Interesting. From the article:
In another such impersonation case, in April a judge in Scotland gave Christine Wilson probation for seducing two underage girls:
The 26-year-old from Aberdeen, who has “gender identity disorder”, previously admitted two charges of obtaining sexual intimacy by fraud in a legal first in Scotland.
She told her teenage victims her name was Chris and had sexual contact with both of them on various occasions in 2008 and 2010. Her first victim ended the fraudulent relationship after being shown Wilson’s passport photograph.
Lord Bannatyne said the offences were very unusual and added that the fact that her disorder led her to “genuinely feel” that she was male had significantly lowered her “culpability”.
He put her on probation and ordered her to carry out 240 hours of community service.
The tortured thinking employed here by Lord Bannatyne is astonishing. The woman was shown leniency – the classic for women, no custodial sentence – because she genuinely ‘felt’ she was male, significantly lowering her culpability. Logically, the same leniency would be shown to anyone who ‘feels’ male, regardless of their actual sex. But no, being a man in this situation would certainly result in a prison sentence, while being a woman would almost guarantee a non-custodial sentence.