'Former' man dissatisfied in men's prison

The NY Times had a front-page article about one of the pressing issues of the day: a drug addict and burglar who calls himself a woman and who is unhappy in men's prison.

on the day she arrived at a Georgia prison intake center in 2012, the deliberate defeminizing of Ms. Diamond began. Ordered to strip alongside male inmates, she froze but ultimately removed her long hair and the Hannah Montana pajamas in which she had been taken into custody, she said. She hugged her rounded breasts protectively.

I suppose this is supposed to make Mr. Diamond (the article calls him Ms. Diamond, but I am not playing along) look sympathetic, but it just makes him sound very odd, especially the part about this 36-year-old con artist wearing children's pajamas.

Looking back, she said, it seemed an apt rite of initiation into what became three years of degrading and abusive treatment, starting with the state’s denial of the hormones she says she had taken for 17 years. But on Friday, Ms. Diamond and, through her, all transgender inmates won the unexpected support of the Justice Department, which intervened on her behalf in the federal lawsuit she filed against Georgia corrections officials in February. In her lawsuit, Ms. Diamond asks the court to direct prison officials to provide her hormone therapy, to allow her to express her female identity through “grooming, pronoun use and dress,” and to provide her safer housing.

To allow a man in a men's prison to dress as a woman would be very disruptive.  And why should they give him hormones?  Why does a man need to grow breasts?

You know that many women have little or no breasts.  That doesn't make them non-women.  Mr. Diamond doesn't just want to be a woman; he wants to be a woman with large breasts.  Why should the state be obligated to satisfy him?  Where in the Constitution does it say that the state has the obligation to provide men the means to grow large women's breasts?  Nowhere!

She has been raped at least seven times by inmates, her lawsuit asserts, with a detailed accounting of each.

If true, this is wrong.  No matter how provocatively Mr. Diamond pretends to be a woman, he shouldn't be attacked.

She has been mocked by prison officials as a “he-she thing” and thrown into solitary confinement for “pretending to be a woman.” She has undergone drastic physical changes without hormones

Drastic changes?  I think the article means that he turned back into a man again.  Since he was a man to begin with, I don't call that very drastic.

She also attempted suicide several times, and tried to sever her penis with a razor, ending up hospitalized.

So this person is obviously mentally ill.  I wouldn't give him hormone pills, but I would give him a psychiatrist and a straitjacket, and perhaps have him institutionalized in a mental hospital.  Being a man is not a sickness, and there is no way to turn a man into a woman.

He needs help, but mental health.  By catering to his fantasies, the Justice Department is only making the situation worse, and by publicizing this matter, the New York Times is trying to make a kind of mental illness into a fashionable celeb cause.

This article was produced by NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.

The NY Times had a front-page article about one of the pressing issues of the day: a drug addict and burglar who calls himself a woman and who is unhappy in men's prison.

on the day she arrived at a Georgia prison intake center in 2012, the deliberate defeminizing of Ms. Diamond began. Ordered to strip alongside male inmates, she froze but ultimately removed her long hair and the Hannah Montana pajamas in which she had been taken into custody, she said. She hugged her rounded breasts protectively.

I suppose this is supposed to make Mr. Diamond (the article calls him Ms. Diamond, but I am not playing along) look sympathetic, but it just makes him sound very odd, especially the part about this 36-year-old con artist wearing children's pajamas.

Looking back, she said, it seemed an apt rite of initiation into what became three years of degrading and abusive treatment, starting with the state’s denial of the hormones she says she had taken for 17 years. But on Friday, Ms. Diamond and, through her, all transgender inmates won the unexpected support of the Justice Department, which intervened on her behalf in the federal lawsuit she filed against Georgia corrections officials in February. In her lawsuit, Ms. Diamond asks the court to direct prison officials to provide her hormone therapy, to allow her to express her female identity through “grooming, pronoun use and dress,” and to provide her safer housing.

To allow a man in a men's prison to dress as a woman would be very disruptive.  And why should they give him hormones?  Why does a man need to grow breasts?

You know that many women have little or no breasts.  That doesn't make them non-women.  Mr. Diamond doesn't just want to be a woman; he wants to be a woman with large breasts.  Why should the state be obligated to satisfy him?  Where in the Constitution does it say that the state has the obligation to provide men the means to grow large women's breasts?  Nowhere!

She has been raped at least seven times by inmates, her lawsuit asserts, with a detailed accounting of each.

If true, this is wrong.  No matter how provocatively Mr. Diamond pretends to be a woman, he shouldn't be attacked.

She has been mocked by prison officials as a “he-she thing” and thrown into solitary confinement for “pretending to be a woman.” She has undergone drastic physical changes without hormones

Drastic changes?  I think the article means that he turned back into a man again.  Since he was a man to begin with, I don't call that very drastic.

She also attempted suicide several times, and tried to sever her penis with a razor, ending up hospitalized.

So this person is obviously mentally ill.  I wouldn't give him hormone pills, but I would give him a psychiatrist and a straitjacket, and perhaps have him institutionalized in a mental hospital.  Being a man is not a sickness, and there is no way to turn a man into a woman.

He needs help, but mental health.  By catering to his fantasies, the Justice Department is only making the situation worse, and by publicizing this matter, the New York Times is trying to make a kind of mental illness into a fashionable celeb cause.

This article was produced by NewsMachete.com, the conservative news site.