Transgender, Prison and the Patriarchy

Being Feminist

This article was written by Jessica Fisher

The headline read rather plainly, “Transgender Woman Arrested for Exposing Breasts, Jailed With Men”

The chief deputy tells the local new station, “First off, Ashley is still a man.”

The chief deputy says, don’t worry, “We do have a policy in place. Typically we put them in isolation.”

“Them” who, deputy? The freaks? The faggots? The queers? “Them” who, deputy?

The real fun part is realizing this woman was arrested for indecent exposure of her breasts and yet they still forced her into a male cell.

This isn’t simply your run of the mill bigotry. This is hypocrisy. Maybe we ignore that it’s okay for a man to show his nipples in public while breasts remain illegal, maybe we accept that she was breaking the law, and maybe we buy into the idea that ignorance of the law is no excuse, but even coming

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