When Americans first learn that male prisoners convicted of violent sexual assault, rape and murder are being housed with women, they’re shocked.  Under the banner of “gender identity” men who are hardened criminals but self-identify as female are now allowed to request a transfer to women’s prisons. This is happening in states across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Even before transgender ideology was codified into law, men who identify as women were being placed in women’s jails. Amie Ichikawa, who once was incarcerated and now leads the non-profit organization Woman II Woman, revealed that when she called home to tell her mother that she was locked up with men, they couldn’t believe it. “It’s the most helpless feeling I’ve had to date,” Ichikawa recalled of her time in prison at the Central California Women’s Facility, which is colloquially known as Chowchilla prison.

“Just to know that you have absolutely no control of your environment, your own physical wellbeing, your mental health, nothing. And there’s really no one you can talk to about it. It’s so unbelievable that I would call home every day crying for weeks, trying to explain to my family that there was a serial rapist housed here. And that this is legal, that the state really did it,” she continued. “My family thought I was delusional,” she recalls. “And that just adds to the helplessness, the feeling of utter vulnerability. It’s just like you’re emotionally naked. And it creates this cloud of hopelessness that sits over the entire prison. The whole population is on pins and needles and it creates more tension.” The plight of prisoners is germane to the broader debate over gender ideology in all facets of society. Laws and regulations are increasingly being changed with regard to prisons amid the increase in transgender identification.

Ichikawa recounted how the experimental use of cross-sex hormones are not only being pushed on children but on an oft-forgotten population: female prisoners. Ichikawa reported that synthetic testosterone, which is called a “hot drug,” is being distributed in medical lines at prison clinics and pushed on women with a more masculine appearance. The so-called hot drug must be administered by prison clinic staff, whereas their trans-identifying male counterparts who are on estrogen, a “cold drug,” can take it in their rooms. “Anyone who is even remotely masculine with a low ponytail or anything is asked if they want to get on testosterone,” she said, and the process of going on the cross-sex hormones is quick. “And it’s much more accessible than anything else. Much easier than getting “a mammogram or an X-ray for a broken bone.”

Ichikawa further recounted that some women have even told her that they wanted to take testosterone so that they can grow stronger, protect themselves from the men inside the prison walls and survive. Internationally recognized human rights found in the Geneva Convention states explicitly that female prisoners of war must be housed separately from men. Yet, with the incursion of gender ideology in public policy, that long-held standard does not apply domestically. Meanwhile, purportedly prominent international government entities and purportedly mainstream human rights groups are not only silent regarding women being housed with men in Western countries but push the ideology that created these problems. “The reason there isn’t an outcry from the human rights community is that they have largely been captured by this ideology, which is not just accepted at international entities like the United Nations but promoted by them.

Aside from the legal framework, “it’s just absolute common sense” that prisons remain sex-specific, she added. In California, Senate Bill 132, which was signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2020, explicitly allows anyone on the basis of their “gender identity” to transfer into the prisons if they so desire, meaning men who claim to be women could more easily enter facilities like CCWF, where Ichikawa served her time. There is an argument that the law is not constitutional and violates the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Because the policy subjects incarcerated women to known, substantial risks of physical and sexual violence — including consequences such as pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections — WoLF argues this is a form of cruel and unusual punishment. Presently, according to WoLF, over 300 men have applied to transfer into the women’s prisons, and dozens have already been transferred.

Source: Christian Post

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