Shiloh Heavenly Quine, a transgender woman previously known as Rodney James Quine, was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery. (See my post: California Inmate Receives State-Funded Sex-Reassignment Surgery; January 11, 2017). In January “she” became the first person in the United States to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery while being incarcerated, after which “she” was transferred to a women’s prison, a move “she” had previously requested. Now, however, Shiloh claims “she” is being subjected to “torture,” because prison officials have denied “her” a razor, and consequently “she” is sporting a beard and mustache. The 57-year-old convict said having facial hair in a women’s prison is having a “huge impact on day-to-day life,” and making it increasingly difficult to transition to a woman.
What a bunch of crap. Deal with it, sister. You know what actually had a huge impact on people’s day-to-day lives? You murdering a father of three in cold blood. So get a bottle of Nair and shut up. Besides, I thought a person is whatever a person identifies as, regardless of appearance, no? I guess women prisoners really are “mean girls,” huh? Are they laughing at you and calling you names? Sticks and stones, Ms. Quine, sticks and stones.
A spokesperson for the Central California Women’s Facility said all female inmates are denied razors and televisions- among other privileges- while they are being evaluated, so Quine isn’t being singled out or subjected to cruel and unusual punishment. It is more than a little repulsive that “she” would attempt to play the victim card. It is as disgusting as it is preposterous.
Remarkably, Quine’s 2015 lawsuit arguing that “she” should be permitted to receive taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery was not only successful, but led to consideration of whether transgender female inmates in men’s prisons should be given items such as nightgowns, scarves and necklaces.
In fact, Quine’s attorneys at the Transgender Law Center are still arguing with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation over precisely what should be provided to transgender felons. Another court hearing to discuss the matter is scheduled for April 27th. State regulators have recently proposed rules that would permit transgender female inmates housed in men’s facilities to have access to feminine undergarments, lip gloss, and mascara. (Conversely, transgender male inmates living in women’s facilities would be allowed to use aftershave and wear boxers).
The bottom line, so to speak, is that transgender prisoners in California may soon be provided with bras, panties, cosmetics, and other personal items corresponding with their chosen gender identity. But, if recent history is any indication, this may not be satisfactory to felonious-Americans. It is likely that convicted male murderers who now identify as women may demand matching sets of high-end intimates, perhaps by Victoria’s Secret, Playful Promises, Holly Rafaela or Buttress & Snatch. If bandeaus, thongs, and chemises aren’t promptly provided, more lawsuits are a fait accompli.
It is a given that items from the Kim Kardashian Kollection and Caitlyn Jenner Collection be available to jailbirds if we want to avoid offending the incarcerated-transgender-female-criminal-community. It is on us to show our tolerance and inclusiveness by providing these psychopaths with much-needed thongs, French Maids, and Baby-Dolls.
Robbery, kidnapping and murder are one thing, but depriving transgender “female” prisoners of a camisole or a chemisette is beyond the pale.