A precedent setting complained has been lodged with the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Tran-sexual Billi Betti Bueller has lodge a complaint alleging systematic gender discrimination by the electricity and electronics industry. Mx Bueller said:
“The standard description of electricity connectors as either ‘male’ or ‘female’ represents a heteronormative patrimony. As a transsexual, I should not be forced by industry to choose between a binary connector that does not represent me.
“It is also utterly sexist that the so called female recovers are trapped at the home whereas the male connectors can come and go as they please.”
As spokesperson for the Human Rights Commission indicated that the Commission is reviewing the complaint and will be seeking discussions with the electronics industry.