Trans activist Jessica Yaniv filed genital wax complaints as means of ‘extortion,’ rights tribunal rules
|National Post 22 Oct 2019 at 17:52|
The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has thoroughly dismissed the case of transgender woman Jessica Yaniv, ruling her persistent complaints that female salon workers refused to wax her scrotum were part of a campaign to both enrich herself and punish South Asian people, whom she views as hostile to the rights of transgender people.
In effect, the tribunal found the respondents did not offer scrotum waxing to anyone, so they did not deny Yaniv a service in the first place. It also preferred the respondents’ evidence wherever it conflicted with Yaniv’s, which was “disingenuous and self-serving.”
Yaniv “targeted small businesses, manufactured the conditions for a human rights complaint, and then leveraged that complaint to pursue a financial settlement from parties who were unsophisticated and unlikely to mount a proper defence,” reads the new ruling.