To accept transgender people at face value is to deny those who want to be treated for mental illness.
Chelsea Manning is simply Roy Moore in softer dress: a rage-stoking, base-riling ghoul sent to torment the political establishment into submission.
Although I believe Chelsea Manning is a traitor, the decision to rescind Manning’s fellowship will set a dangerous precedent that could damage Republicans on campus.
If we’re serious about treating trans people equally, Manning’s crimes should be treated seriously, not diminished or even celebrated because of one’s status as a transperson.
If discrimination were truly a motivating factor for transgender suicide or attempts such as Chelsea Manning’s, you would expect the black suicide rate to be higher than the white rate.
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