Activists Try to Erase Wikipedia Page Showing Trans Harassment of Waxing Studios
Jonathan Yaniv identifies as a woman and goes by the name Jessica. He made a name for himself by extorting money from waxing studios which refuse to service male anatomy. The transgender "woman" claimed that the studios violated his rights by refusing him service. He threatened them with lawsuits and they gave him money. He now has a case pending at the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. But transgender activists are trying to delete the Wikipedia page about this case.
The Wikipedia page about the "Jessica Yaniv waxing case" is "being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia's deletion policy."
Why would the page get deleted? According to some editors, "The topic of this article may not meet Wikipedia's notability guideline for events."
James Shupe, who earned notoriety by becoming the first legally nonbinary person in the U.S. but who later rejected the transgender movement, noted one specific reason the article would fail to meet the guidelines: "The overwhelming majority of coverage comes from opinion pieces, many of which acknowledge that the mainstream press hasn't really picked up this story."
According to the notability guidelines, "The general rule is to cover the event, not the person. However, if media coverage of both the event and the individual's role grow larger, separate articles may become justified."
Shupe pointed to the transgender athlete Cece Telfer as an example. Tefler reportedly has his own page because Donald Trump Jr. quoted an article referring to this man who identifies as a woman as a "biological male" whose competition in women's sports is a "grave injustice" against "young women."
Wikipedia is open source, so any user can become an editor. Some activists acting as Wikipedia editors are trying to erase the page about Yaniv's waxing activism because it is extremely inconvenient for the transgender movement.
Shupe pointed specifically to one user, "Nblund:" "I don't think anyone can scroll that editor's list of edits and not see a pattern of intervening in all things transgender."
On August 5 and 6, Nblund suggested no fewer than 12 edits to the Yaniv waxing page, including deleting it and merging it into another page. This user also attacked feminist journalist Meghan Murphy, who got banned from Twitter after noting Yaniv's waxing exploits.
Naturally, the real reason why activists like Nblund want the page erased has nothing to do with notability. Last month, Yaniv testified before the human rights tribunal, and the tribunal is expected to rule on his case in the coming months.
No, activists want this Wikipedia page erased because the story of Jessica Yaniv is extremely inconvenient to the transgender movement.
Even though the Wikipedia page uses female pronouns to refer to Yaniv, it still points out the facts of the case: that Yaniv contacted waxing salons to request Brazilian waxes; that the studios refused him when "it became clear that she was transgender" and still had male genitals; and that "several of the estheticians said that they lacked the training required to wax male genitals, or that they were not comfortable doing so for religious or personal reasons." One of the women shut down her business after Yaniv's complaint.
The case is horrifying. As Reason's Robby Soave put it, "No Woman Should Be Forced to Give a Troll a Brazilian Bikini Wax." He quoted a transgender YouTube star, Blaire White, who called Yaniv "the walking, talking, breathing embodiment of what people fear when it comes to trans people."
White is entirely correct, and unfortunately for transgender activism, there is no way to prevent provocateurs like Yaniv from taking advantage of legal protections for transgender people. Meghan Murphy, a feminist journalist whom Yaniv bragged about getting banned from Twitter, said it best.
"I agree that it has nothing to do with transgenderism. That’s not the point," Murphy told PJ Media last month. "Men are perpetrators of violence against women and girls for the most part — not all men, of course, but some. There are very good reasons why men are not allowed access to places where women and girls are vulnerable, shelters for women victims of rape, homeless shelters, prisons."
"It doesn’t matter if that man identifies as transgender or not, there is still the potential for something bad to happen," Murphy explained.
"It's not possible to change from man into a woman. This whole idea is based on a lie and a delusion. Nobody can prove that there is a difference between a trans woman and a man. What's changed? You've declared that something is different," she said. "If any man can identify as a woman, what's stopping any man from abusing a woman in a woman's space?"
Indeed, women have filed sexual harassment complaints against Yaniv. In messages, screen capped and posted in video form at The Post Millennial, Yaniv asked a teenage girl personal questions about using tampons and fantasized about her chest moving up and down. He seemingly has a long history of sending private messages focused on tampons and teenage girls.
Yaniv also appeared at a Township of Langley Council meeting, requesting an "All-Bodies Swim" event at civic pools 'for people aged 12+ where these events will be restricted to LGBTQ2S and all individuals will be permitted to be topless (at their leisure), in compliance with the laws of Canada and where parents and caretakers will be prohibited from attending these events as it's considered safe and inclusive." It doesn't take much to interpret this as an opportunity for him to ogle young girls.
After all, he shared a photo of himself in a tweet claiming to be "one proud lesbian." Lesbian feminists like Julia Beck would beg to disagree. In fact, feminists have slammed transgender activism as a form of "rape culture" because if a "transgender woman" like Yaniv wants to have intercourse with a lesbian, the lesbian cannot refuse on the grounds that Yaniv has male anatomy — that would be "transphobia."
Yaniv's story is far from over. Just this week, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) searched his home after he bragged about illegally owning stun guns, pepper spray, and bear spray, The Post Millennial reported.
It appears that this provocateur has used transgender identity for money and girls, confirming the fears of feminists like Meghan Murphy. He has grown angry about being called out on it.
No wonder transgender activists want to downplay this story.
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