Military Forcing Chelsea Manning to Adhere to Male Grooming Standards While Imprisoned
Bad news for me: Military continues to make me cut my hair to male standards > = | I’m gonna fight in court
— Chelsea Manning (@xychelsea) September 18, 2015
Apparently, being in prison isn’t enough of a punishment. Nor is the threat of solitary confinement. Now, the military has denied Chelsea Manning’s request to follow feminine grooming standards in military prison in what seems to be another attempt to humiliate Manning and disregard her transgender identity.
Thankfully, the ACLU seems to be on the case:
BREAKING: Military officials deny Chelsea Manning permission to follow female grooming standards while incarcerated — ACLU National (@ACLU) September 18, 2015
Still unknown is what’s suddenly changed, as Manning has changed her name, has been undergoing hormone replacement therapy, and was presenting as female. More on this as it develops.
(via Jezebel; Featured Image via Daily Chalkupy on Flickr)
—Please make note of The Mary Sue’s general comment policy.—
Do you follow The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?
Have a tip we should know? [email protected]