So, yesterday, I posted a tiny rant on my personal Facebook page about how ridiculous Target is when it comes to this whole "gender neutral signage" crap, because apparently, parents don't have common sense anymore and children aren't supposed to see gender anymore. And listen – I hardly ever rant about politics or culture or anything like that on my personal Facebook page. I save that stuff for THIS page. But I couldn't help it, y'all.
We have gone and lost our minds in this country. If there IS no such thing as gender, and we're trying so hard to make it so neutral, then why did Caitlyn pay 70 grand on feminization surgery and want so badly to wear a form-fitting Versace to the damn ESPYs?
Anywho, one of my besties from high school, who happens to now live in L.A., chimed in and said that California taxpayers are being forced to pay for the reassignment operation of a transgender inmate. As if three squares, a roof over his (now her) head, cable TV, and a free education isn't enough for a prisoner these days (you're welcome!), now taxpayers have to pay for "Shiloh Quine, who entered the California prison system in 1980 as Rodney," to become a chick.
I kid you not. This is happening in America.
Anyone remember when prison was a place where folks where punished for doing really bad things? And it wasn't a freaking day spa for people to get stuff paid for by taxpayers?
In the case of Shiloh – formerly known as Rodney – she/he is serving a life sentence for murder, kidnapping, and robbery. But Shiloh "suffers severe gender dysphoria that can be treated only by physically conforming her body to her psychological gender."
The article continued:
The agreement to settle Quine's federal lawsuit seeking the surgery was announced late Friday, with a brief statement from the corrections department that 'every medical doctor and mental health clinician who has reviewed this case, including two independent mental health experts, determined that this surgery is medically necessary for Quine."
Medically necessary. So, it's obviously necessary for American taxpayers to foot the bill.
So there you go, folks. Like Caitlyn said…it's the "new normal!"