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A Canadian small business owner was forced to close her home-based beauty salon after refusing to provide a Brazilian wax for a transgender woman's male genitalia.

Marcia Da Silva received a response about the opening of her new salon from Jessica Yaniv, a transgender activist, after previously only have provided services to family and friends. They initially agreed to an appointment via text message and Yaniv claimed that Da Silva canceled the session after she sent her a photo and identified as a transgender woman.

Yaniv filed over a dozen complaints with a British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, claiming she was discriminated against. "You cannot choose who your clientele is going to be,” Yaniv said while speaking in front of the Tribunal. The LGBT activist has demanded monetary compensation and condemned Da Silva's decision not to wax her genitalia as neo-Nazism.

"This is about businesses and individuals using their religion and culture to refuse service to protected groups because -they- don’t agree with it," Yaniv said in a tweet.

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Da Silva said her refusal to wax Yaniv's genitalia was because of safety concerns raised by her husband, alleged harassment on Yaniv’s part, and discomfort carrying out a Brazilian wax on male genitalia.

Jay Cameron, a lawyer with the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, is representing Da Silva at the Tribunal.

“Some of my clients have been very significantly affected on a personal level. [Another client also] closed her business, she has been depressed, anxious, sleepless, and that has gone on for a period of many many months,” said Cameron.

“It is a very serious thing to launch a human rights complaint against a person. My clients are people. They have a right to make a living and this has interfered with their livelihood, but also you have the stigma of being associated with this hanging over you.”

Yaniv has said on Twitter that she will "never give up fighting for human rights equality". 

Not sure where I stand on this one, what should trans people who have not undergone the transition with regards to their genitals do if they are discriminated against in this way? Should we allow people to discriminate when it comes to who they choose to serve? these are tough questions that situations like this bring into focus
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Last edited by CGI-Quality - on 30 July 2019

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Last edited by think-man - on 29 July 2019

Seems an open-and-shut case: that's a ball sack, not a vagina.

morenoingrato said:
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Whoa, what seems to be the problem?

morenoingrato said:
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look I don't want any trouble, I just saw this in the news and thought it was interesting

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The problem is that too many of these people who preach tolerance don't want true tolerance. They want it their way or the highway. They don't even want full on acceptance over true tolerance like before, they want to be cheered for the life decisions they make. And if you don't, or question them in any way, they'll try to make your life a living hell.

I’m not really seeing the intolerance or human right violation here. If somebody has an issue performing service to the opposite genders genitals, they should be allowed to not perform that service. It doesn’t matter if they identify as female, a dick is still a dick. If the lady waxed other males and not this trans lady then there would be an issue, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here.

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@gergroy - completely agree with u on this one. It is quite common to have female only salons and it is entirely logical to me that someone who is used to females may balk at a person with male parts.

It seems to me that the transgender activist seems to have possibly baited the salon owner and wants money for compensation. Called her a "neo-naz" -i mean really?

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