Thursday, August 13, 2015

Military Being Ridiculously Horrible to Chelsea Manning

Prisons in this country are terrible to inmates and throw them into solitary confinement for way too long for minor infractions. People in this country hate trans women. What happens when you combine the two?

Wikileaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who is serving 35 years in a military prison for disclosing government secrets, now faces indefinite solitary confinement for a series of minor infractions, including possession of a Vanity Fair issue featuring Caitlyn Jenner’s seminal interview, Malala Yousafzai’s memoir, and an expired tube of toothpaste, according to her lawyers and supporters.

Those are some terrible reasons to subject her to actual fucking torture that drives people out of their minds.

I don't know why any of those items would be banned. Expired toothpaste? Does toothpaste expire?

She also apparently had the audacity to sweep some food under the table and ask for a lawyer. Oh, the humanity.

They're obviously attacking her for being trans and/or for being a whistleblower. Unfortunately, honestly, there's very little we can do. But there is a petition. And let's all be as fucking loud about this as possible, because no one should be subjected to solitary confinement. And especially not for toothpaste-related infractions.

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