Where they will be safest

LGBTQ Nation is furious at feminists who think women in prison shouldn’t have to be locked up with men. LGBTQ Nation doesn’t call them feminists, of course.

A group of trans-exclusionary radical feminists (TERFs) have filed a lawsuit against the state of California for placing transgender women in female prisons.

Well, yes. It’s cruel and unusual punishment to place men in women’s prisons.

The Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), a group that opposes the extension of legal and civil rights to transgender people, recently filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, Bakersfield.com reported. The lawsuit  claims to represent a group of incarcerated women as well as Woman II Woman, another TERF group.

Ah ah naughty – the group does not oppose any extension of rights to transgender people. There is no “right” for men to be imprisoned with women. That’s not a right. Not every want or wish or fantasy or desire or hey might as well give it a shot is a right.

Both WoLF and Woman II Woman oppose SB 132 — state legislation successfully authored by gay state Assembly member Scott Weiner — which requires jails and prisons “to house transgender, gender-nonconforming and intersex people according to their own sense of where they will be safest.”

What about women’s own sense of where they will be safest? Why doesn’t that get first priority? Seeing as how women are physically vulnerable to men, and the converse is not the case, why isn’t women’s safety the first requirement, and the wishes of trans people conditional on safety for women?

Two incarcerated women listed as plaintiffs in WoLF’s lawsuit alleged that transgender or gender nonbinary inmates sexually assaulted them. One woman said the attack occurred after SB 132 became law. 

And? Does LGBTQ Nation know that the allegations are false? If so it failed to say so. It just treats them as self-evidently wicked and leaves it at that. Pfff, it’s just women in prison, who cares about them. Very left wing, much progressive.

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