Yesterday I heard this NPR report and it upset and disgusted me. The headline was interesting: “When States Can’t Control Violent Youth, Is Prison The Answer?”
More than 4,000 children are in the custody of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families. But it’s one girl, known as Jane Doe, who has galvanized advocates for juvenile justice reform and LGBT youth.
Last month, a Connecticut judge approved a rare request from the state’s child welfare agency: to move the 16-year-old transgender girl to an adult women’s prison. She has not been charged with any crimes, but the state says she’s too violent for a juvenile facility. Advocacy groups nationwide have criticized the move, saying prison is not the right place for a teen with a history of trauma.
So, at first you think this is about “one girl.” Then, in the second paragraph, they let you know that—No—this is a boy who claims to be a girl. It is now taken as the inalienable right of any boy to be regarded and treated as female if he “feels” female.
Throughout the entire report everyone uses female pronouns only.
Joette Katz, commissioner of the Department of Children and Families, has been the target of recent protests but is standing by her decision to move Jane Doe into the adult facility.
“She engaged in some of her typical — I hate to say typical — but some behaviors. Assaulting youth, grabbing hair, punching,” Katz says. “But the one that really was the final straw, frankly, was the one that occurred at the end of January.”
That’s when Jane Doe fought and injured a staff member at a Massachusetts facility for girls. The staff member didn’t press charges, but the program sent Jane Doe back to Connecticut. Katz says it was just one of more than a dozen assaults on staff and youth by the teen, and that it proves she’s too dangerous for any DCF facility.
I heard this on the radio and, between the name, “Jane,” and the feminine pronouns, didn’t immediately grasp the obvious.
What kind of people would you tend to want to use to run a state facility for girls?
Answer, you would probably want mostly female staff. It would let the girls feel more comfortable and it would also help you eliminate worrying about sexual predators.
The girl has a long history of being sexually and physically abused. She has been in multiple residential programs since she was 9, and some of the abuse allegedly happened while she was in DCF care. Experts say this kind of trauma can make children violent.
“The kind of abuse that she was apparently subjected to, or even witnessed, has a significant impact on the way these youth respond,” says John Tuell, executive director of the RFK National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice.
But that is all fiction. The reality is that this is a sixteen-year-old male with the testosterone, the muscles, to back up the rage he feels. And he has found a way to get put in facilities with people he is able to hurt much more easily than what he would find in a boys’ facility. Yeah, like it or not there is a reason why women have been called “the weaker sex.” But don’t let reality interfere with your transsexual fantasy.
Here’s the kicker. Taking a page out of 1984 fictional reporting, this boy’s story has, until recently, been told without any admission that he was male. (Another point of interest: she seems to have blinded a worker, and has also broken her jaw. NPR leaves this detail out and merely tells us, “She has not been charged with any crimes,” and “Jane Doe fought and injured a staff member at a Massachusetts facility for girls. The staff member didn’t press charges…” This left me with a very different feeling than when I read that the worker was left “blind and with a broken jaw.”)
It seems it was not until last month that it was finally admitted that this abused and abusive “girl” was really a violent teen male. As one feminist blogger wrote:
It turns out that Jill, the ultra-violent girl cited in testimony by DCF Commissioner Joette Katz in February 14th hearings regarding the need for a Connecticut facility for ultra-violent female juveniles is in fact a male transgender.
The 16 year old “girl” and “female” cited in multiple reports as an alleged serial violent batterer of women and girls across several foster care placements was revealed to be a male “transgender teen” yesterday when gay activist groups revealed he has since been remanded to an adult prison facility for evaluation and placement by the state.
In most recent charges, the male teen has been charged with biting a woman on the top of her head, kicking her repeatedly in the head arms and face, punching, assaulting, blinding a female caseworker, and breaking her jaw.
The young man has now been sent for evaluation to an adult (female!) prison for evaluation without charge, an extraordinary occurrence.
Don’t let one aspect of the perversity (amid all the rest!) escape your notice. DCF Commissioner Joette Katz posed a male teen as a “girl” and used him as evidence for the need for a facility for “violent girls.” In any community that was not insane this would be regarded as perjury. It was a libel against the young women, using the crimes of a young man to prepare a juvenile jail for them.
This story raises another point. No matter how badly this young man was abused, the fact is that he has, among “more than a dozen” of other assaults, permanently disfigured and disabled someone, reveals the behavior of a dangerous psychotic. He needs to be prosecuted for his serious crimes. Otherwise it is quite likely that releasing him into the population when he turns 18 is going to get others hurt or killed.
How many eyeballs have to be sacrificed to transgender fantasy?