Subtitle: “Cathy Brennan vs. Monica Roberts.”
Jill Stein appears uninformed – like many people, so this isn’t a dig at her – about the conflict between legal protections based on sex and those based on gender identity. In this piece on Forbes.com, Dr. Stein indicates that believes that the concerns around sex segregated spaces will be “worked out.” She also indicates that incarcerated men should have “sex changes” if their doctors order it. “We don’t strip people of their humanity because they wound up in prison,” she said.
Unfortunately, that’s PRECISELY what prisons do to prisoners. And I agree that it shouldn’t be that way. HOWEVER, Robert Kosilek murdered his wife and now gets to have his penis removed in anticipation of being housed with…wait for it…women. And denying him this is somehow an 8th Amendment violation because denying him penis-removal surgery and housing with women is “cruel and unusual punishment”?
And the conflict between sex and gender will only be “worked out” if lawmakers and policy makers evince the will to stand up to the Transgender/GLBT Movement and say “Enough.”
To date, that has not happened.
I won’t be voting Green.