It wasn’t too long ago when BC NDP MLA Kelli Paddon was scream loud and proud across the internet “Transwomen are women” fast forward to today and it appears to have been scrubbed from her social media.
The Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity and BC NDP MLA for Chilliwack-Kent Paddon spouted the biology denialism and anti-women’s right outburst following a report of a biological man being denied access to a woman-only gym.
The man complained to ChekNews that he was “extremely devastated” he was denied access to the women’s gym.
Shortly after the article was shared online Paddon took to twitter on January 20, 2023 to quote retweet the article “Trans people deserve to feel safe, welcome & affirmed for who they are.” Paddon state before declaring “Trans women are women – period”
Paddon faced a large amount of public backlash from supporters of womens rights and womens rights advocate groups reported by BC Rise. A short few weeks later it was reported a man that self identifies as a women was in the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre peaking into a stall to spy on a little girl changing.
The owner of the gym stated that the biological male Klyne-Simpson self-identifying as a woman is welcome to work out at the co-ed gym at any time, but the women’s gym is a safe area for women and young girls, which is the women’s club’s primary focus.
The woman-only gym has a main focus on providing a safe space for women and young girls and believes their safety is more important than a mans feeling of not wanting using the co-ed gym.
“So now you pick the comfort of the male who identifies as a woman…and then anybody can go in there saying, ‘OK, I identify as a woman, and I want to be able to go in there.’ And so, do we pick the comfort of the transgender person, and they may not be as comfortable with the co-ed gym but at least that’s an alternative, or do we pick the comfort of the young girls that are working out there that might not feel comfortable?”
“We already have transgender people here, and all sorts of people, we’re not discriminatory at all,” Nagra said. “We’ve got staff that’s minorities, so, we’re not saying there’s no solutions, we’re looking for a solution and we’re not discriminatory people.”
While the gym provided opens for Klyne-Simpson to continue working out that wasn’t good enough for him as he reached out to ChekNews to complain about not being allowed to use the woman-only gym
Earlier this year sexual predator cases were reported of men who self-identify as women preying on vulnerable girls in the girls change room, there has also been a surge of demands from women’s rights groups and others for the government to take women seriously and protect women’s spaces from men.
It’s unknow when Paddon decided to delete her “transwomen are women” tweet and why. However yesterday Paddon was on social media toting alphabet cult month propaganda.