This is an exposé regarding Jessica Yaniv (legally Jonathan Yaniv, but asks to be called Jessica Yaniv).
This document is not about transgender issues. It is about an abuser who uses trans issues to protect herself from criticism. Wearing the guise of a marginalized person, Jessica has sued 16 different beauticians for refusing to wax her penis and testicles. Since then, she has been uncovered by dozens of women as being a sex pest interested in naïve, young, developing girls - specifically when they first start their periods.
Everyone, men and women, trans and cis, who have criticized Yaniv have been subjected to strict censorship, threats of litigation, and deplatforming by YouTube, Twitter, and private web hosts. This includes well-known feminist Lindsay Shepherd, and even transgender feminist Miranda Yardley.
In the past few months more information has been uncovered exposing him as someone with an unhealthy obsession with coming-of-age girls.
"Wax my Balls"
The initial incident with Yaniv started when she attempted to find an aesthetician willing to do work on her genital region. Yaniv had problems doing this because she insisted on contacting women who specialized in Brazilian waxes. Either out of willful ignorance or malice, Yaniv rejected advice that she should seek out a general aesthetician who could work on male genitals. There is a technical distinction between a Brazilian wax for female and male genitals. A specialist who only works with female genitals cannot work with male genitals.
Some of the women are claiming she contacted them via messenger and telephone for weeks without taking 'no' as an answer!
Undeterred, Jessica Yaniv filed complaints with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal against all 16 female beauticians who refused to service her. This is different from a lawsuit. Jessica claims that the beauticians fundamentally violated her human rights by not waxing her balls. This human rights tribunal also has a second caveat: Jessica Yaniv doesn't need to get a lawyer (solicitor in Canada) to make her case, but the beauticians do need to pay for solicitors out of pocket to defend themselves and their careers. Not only that, but because transgender law is so new and complicated, many solicitors refuse to help because it can hurt their careers as well!
Further, Jessica Yaniv filed with the Canadian courts to have publication of her name legally banned, forcing all Canadian publications to refer to her simply as "JY". It is quite clear that Yaniv knows this behavior is deceitful, destructive, abusive, and generally appalling and would like people to not know what she is doing.
In court, it was revealed that Yaniv is heavily enabled by her mother. At all times, she is by her side and trying to give help. Even when ordered by the members of the court, she will insist on trying to pass notes to him, has fits where she storms out of the room and back into the room, and otherwise demonstrates antisocial behavior seen in Jessica. She has been described as her bouncer, and she will sic mom on annoyances.
Censoring the Fallout
The most baffling aspect of the #WaxMyBalls backlash was how it was killed. It didn't die a peaceful death. Twitter and YouTube forcefully came down on anyone (anyone!) who mentioned Yaniv. This ranges from random women and activists with no following, to significant players like Miranda Yardley with high visibility on the platform.
Jessica Yaniv works IT and runs their own tech blog called "Trusted Nerd" at trustednerd.com, and is noted for going to many tech conventions out of Canada. She openly brags about her connections to the IT industry, such as meeting the co-founder of Twitter in person. No one has been able to bring up other stories of Twitter protecting an individual so hard, especially against respected feminists, which makes it seem likely nepotism is to blame.
The behavior of Twitter's ban system is also suspect. While people usually get temporary bans that are based in obvious infractions of the rules, Twitter's protection of Jessica is the opposite. Random messages referencing Yaniv get flagged intermittently, sometimes appeals are accepted, sometimes rejected, sometimes never answered at all. This unpredictability hints that it's a manual process sometimes intercepted by employees who don't know Yaniv. Twitter can't be reached for comment and even as notable people get banned for talking about Yaniv, even indirectly, the company stays silent.
This extends outside of Twitter. Jessica also polices mentions of her name on YouTube, and will aggressively abuse a copyright law to delete content and penalize creators. These strikes against YouTube channels limit the features available to the creator and can harm their revenue. Consecutive strikes can disable their channel entirely.
YouTube then never reviews appeals to these DMCA complaints, allowing the appeal to sit indefinitely on the channel's account instead of being forwarded to the complainant. Normally, YouTube would review appeals within a couple of business days and start down a 10 day timer (as per the legal requirements of the DMCA), but with anything having to do with Yaniv, no action is taken and that 10 day timer never starts, forcing the creator to endure months of penalty status.
This is not normal. This doesn't happen to anyone for anyone else.
For years, when speaking to women he met in social media groups, Jessica Yaniv inevitably turned the conversation to menstruation and menstrual products, especially tampons. Her obsessive interest in periods and feminine hygiene products primarily involves recurring fantasies in which she "bonds" with women and girls via menstruation-related interactions. The two main fantasies, which he discussed with numerous women over the course of several years, were:
Asking nude women in changing rooms for a tampon or pad, particularly after observing the string of their tampon between their legs, or
Being asked for tampons by "10-12 year old girls" in transit on BC Ferries, and subsequently showing the pre-teen girl how to use the tampon.
At various times, Yaniv has claimed to have a period, in spite of telling waxers in 2018 that she had male genitalia (menstruation with male genitals is not possible in any known intersex condition or disorder of sexual development). She has used "heavy flow days" as a pretext for discussing period-related fantasies. She collects menstrual products of many brands and absorbencies, and claims to be certain he will be approached for a tampon or pad eventually. When a woman mentions having an experience being asked for menstrual products, Jessica requests a play-by-play, including location and the age of the girl in question.
At times, Yaniv appears to clearly be using lines of questioning about menstruation to determine the best angle of approach for discussing menstruation with pre-teen girls. In one exchange, she asks first whether it would be "weird to approach a 10-12 year old girl to ask for a tampon or pad," and when told it would indeed be weird, switches tactics and asks, "What if however I get asked for one cause she started her first period?"
Almost all of Yaniv's fascination with femininity seems based on makeup and menstruation and it is a constant excuse to make awkward interaction with women.
Outside of Yaniv's obsession with tampons is a deeper and more sinister attraction to coming-of-age girls. In one set of chatlogs, Yaniv describes her fantasies of meeting 10-year-old girls having their first period. The random stranger Yaniv is talking to at first thinks she is concerned with being ridiculed by children for being in the women's restroom as an allegedly intersex person, but Jessica quickly clarifies for her that she is more concerned about how to interact with children asking her how to use hygiene products.
Jessica Yaniv "It sucks cause on Wednesday im travelling to the island on a ferry and usually they do field trips so that means tons of 10 year old girls in the bathroom when I need to change my pads ugh
Woman They're young enough that it may not bother them. Kids are more receptive than adults.
Jessica Yaniv Maybe.... is it weird to ask a 10-12 year old girl for a pad? Or a tampon?
Woman A little, because kids look up to us for guidance and help. And not every girl may know what they are for
Jessica Yaniv Ugh
Jessica Yaniv What if I however get asked for [omitted]
Woman [omitted] I would always offer a thin pad to a little girl over a tampon though
Woman Some families and their culture are against tampons or the mother/father is against them and don't want to piss off a mother.
Jessica Yaniv If she wants a tampon though, should i give her one and instruct her on how to use it?
Woman If she doesn't know how to use it, I would find her mother. If her mother is not there then yes.
Jessica Yaniv And what would I tell her?
Jessica Yaniv like, would i go into the stall with her and help her? that sounds so weird.
Woman If she asks for a tampon but isn't sure how to use it, I would ask if her mom is here. If it's a yes I'd [omitted]
Source Screenshots: 1, 2
The creepiest part of this exchange is that Jessica Yaniv seems to be planning this out. Even if we pretend she has functional female organs capable of menstruating as a "intersex" person, a normal, mentally-sound woman would simply bring her own hygiene products instead of constantly relying on others. If she can see far enough in the future to know she will be on her period during this time, Jessica Yaniv can see far enough into the future to know to keep hygienic products on her person.
This long, drawn out fantasy of having to escort a girl on her first period into a public bathroom stall and personally assist in inserting a tampon is nothing but a predator enumerating the details of her fetish to a stranger (itself part of her fetish).
Notice how uncomfortable the woman she is talking to is with this conversation, and how she continually directs her to look for the child's parents in this hypothetical. Nevertheless, Yaniv persists in continuing this fantasy with the stranger until she felt so strongly about her intentions she chose to publicize the logs.