Didn’t you get the memo? Just because someone identifies as a chick, doesn’t mean they’re not still able to function as a dude and be attracted to females.
For all the instances of Leftist politicians waxing philosophical about all the harm that transgendered people have endured in their struggle to figure out who they are and find their place in society, we’ve overlooked an important point.
The social accommodations we make for such people comes at a price.
In sports, we are seeing an erosion of the legitimacy of women’s athletics.
In criminal justice, the price is even higher.
An inmate at Illinois’ largest women’s prison says she was raped by a transgender inmate who was transferred into her housing unit last year, and claims Illinois Department of Corrections officials conducted a “sham investigation” to help cover up the incident.
In a federal lawsuit filed last week, a Jane Doe inmate at the Logan Correctional Center in central Illinois said that after being sexually assaulted in June 2019, she was coerced by a supervisory officer into denying the attack took place and then punished for filing a “false” complaint under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).
The suit names Logan’s acting warden Beatrice Calhoun as a defendant, along with officers Brent Keeler and Todd Sexton.
“The transfer of transgender inmates from male to female prisons has been a contentious policy within IDOC,” the plaintiff’s Peoria-based attorneys wrote in a five-page complaint. “In an attempt to justify the transfers, Defendants Sexton, Calhoun, Keeler and currently other unknown IDOC employees covered up the sexual assault of Plaintiff and tried to falsely classify it as consensual, to keep it from being considered a PREA violation.”
Two transgender inmates who were housed in men’s prisons, Strawberry Hampton and Janiah Monroe, have sued IDOC separately in recent years, demanding they be moved to Logan because they’d allegedly been the target of sexual harassment and abuse from male inmates and prison employees. Alan Mills, who leads the Uptown People’s Law Center – a Chicago-based legal group, which has represented both Hampton and Monroe – confirmed Monroe is the inmate who is being accused in this case, though he was dismissive of the allegations against her. — WTTW
The rape allegation should be bad enough… but an attempt to cover up rape allegations?
And why? Is it because those charges were politically embarrassing for the system? Did they hold up an uncomfortable mirror of truth to a Leftist shibboleth?
Following the incident, the plaintiff was moved into the prison’s Health Care Unit, where she was interviewed by internal affairs officers, according to the complaint. The following day, she was interviewed by Sexton, who allegedly told her “that he did not believe her and he pressured Plaintiff to say there was no sexual assault.”
The plaintiff said she was “coerced into providing this statement” and filed a grievance with IDOC soon after regarding that interview. She was then relocated about 40 miles away to the Decatur Correctional Center.
Two months later, according to the complaint, she learned IDOC had determined she committed a “major infraction” for allegedly filing a false PREA complaint. That led to months of continued punishment during her continued incarceration, the complaint states.
This is an incident where MeToo considerations come into direct conflict with the intersectional flavor of the month. And as anyone knows by now… the victim group du jour will always outrank any mere victim of an actual crime… even if that victim is a woman.