What California is Doing is Inhumane


If you keep up with the news, you know that California has begun moving male prisoners who self-id as women into women's prisons. Two hundred and sixty-one requests to be moved have been received.

No one asked the women, of course. No one is interiewing women prisoners about how they feel. But they interviewed the male prisoners requesting the move: "I won’t be around predatory men" said one. Why should the females be forced to have predatory men around, though? Why didn't anyone ask them if they feel their safety is threatened?

California has no way of telling which men are simple predators and which are not. According to the article cited above, they've taken to asking other male prisoners which of the requestors want to move so they can prey upon women. Great.

One requestor reassured the women that "transgender women have no plans to be predatory." Great.

One study in the UK found that while only about 20% of male prisoners were jailed for sex crimes, and only about 2% of female prisoners were jailed for sex crimes, almost 50% of trans prisoners were jailed for sex crimes. Transgender inmates make up about one per cent of the 3,600 female jail population but are responsible for 5.6 per cent of sexual assaults in women’s prisons (UK).

This is not a "humane experiment," this is inhumane. The female prisoners are completely voiceless in the matter, and may be forced to room with males against their will. Many women in prison have been sexually abused by men, and this will compound their trauma. I cannot understand this policy shift without considering that the desires and safety of males are considered very important, while the desires and safety of females are considered completely unimportant. This is misogyny at its most rank. I think this meme sums it up: