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He is not being passed over for being a woman. He is being passed over for being mentally unstable. Which, in the fucking police force? I support.

The "discrimination" that transwomen feel will never be the same as that that actual women feel. We can't opt out of it. For us, it is based on sex. For them, it is based on... thinking you can change your sex.

So many choice quotes, but just..

He also went out of his way to help to educate his colleagues about trans issues, drawing up a policy document that included guidance on terminology, uniform, name changes, transition plans and what to do if someone came out. It was not used by the Met.

Oh man, the dude really saw this as his ticket to centre of attention, and expected to be stunning and braved way above his paygrade. The met has inclusion policies dumdum, written by actual qualified policy-writers and reviewed by legal advisors. Stay in your lane.

At 37, he came out and said he was going to transition. He stood in front of his Met colleagues and told them that he was changing his name, pronouns, hair and clothes, going on a course of hormone therapy and would ultimately undergo surgery.

Bruh.. lots of police have frilly-knicker fetishes of their own.. they'll see right through you and immediately know you're actually gleefully announcing you're committing to your fetish 24/7.
Know your damn audience.

The stress and anxiety became so great that he believes it was the reason he lost clumps of his hair, gained four stone in weight, developed insomnia, and woke up in the night with stabbing pains in his abdomen so extreme that she wrote a “dying declaration” stating that if he died it was a “direct impact of the actions of the senior officers”.

Sounds like typical male aging to me? Beergut and baldy head. Cope and seethe scrote.

Ashton says he was repeatedly placed in office-based roles, despite requesting to be out in the field

They're desperate for people in the field. If you weren't placed in the field it's because you weren't coping.. No one else to blame.

When he was working as a section sergeant on the emergency response team in northwest London, he was told that his colleagues had been briefed not to answer her radio calls.

WOOP! There it is..
No clarification if these were calls from the desk or field, but I've only heard of this once before and it was when someone was being a very naughty boy and spamming the radio with calls for support because he couldn't handle shit, and freaked out when other officers arrived to find the call was unnecessary and the person he was bothering wasn't actually committing a crime.
To advise people not to respond to a persons calls suggests they're making multiple, unnecessary calls and being a nuisance causing disruptions. It's not normal to advise officers to ignore anyone's calls.. Who wants to bet there was a disciplinary in all this?

But the Met mostly ignored my attempts to put on training sessions, to absorb advice from my policy document, to learn from the mistakes they made with me. It’s such a wasted opportunity. I feel heartbroken,” he said.

Self-Awareness level: 0

Ashton’s career stagnated even further, he said, after he launched a formal complaint regarding discrimination.

Yeah that can happen in all fields and it sucks.. what will certainly make sure that it happens, is if your complaint is a load of nonsense and basically you're mad that people didn't treat you like a special guest once you transed, and don't hang on your every word.
Every woman in a male-dominated field wants to be treated as "one of the guys" (as in "just another colleague") with a fair shot at working well within the team and being supported as a full member of said team. We hate that feeling of inherent judgement some people give us on the basis of our sex.
The fact this guy was expecting people to change their treatment of him says it all.. he gripes that people ignored him and carried on working the first morning he came in after his surgery...
Yes. Welcome to the workplace bud. No one gets special treatment, no one speaks over those above their station, no one assigns themselves ambassador of anything, and everyone expects you to pull together and put in your effort not to let the team down.
Just accept transition didn't give you what you wanted. You were hugboxed and sold a lie of constant worship.. time to snap out of it and either get back to work or get out of the way.

Officers are allowed to represent themselves at a tribunal, although Ashton said he was in “no fit state” to do so and the tribunal application was never brought to the Met.

How convenient. And of course he "amicably resigned" from his next post after 4 months.

To advise people not to respond to a persons calls suggests they're making multiple, unnecessary calls and being a nuisance causing disruptions.

“I need backup here. I was misgendered!”

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please tell me what this man expected? How many women on the force has he seen sidelined, placed in non-public and non-advancement positions? Did he just think those women were not as smart or capable as he was?

He'd likely spent those 15 years as a man on the force being repulsive to women he'd arrested, particularly women arrested for prostitution. He knows how men look at women, talk about women, think about women. Did he think he'd get a pass because he used to be one of the guys?

“All the complaints received were assessed and reviewed for any indication of misconduct,” the Met said. “A proportion that were deemed appropriate for further examination were carefully considered as part of a thorough investigation . . . This took place over the course of a year, included the examination of hundreds of documents and throughout this period the complainant was given regular updates. The investigation found no case to answer on any of the allegations.”

I wonder if any claims of discrimination brought by women were ever so thoroughly investigated and, if so, how they ended up.

This is what he wanted, to be treated like a woman. Be careful what you ask for, you might just get it.

I don't get what he's complaining about. He was treated as a man for 15 years and once he told his workmates he wanted to be known as a woman they immediately began treating him as a woman. There should be no special 'trans' way to treat anyone as we are either a man or a woman and treated accordingly. His actual complaint must really be that he wasn't being treated as special.

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But, but, but women are supposed to live life on easy mode!

woke up in the night with stabbing pains in his abdomen so extreme that she wrote a “dying declaration” stating that if he died it was a “direct impact of the actions of the senior officers

Lol, the writer had a little “oops” of truth I see.

She describes being “stashed away” from public-facing roles and, in her view, “punished” further for filing a formal complaint, leaving her no choice but to leave.

Uh....yeah? The last thing the police need is for a dicey situation to be further complicated because one of the cops is a clownish man in drag

Ashton has experienced being at the top of the “informal pecking order” of the Met, white and living as a man for the first 15 years of her career, then when she came out as a trans woman, she understood what it was like to be “right down at the bottom”.

"Until I transitioned I didn’t know what discrimination meant,” she said. “But overnight I became an outsider. And it was a living hell.”

Welcome to the club, asshole!

Also, we know you still have your male privilege. If you were a real woman, nobody would be listening to you right now

Ashton also said she was “ostracised” from the day she returned from her gender reassignment surgery in 2019. “The reaction was surreal,” she said. “Colleagues blanked me, ignored me, they didn’t even look at me.”

They were probably afraid you'd have a meltdown and throw a dilator at them if they got your pronouns wrong

The stress and anxiety became so great that she believes it was the reason she lost clumps of her hair, gained four stone in weight, developed insomnia, and woke up in the night with stabbing pains in her abdomen so extreme that she wrote a “dying declaration” stating that if she died it was a “direct impact of the actions of the senior officers”.

His health problems are more likely to be from drugs and surgeries than mean comments. Just saying

The Met has been outwardly supportive of the LGBT community: some officers wear rainbow badges on their uniform, have rainbows on patrol cars during Pride month, and trail rainbow flags from their police craft on the Thames.

"We put tacky rainbow stickers on our cop cars! Homophobia and racism has been solved at last!!!"

Ashton says she was repeatedly placed in office-based roles, despite requesting to be out in the field. “At one point I asked my boss, ‘Is it borough policy that I’m not meant to be seen by the public?’ I was being stashed away in the station basement.”

"I'm not allowed to interview that Muslim rape victim? HATE CRIME!!"

She also went out of her way to help to educate her colleagues about trans issues, drawing up a policy document that included guidance on terminology, uniform, name changes, transition plans and what to do if someone came out. It was not used by the Met.

Yeah, my boss doesn't let me dictate company policy either

right? I told my boss we should put the full version of our jingle up on our youtube channel and he said "that's actually a really good idea!"... about six months ago lmfao

At least this part sounds like an actual grievence if true

was told that her colleagues had been briefed not to answer her radio calls.

But, he sounds rather melodramatic...

The stress and anxiety became so great that she believes it was the reason she lost clumps of her hair, gained four stone in weight, developed insomnia, and woke up in the night with stabbing pains in her abdomen so extreme that she wrote a “dying declaration” stating that if she died it was a “direct impact of the actions of the senior officers”.

He wanted to subject people to training sessions on how to treat him... Then he got a job where he found no transphobia whatsoever but quit it after 4 months, bc they didn't give her... any drama?

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