A California state regulation handed final yr and carried out on January 1, 2021 permits males to be housed at prisons with ladies. All they should do is determine as a lady and so they’re in. No questions or judgement allowed.
Sane individuals knew the regulation would have adverse results on ladies in California’s prisons by placing them in danger for assault and abuse. Now, six months into the apply the outcomes have been horrific. Worse, they have been fully predictable. From Yahoo News:
A California regulation permitting transgender inmates to select the jail gender of their alternative has come beneath hearth from a ladies’s rights group citing abuse of females by males.
In a letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom, the Women’s Liberation Front accused the state of violating the constitutional rights of incarcerated ladies by permitting males into their residing quarters to “prey on women.” Since the regulation took impact on Jan. 1, WLF has acquired quite a few complaints of assaulted, abused, and traumatized ladies by the hands of male inmates transferred into their prisons, WoLF Legal Director Lauren Adams mentioned.
“We are working with a woman who was punched in the face so hard by a new transfer that she couldn’t chew for three days. He was taken away and released back in a different yard with no restrictions,” Adams mentioned. “He was her cellmate. She had to sleep with him.”
Other ladies have been sexually abused previously and should now take care of nude males sharing communal showers, Adams mentioned.
“One woman went in there with two naked men showering who still had penises,” Adams added. “It was incredibly traumatic and scary, to know for, [possibly], the rest of their lives they are going to be subjected to this.”
But prisons aren’t the one locations ladies are being compelled to permit males into their private and intimate areas. Shelters for battered ladies are additionally beneath assault and transgender activists proceed to demand males be allowed to sleep in the identical quarters as abused ladies. Democrats in Washington D.C. need to cement these insurance policies on a federal stage by way of the Equality Act.
“If passed, the ‘Equality Act’ would violate women’s and girls’ privacy, safety, and dignity by opening sex-specific facilities to members of the opposite sex. Unfortunately, with the passage of similar legislation at local and state levels, we’ve already seen the effects of such a policy across the nation,” Alliance Defending Freedom argues. “Take, for example, the Downtown Hope Center. Their women’s homeless shelter provides a safe place for women who’ve survived sex trafficking, rape, and domestic violence. But the city of Anchorage attempted to use a city law similar to the ‘Equality Act’ to force the Downtown Hope Center to allow men who identify as female to sleep just three feet away from the women it serves.”