'TOLERANCE': Transgender Inmates Get Cells According to Preferred Gender...
There's a lot going on in the transgender world. We try to keep you in the loop on the important issues because they have an affect on society as a whole. Also, they're funny. Like these transgenders who are getting special treatment... in prison.
The US Department of Justice released new guidelines Thursday prohibiting corrections agencies from placing transgender inmates into men's or women's units solely based on their anatomy at birth. Federal regulations have required prisons and jails to consider inmates' gender identity... and those prisoners' views on where they would be safest.
Sure, a "feminine," long-haired man with a fake lisp surrounded by inmates is a recipe for disaster. Even if that man is wearing an orange jumpsuit. And has a beard. The soap need not drop for all rape to break loose. We get it. What I'm still hung up on is why it's the state department's problem. Also, maybe this isn't clear, but it's prison, right? Like that place where people go after they've, like, broken the law?
The change was applauded by civil rights organizations as an important step forward in protecting the safety and dignity of a highly vulnerable population - one far more likely to be raped while behind bars than other inmates.
Look, we know prison is a dangerous place. It's filled with the bad guys (see Surprised? Obama Admin Official ADMITS Released Gitmo Prisoners Kill Americans). That's the point. These guys are criminals themselves. We're so far down the PC drain that we've lost sight of that. Why does being transgender - a choice they made - qualify them for special treatment? Especially when the entire reason they're in prison in the first place is because they committed a crime... Another choice they made. I feel like I've said that before. Maybe there's an echo in this prison chamber.
We're not talking concentration camps here. Nobody rounded them up and forced them to break the law. They did it of their own accord.
Plus, these lads are no RuPaul. Any schmuck with long hair could hypothetically decide he identifies as gender-queer for the duration of his imprisonment. Now he gets extra protection... and possibly placement with the ladies.
America is beginning to really like giving special treatment to transgender law-breakers. Radical idea? Let's stop doing that. When you become a criminal, you forfeit your "rights." It's not the state's job to take care of you. You don't get safety and you certainly don't get comfort. A surefire way to avoid having your rights violated? Don't break the law. Pro-tip.