A trans woman has started posting pictures of herself in men’s bathrooms – to highlight a law that bans her from using the women’s.
23-year-old Canadian woman Brae Carnes took to social media to protest, after a bill that would have protected the rights of trans women was altered to exclude “sex-specific” facilities like bathrooms.
Conservative Senator Donald Plett amended bill C-279, claiming it “allows for paedophiles to take advantage of legislation that we have in place”.
Ms Carnes has not taken the move lying down, however, and has posted a number of pictures next to urinals, calling out the politician.
She explained: “I’m giving them what they want.
“I’m actively showing them what it would look like if that became law and how completely ridiculous it is. It’s just not right.
“As a trans woman I’m not even safe from discrimination at the pub. What’s going to happen if I’m forced into a men’s change-room?”
She said of Plett’s claims: “I think [his amendment] is actually giving predators a chance and an opportunity.
“People think, ‘Why’s this girl in the washroom? She must be looking for a guy’.”