You may have missed it ahead of Elizabeth Warren’s feud with Bernie Sanders, the Massachusets Senator weighed in on the question of putting transgender “women,” i.e. biological men, in prison with biological women.
And yes, she is passionately in favor of doing so.
Warren says this is for the “safety” of the transgender “women,” but doesn’t seem at all concerned about the safety of the biological inmates who may be put at far greater risk of assault at the hands of their fellow inmates if their fellow inmates include not only biological men, but biological men who are criminals.
“We have to stop putting trans women who are incarcerated into prisons with men where they are at risk. It is our responsibility,” Warren told supporters at an Iowa campaign stop in Marshalltown, according to The Hill.
LifeSiteNews suggests that if Warren should become president and actually pursue policy change, “it would likely take the form of relaxing the Trump administration’s standards for placing gender-confused individuals in opposite-sex prisons, which consider a variety of factors but start by recognizing biological sex for the initial determination.”
Warren faced immediate backlash from conservatives on Twitter who rightfully criticized her lack of concern for the consequences her proposal would have for actual female inmates.
I’m guessing the trans women population in prison would skyrocket under a Warren Presidency. https://t.co/IkOKrv9g3T
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) January 13, 2020
Warren: "We have to stop putting trans women who are incarcerated into prisons with men where they are at risk."
What about the risk to biological women when biological MEN (trans women) are put into women's prisons?!
Warren's stance is crazy.pic.twitter.com/fLuFB3ilOf
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) January 13, 2020
LifeSiteNews explains this ongoing policy debate:
There has been growing concern in both the United States and the United Kingdom over placing men who claim to be women in female prison populations. A record number of male inmates in England and Wales claim to be female, a subject that has garnered controversy partly due to cases like that of Stephen Wood, who assaulted four female inmates after being housed in a women’s facility as “Karen White.” Canada and Scotland have also seen cases of male prisoners claiming “transgender” status in order to secure lighter treatment during their incarceration.
It appears by “trans women” Warren is referring to anyone who simply declares themselves to be a trans woman which would result in, as Rep. Matt Gaetz pointed out, the population of trans women in prison to sky-rocket.
She makes no mention of any kind of litmus test to prove the legitimacy of such claims, such as proof of gender reassignment surgery or length of time on hormone therapy, for men who desire to be incarcerated with biological women.
If a man simply professes to be a woman, Warren believes we are bound to honor this claim and thus concede to their demands.
Warren has taken virtue signaling and “wokeness” to a whole new intolerable level. Thankfully, she is ranking third in the polls and it doesn’t seem as though she has a real shot of winning the Democratic nomination, let alone becoming the country’s next president. But you never know what primary season will bring after all, or if the other candidates could take this stance as well!
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