“Female-only” app Giggle uses AI to screen out men of all sorts from its platform, trans-identified or otherwise. Somehow, probably due to hormone therapy, a biological man who calls himself Roxanne Tickle (so you know he’s a serious person) slipped through the dragnet, was found out, and removed.
As all silly cultural conflicts in the litigious West seemingly tend to do, the issue has been dropped on the doorsteps of the legal system to sort through.
Via the Guardian:
An Australian transgender woman who says she was barred from using the female-only platform Giggle for Girls has sued the social media site for alleged discrimination.
In a federal court lawsuit filed on 22 December, Roxanne Tickle claims she was unlawfully barred from using Giggle in September 2021 after the firm and its CEO, Sally “Sall” Grover, said she was a man.
The activist is seeking damages, a written apology and complete access to the platform. Read more…