Skip to comments.Male kid lockups ordered to gender-bend clothes regulations (NY)
Posted on 06/20/2008 8:08:30 PM PDT by Coleus
The state has quietly ordered male-only juvenile detention centers to keep bras and panties in stock for transgendered delinquents - angering many jail staffers. Each facility must stock a dozen bra and panties of each size in case it is requested, employees said and agency officials confirmed. Girls' centers also must stock men's underwear.
Two longtime employees of the agency ripped the policy, saying they fear it promotes an alternative lifestyle in order to accommodate a miniscule population. "People are appalled," one employee said. "The vast majority of kids in here don't fit the category and want nothing to do with this." The second employee said it would have made more sense to phase the policy in rather than enact it all at once. "I'm dealing with predominantly inner-city kids from gang neighborhoods; there's a lot of other battles and issues I need to deal with," he said.
The state Office of Children and Family Services order is part of a policy quietly enacted in response to a lawsuit. In addition to keeping "gender neutral undergarments" in stock, facility staff must call transgendered youths by their chosen, rather than their legal, names. Those boys who believe they are girls also must be called "she" by those at the facilities, while girls who believe they are boys must be called "he" under the policy. Transgendered kids in the system can shower privately, shave body parts, use makeup and grow their hair long.
Some can request to be transferred to a facility in upstate Red Hook that has housed a number of transgendered kids, officials said. A male who believes he is a female can also request transfer to a girl's juvenile center and vice versa. The request would be heard by a committee. To date, there has just been one such request, but it didn't go through because the youth was sent to an adult jail. "The policy is all about tolerance and respect," said spokesman Edward Borges. The state runs 30 juvenile jails with a total of 1,212 kids. The number of transgendered is about 20.
No, it is about coercion of the vast majority.
Requested by whom? The rapee or the rapist?
A boy that believes he is a girl or vis versa is delusional and mentally ill. The need real psychiatric help, not underwear.
The majority of them cannot be changed through psychiatry.
Have you ever met a shrink that wasn’t a little bonkers themselves?
Actually, yes. Next question?
Great! I'm a male lesbian, you know. So lock me up with all the bad girls.
One of the preeminent goals of psychiatrists is to make the Universe unisex. ;-)
They’re being locked up for a crime....little things like makeup and underwear can be forgotten about.
Or to make the cosmos universally guilt-free sexed. No rules.
You are correct, which is why I added “real”. This appears to be the only mental illness that can be “cured” by surgically removing a healthy body part via lopadicophomy.
My daughter just completed her first year at DePaul University in Chicago. The was telling me how an official survey for a class offered FOUR options for “gender”. Male, Female, Transgender and OTHER. Her response? “Other, like what “sheep”? That’s my girl.....
Lopadicophomy love your spelling! But I understand. ;-)
Bras are a foundation undergarment worn for a specific purpose. Boys don’t need bras. It’s ridiculous !
Hope she can retain her realism over the next three years. Prayers go out to her. ;-)
You are correct, but I think they feel it gives them “support”...(support for being messed up).
Then they need intensive counselling. Not bras.
The other operation is an adadictomy. I think Rush may have mentioned that one.
> Great! I'm a male lesbian, you know. So lock me up with all the bad girls.
Sounds good to me too!
We just need to make sure the other posters on this thread don't get their wish first, such that the only way we can get into the girls' center is minus our original-issue privates.