DANGEROUS: Next week voters in Anchorage, Alaska will weigh in on Proposition 1.
If passed, the legislation would permit the municipality, employers, public accommodation, “and other persons” to set sex-specific standards for entry to locker rooms, showers, changing rooms, spas, and restrooms.
The vote is taking place by mail and ballots must be postmarked by April 3. Anchorage is home to over 40 percent of Alaska’s total population.
Proposition 1 defines sex as an immutable characteristic determined by “anatomy and genetics at the time of birth,” but also allows birth certificates as evidence of a person’s sex. The birth certificate exception allows transsexuals, who have had genital reconfiguration surgery, to use opposite sex facilities if they have had their sex changed on their birth certificate, which is legal in 47 states.
In contrast, the new rights push for transgender activists mostly has been about allowing men who keep their genitals access to women’s restrooms and showers. This has raised concern about the heterosexual contingent of transgenders called “autogynephiles.” Autogynephilia, coined by psychologist Ray Blanchard, is a chronic, progressive condition induced by the repetition of a masturbation ritual boys begin in their teens involving fantasizing they are women.
Autogynephiles agitate for the right to use women’s restrooms and showers because they are sexually aroused just by entering them, psychologists say.
On the other hand, testosterone hormone therapy makes transgender-identified women look so masculine they can usually use mens’ rooms without being challenged. more here