Jessica Yaniv, a self-described “trans/LGBT activist” from Vancouver, Canada has made a name for herself. There are actually many claims to fame to pick from in examining this person. Yaniv promoted a topless pool party for teenagers where she discouraged parents and guardians to attend. She sent young girls repulsive and fetishistic material. Yaniv also crammed herself, pre-social and physical transition, in women’s restrooms. Once in them, she photographed herself with young girls in the background. On top of that, she also has a habit of calling salon artists to Canadian human rights tribunals in an attempt to shut down their salons. All because they refuse to wax her testicles. As a result, the internet and the media went ablaze with panic, and rightfully so. But, there was one type of panic that is absolutely not warranted in this situation. Trans panic.
Earlier this week, pre-surgery trans woman Jessica Yaniv was the cause of a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal hearing. A home-based beauty salon in Vancouver turned her away from a Brazilian wax. Yaniv says that allowing this could set a “dangerous precedent”, allowing discrimination against trans people. However, the proprietor of the salon, Marcia Da Silva, says that she has “no problem with LGBT”. Silva instead explains that she not only was uneasy about performing a Brazilian wax on someone with male genitalia but that she also had not trained for it. This issue is not the first instance of alleged transphobia Yaniv has complained about; it will doubtfully be the last. But this calling of a tribunal will focus on one core question relating to this case: should a business be able to deny services on the basis of gender identity?
There is an old saying we all grew used to hearing, “Money won’t buy you happiness” – this saying may be a perfect fit for the current turmoil Jennifer Robertson is going through. Jennifer, also known as the QuadrigaCX widow, has roughly 7.5 million Canadian dollars in real estate property. Yes, you heard that right. Her company and personal life took an unexpected turn for the worst in the last few months due to her husband’s death in India, which left the company unable to access its crypto funds. However, recently emerged documents from the Canadian government show us that she has inherited quite a few properties from her dead husband to keep her life going at least for a few years.
With the unexpected death of Gerald Cotten, CEO and founder of Quadriga Fintech Solutions Corp., his widow Jennifer Robertson has found herself in the middle of a complicated legal battle. She is facing off in defense of her husband’s legacy against former Quadriga CX investors and customers. Robertson never thought this was going to be a simple process. She has admitted that she has little to no experience dealing with Bitcoin, let alone running a company. But what came as a surprise for her was the amount of blowback she is receiving.
Cryptocurrency often breeds a great deal of uncertainty. After all, many places still view it as the new kid on the block(chain). Clearly, respect for cryptocurrencies has increased. After all, some governments and companies are going through great lengths to attempt to control it and profit from it. There is still a lot of bias against using these paperless currencies; some still look down at cryptocurrencies with suspicion and distrust. This is especially due to the fact that cryptocurrencies are decentralized and often anonymous. Nevertheless, the adoption and value of those currencies have skyrocketed. But soon, Canadian company Quadriga CX may not find much of either.