(April 18) If gender is a matter of self-identification rather than biology, will the “party of science” please explain how a self-identified female managed to impregnate two inmates at a New Jersey women’s prison?

Last I checked, two women cannot make a baby without the involvement of a man at some level.

As the story goes, two inmates at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility in Clinton, New Jersey, had “consensual” relations with a biological male convict who was housed there, rather than at a men’s penitentiary, because the convict claims to identify as a woman. Due to the results of a civil rights lawsuit, New Jersey assigns inmates to prisons based on their sexual self-identities rather than their actual sex.

The new father, Demitrius Minor, is serving a 30-year sentence for killing a foster parent. One of the impregnated women, Latonia Bellamy, is serving a life sentence. She wrote that she and Minor found “love in a hopeless place.”

Minor is one of 27 transgender prisoners in the facility housing more than 800 inmates. Are the other 26 going to find their own way out of hopelessness by becoming fathers? And what of all the other prisoners who are actual women but aren’t favored by love with one of the 27? What of the ones who find it an invasion of privacy to have people with male body parts and the ability to impregnate joining them in communal showers? And if the allegedly transgender inmates are violent offenders, as Minor is, how, pray tell, are those real women to feel safe alongside someone whose body is significantly stronger and more powerful?

It is for the safety of everybody else that biological men are treated as biological men in policies regarding personal quarters such as restrooms and showers — not just in prisons, but also in schools and public facilities….. [The full column is at this link.]


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