Transpeople: Mock Them, Lock Down Because Of Them, And Kill Them Without Consequence
It’s a harsh world out there for transgender people; from the last few days, here’s some stories about just how harsh it is for transpeople out there:
– The Associate Press has a piece out entitled Illinois Lawmakers Mock Sex Change Bill:
The legislation came up shortly after a debate about neutering deer to control their population. Republican Rep. Chapin Rose joked that the state might start issuing sex-change documents to deer.
“I’ve often thought that perhaps I was a female trapped in a male body. I know – it scares me, too,” he said to hoots from his colleagues. “I wish I didn’t have to shave every day. … I’d like to smell better. I’d like to have softer skin.”
The Associated Press said the legislation failed on a vote of 32-78. The sponsor, Democratic Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, said she was “ashamed” by the comments of her peer lawmakers.
Cranbrook Schools went into lockdown today after parents reported seeing a man dressed as a woman near a campus bus stop.
Police have not located the man, described as a white male about 6 feet tall, wearing a gray or blonde wig, lipstick, flowered skirt and high heels. . .
. . .In light of Monday’s tragic shootings in Virginia, said [Bloomfield Hills Department of Public Safety Lieutenant] Myszenski, police were called in because “we would rather err on the side of safety.”
I guess Lt. Myszenski read the Homeland Security Department Memo that said of Al-Qaeda:
“Male bombers may dress as females in order to discourage scrutiny.”
– Over in Chile, a confessed, brutal killer of a transwoman received a four year suspended sentence for his crime. In the article Chile: Confessed Transvestite Killer Avoids Jail, there’s a description a murderer who repeatedly hit the victim, smashed the victim’s head against a wall, mercilessly kicked her until she died — and openly admitted to the crime. The killer had been out on $1,000 (US) bond for two-and-a-half-years prior to sentencing, and said of the low bail:
“Turns out it’s cheap to kill a faggot.”
Yup, it’s a harsh world out there for transgender folk — The world doesn’t always smell as sweet to transpeople as apparently the women of the world smell to Republican Rep. Bill Black of Illinois.