Monday, 14 September 2015

Chelsea Manning: Transphobia At The Intersection Of The Military And Prison Industrial Complexes

“The purpose and intent of the military-industrial and prison industrial complexes are very similar. While both systems often appear to be functioning separately, there are more and more instances where they operate in unison. This is especially the case in our post-9/11 world, in which these frameworks and structures overlap and operate together in many places. Both systems impact women and other gender and sexual minorities--the imposition of strict gender norms of femininity on women, and the praise of masculinity and the macho at the expense of femininity, which is deemed a signed of ‘weakness.’”

From an essay in TruthOut.

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