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Study: Unisex Changing Rooms Are Magnets for Sexual Assault

New data obtained through a Freedom of Information request by a UK newspaper has found that 90 percent of complaints regarding changing room sexual assaults, voyeurism and harassment at public swimming pools occurred in unisex facilities.

Even though transgender activists insist that allowing persons to use private facilities that correspond to their perceived gender does not pose any safety threats, new data obtained by London’s Sunday Times suggests that gender neutral changing rooms in the UK are indeed more dangerous than single-sex facilities.

The report found that of 134 complaints that occurred in 2017 and 2018, 120 of the incidents occurred in gender-neutral changing rooms and only 14 in single-sex changing areas.

These numbers are even more alarming because, while unisex facilities account for less than half of the changing areas across the UK, these numbers are rising steadily in the rush to accommodate transgendered persons.

“These figures show that women and girls are more vulnerable in mixed changing rooms and there is a danger these places are becoming a magnet for sexual offenders,” says David Davies, MP for Monmouth.

“It simply doesn’t make sense to enable men to have greater access to women’s spaces. The reforms to gender recognition will grant that access.”

The Daily Mail is reporting on one of the more egregious cases concerning Darren Johnson, the founder of a children’s soft play area firm called Eddie Katz. The 51-year-old was caught “stalking” two 14-year-old girls at a swimming pool before entering the cubicle next to theirs and filming them by sliding his cell phone under the partition between them. When Johnson was arrested, police found hundreds of explicit photos of women that were taken from “peepholes” at public toilets at one of his company’s sites. These photos included mothers, children and even female employees at the company’s private changing rooms.

Regardless of how many trans activists insist that these problems are not occurring, the numbers prove otherwise.

Nicola Williams, the spokeswoman for the UK’s Fair Play for Women, sums it up quite succinctly: “Spaces where women are undressed should be single-sex as a matter of course. This is obvious, elementary safeguarding.”

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