The housing of dangerous males within female prisons has been going on for a lot longer than you might expect.
This article was originally published on Gender Abolitionist.
It came as a shock to find that pre-operative “transgender” males were being housed in the female prison estate. Given the jaw dropping idiocy of the policy I assumed, wrongly, this was a recent phenomenon, a temporary loss of State Sanity. I was wrong. While high profile cases, which resulted in sexual assaults on female inmates, (see Karen White and Paris Green), have only just penetrated the public consciousness, it is not a recent aberration. It is policy. This has been going on since at least 2009! Because of legal cases like this one:
The claimant, in the above case, was a pre-operative, transgender male who had been convicted of manslaughter and imprisoned. 5 days after his release he committed an attempted rape. Following this offence he was returned to prison and sentenced to life imprisonment.
The prisoner had been granted a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) in 2006. Thus, only two years after the Gender Recognition Act (GRA)had been passed, a bodily intact, biological male, who would go on to commit attempted rape, was recognised as a “woman” for all purposes. Because of this legislation the prisoner was allowed to mount a legal challenge to his incarceration, in the male estate. Let that sink in.
[As an aside the wording of the above reports the historic offence as “committed whilst a man”. This strongly suggests that, at the very least, post GRC offences are recorded as committed by a female. Work is still on-going to find out the exact legal record keeping when someone “self-identifies” as female. More on this here: Crime statistics:Sex v Gender]
Update September 2019: Going by the details provided in this case it seems likely that this is the same person invited to speak to the House of Lords on how we can better serve Transgender prisoners Sex Offender Advisor to the House of Lords.
Details of the offence are below. Note that this offence was committed whilst staying in a female bail hostel.
Our law makers have re-defined woman and granted legal rights, as women, to males. This is an issue regardless of an individual’s criminal history. However, in this case, a GRC has been granted to a fully intact male who went on to attempt to rape a woman and still retained his GRC! This law (in practice) legally compels women to admit male bodied individuals into sex segregated spaces. The is a measure of how much contempt the legal systems has for women’s rights. Our right to privacy, dignity and safety has been stripped from us, by a male centred legislature. We have, by stealth, had our right to congregate, as a sex, and enjoy the company of other women, free from male interference, removed by a state sanctioned lie. Refugees from masculinity exist but women should not be legally compelled, or emotionally blackmailed, into running the refugee camps.
Below is a reference to the Gender Recognition Act from this court case. This is a lie. It is impossible to change sex. Women were assured this was only a “kind” “legal fiction”. Yet judgements are being handed down which show the State is treating it as a literal truth! This gives the lie to the, oft repeated, assertion that the GRA has no impact on the protected characteristic of sex (Equality Act 2010). The GRA collapses the female sex class into a male’s subjective sense of self-identity.
Men see only the socially imposed notion of what it means to be a woman. They now take the objectified version of “womanhood” for women’s lived experience and reflect this stereotypical version of ourselves back at us.
See David Thomas, becoming a woman. David has a “previous” life as a Men’s Rights Activist and is the author of these two books:
The first book is a rebuttal of feminist charges against men focusing on sexual harassment, child abuse and domestic violence endured, by men, at the hands of women. In Girl the main protagonist is a man who is mistakenly given gender reassignment surgery. This is a staple of some fetish porn known as “forced feminisation”. An MRA and a Porn devotee. Welcome to the Sisterhood David!
Back to the case….
The Legal muddle this has created is even pointed out by the prisoner:The fact “trans-men” can select to remain in the female estate, and they do, tells its own tale. Sex Matters, it seems, when the State decides it does. Here is a discussion between Transmen on prison location. Male Pronouns yes. Male Prison? Hell no! Transmen discuss prison.
State capture, by Transgender Ideology, inevitably involves the regressive endorsement of sex stereotypes. Below is a description of how this, legal, woman is enabled to live in the male estate. A case is made that the prison has been accommodating by allowing access to cosmetics, blouses and skirts. The Prisoner, we are told, “lives as a woman”. This is demonstrated by the inevitable links to the most regressive sex stereotypes which feminists have been deconstructing for centuries. Make-up doth not maketh the woman!
A wise woman on twitter (@HairyLeggedHarpy) interrogated a more reasoned, commentator on what he means by “living as a woman”. Ask to define it he listed sex stereotypical behaviours associated with a female role. Pressed to confirm whether he would say “living as a Black or Indigenous Man” he didn’t answer. So why is it OK to say “Living as a woman”? Do the cultural expectations of “being a woman” confer some sort of Lady Essence on women, which gender non-conforming men share?
Does anyone pay any credence to Rachel Dolezal’s claim to live as “black”? No. In a delicious irony, completely lost on MB, this was not Monroe Bergdorf’s favourite Netflix recommendation.
TransRacial Identity was roundly rejected, but pay attention. This is the blurb for a course on Trans Racial Identity at Rhode Island University: “We will use the discourse of Transgenderism to build an alternate vocabulary of race”. Feeling a bit too weighed down with your white, male, privilege? Here’s a handy way to garner oppression points! If anyone can “identify” into a marginalised group any laws or policies enacted to protect or empower them, are rendered meaningless. Imagine if Dolezal had preached to black people that they had “cis-black privilege” and were her oppressors?
I digress. (Homage to Ronnie Corbett!) Back to the case in hand.
Below is a list of the reasons the prisoner was not felt to be a suitable candidate for parole. To release him into society presented “a risk to life and limb” but to incarcerate with vulnerable women was OK?
Below a recognition of the “risk” is cast aside because the claimant has a clinical need to associate with women for therapeutic reasons. So the women are to be validation aids for a male, with a history of sexual assault against women. Who asked women if we thought we were “peers”? Women should have had equal representation in these court cases but because of the insistence the GRA has no impact on women’s rights these wrong decisions are consistently made.
The nature of the risk to women is imperfectly understood by the participants in this legal farce. Here is what, in their view, constitutes mitigation for the rape attempt. Don’t worry it wasn’t that type of rape. The motivation was less sexual and more frustration and jealousy!
Witness the absolute rage of *some* Transactivists, when facts threaten their validation as female. Women cannot help being born female. Our very existence is a direct affront to those who aspire to be women. Where “passing privilege” is that rarest of things a threat to a “female” identity will always be embodied in the woman who merely exists. This is a different kind of misogyny.
Dr Ann Lawrence, a transsexual and self-proclaimed autogynophile, on this topic. This paper on narcissistic rage is worth perusing to gauge the potential risk, to women, from AGP transsexuals. AGP, Shame & Narcissistic rage.
This clip from the claimant is very striking for the insistence that nobody can take away their “female” identity.
Because it is literally not possible to change sex, many older, transsexuals report significant counselling to reconcile themselves to this fact. Without this counselling in an era of “Transwomen are women” how much harder to face the truth on the occasions, when it is brought to your attention? Women are literally the embodiment of the denial that TWAW. Here is a clip from Dr Lawrence’s paper on the increased risk of narcissistic disorders in AGP males.
Despite the obvious risk to the female population it seems pretty clear that it is not the practice to actually *tell* the women that amongst their number is a male-bodied, attempted rapist, with a potential predisposition to narcissistic rage. Another clip from the legal judgement:
At least one of the expert witnesses spelt out clearly the claimant’s own narcissism fuelled rage. Controlling, Aggressive, violent and sadistic. Does that sound like a risk to which women ought to be alerted. Is this compatible with “Living as a woman”?
Up next is Gender Identity Specialist, Dr James Barrett. Here we have a belated recognition that the women may have opinions about co-habiting with a male-bodied, attempted rapist. Predictably this is what he has to say about those uppity Prison women. They would be the “sort of women who enjoy conflict“. Women asserting boundaries is always badged aggression by those who wish to deny them.
So there you have it. A prisoner deemed to be too high risk for release, who had attempted rape, and was still equipped to do so, placed in a female prison. Female prisoners are disproportionately victims of male violence and sexual abuse. They are predominantly working class and have no social capital or voice. The silence of female MPs on this topic seeks volumes. Maybe, like, Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat MP) they will need to cultivate a talent for seeing into male souls to minimise the risk.
Are you angry enough yet?