortable with a novice dental hygienist.
But the tribunal weighed the evidence of Ms. Yaniv’s complaints anyhow and concluded back in October that they were improperly motivated. “Ms. Yaniv’s overriding purpose,” according to the decision, “was to manufacture the conditions for human-rights complaints … in order to secure a financial settlement and punish individuals involved.” The tribunal also found Ms. Yaniv specifically targeted racialized and immigrant women.
Ms. Yaniv’s other online behaviours, which have included brandishing a taser on YouTube and complaining about a refusal to be seen by gynecologists, have shown her to be somewhat of a provocateur – the type who, according to convention and common sense, it’s best to just ignore. Indeed, the worst thing you can do when someone thrives off of attention is to provide it, which is why I’m slightly troubled to be writing the words “Jessica Yaniv,” just as I’m sure you, patient reader, are slightly irritated to be seeing it.
But to ignore Ms. Yaniv is to overlook the fact that her actions affect real lives – not simply the women she has targeted, but also the trans people her actions inadvertently malign when she behaves litigiously and irrationally. Ms. Yaniv is already infamous in many far-right chat rooms and socially conservative publications, where she has become a caricature of what it means to be a trans person in Canada: a useful scapegoat, in other words, to dismiss legitimate efforts for equitable treatment for the trans community. To ignore her is to risk allowing that narrative to fester unchallenged.
The situation is particularly complicated now that one of Ms. Yaniv’s formal complaints appears to be more credible. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) recently announced it has been retained to defend another salon against which Ms. Yaniv filed a human-rights complaint, based on the salon’s refusal to provide a leg wax. (Ms. Yaniv acknowledges she asked the salon about its Brazilian waxes as well). The JCCF cites “religious, cultural and safety reasons" for the salon’s denial of service noting that “leg waxing takes place in private with the customer in their underwear or nude from the waist down.”
The issue of leg waxes did come up in the October decision from the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, which found there is “no material difference” in waxing the legs of a cisgender woman and a transgender woman, while still dismissing Ms. Yaniv’s complaints on the basis of bad faith. The gist of that determination was nevertheless correct, and the salon’s claim that a client must be in her underwear or nude from the waist down for a leg wax is a rather spurious assertion. Yet, the religious defence on the part of salon workers, however, is not.
If the JCCF proceeds with that defence, the situation would boil down to a conflict between competing rights. Canada has grappled with that tension plenty of times before, including in 2012, when a woman brought a complaint to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal when she was denied a men’s-style haircut from Muslim barbers, who cited religious prohibition. That case was eventually resolved out of court, which is probably the ideal resolution for most of these conflicts, lest we think it would be to anyone’s benefit to task the courts with establishing a hierarchy of rights.
What’s more, in situations of truly abhorrent discriminatory behaviour, a single public Facebook post is typically just as, if not more effective than a judicial ruling, but without the expense and baggage that come with formal tribunal proceedings. Indeed, that’s how, appropriately, many of the conflicts that we don’t hear about in the news – or on far-right chat rooms or social-conservative blogs – are settled. Ms. Yaniv’s behaviour is a distortion of the legitimate struggles trans Canadians face on a daily basis. It’s worth acknowledging that fact, before we resolve to look away.