Bradley Manning announces he’s Chelsea Manning
My first reaction when I saw this on Twitter was, is this a joke? The day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison, this?
Apparently it’s serious. Manning announced on NBC via a letter that he will sue to force the Army to pay for hormone therapy, and presumably a sex change operation at some point, and to go by the name of Chelsea Manning:
“I am Chelsea Manning. I am a female.": Watch the interview with the Army private's lawyer. http://t.co/KiNexLVDeZ
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) August 22, 2013
Update: Reader Henry Hawkins reminds me of this song, which seems to fit, it’s Bradley Manning’s Chelsea Morning:
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The boys in Leavenworth will be really happy to meet Chelsea. (IYKWIMAITYD)
I think he just wants to get sent to a women’s prison where he’ll be safer. He can defend his nether parts a lot easier there.
Given the extremely high suicide rate among the “transgendered” population, why should taxpayers be paying for a “therapy” (i.e. sex change) for gender-disordered individuals that has such a poor success rate?
Where did you get the info that there is a high suicide rate among TG persons? I don’t know of any suicides among the people I know in the Chicago area or in general.
TG activists like to quote a statistic saying that 41 percent of transgendered people have attempted suicide. Whether it’s true or not, I would not know.
Whether or not “41%” is true is the right question. These kids may fill out a survey relating how in earnest they are about making a transition but the reality is different.
The survey may certainly be skewed from reality and is certainly different than what I have seen. Activists of course want you to empathize with their cause.
Most TG persons, I believe, know that if you attempt suicide you are not eligible to be considered a candidate for transition surgery.
That’s why I say “whether it’s true or not, I do not know” … the only transgender person I know in real life is actually pretty well adjusted, and lives a happy and productive life. And this is in a pretty small town, in the allegedly close-minded bigoted South.
Several studies have found this. Here’s a link to a Swedish study that followed 324 transsexuals: http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0016885
Here’s another link, this one to a study from the Netherlands that followed over 1000 transsexuals. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21266549
This study found that the transsexual group had a 51% higher mortality rate than the general public, mainly from suicide, drug abuse, etc., after the surgery.
I can’t vouch for Europe (and its availability of drugs and its nihilsm). I can vouch for only what I have seen here.
I do believe that prior to this century making any such transition would have been very difficult to navigate.
My latest encounter with attempted suicide: A “genetic” woman stood on the tracks in front of our Metra train the other day hoping to take her life. The train stopped in time and she was carted off to a hospital.
This kind of thing happens alot.
Life is hard.
That took balls.
Well, he will receive his release papers shortly. “For his protection”, the officials will say he can’t be at Leavenworth. “For their privacy” a female prison-equvalent won’t allow him at their facility.
Ugh. You just know that is what will happen.
Maybe he can be on Chelsea (Just) Lately ?
Some AH juge will order that he actualy be given all of that – referred to as female, given hormones, get his ‘thing’ flipped inside-out surgically, a head doctor 3 times a week at $ 150 per 45 minute shot to listen to him cry about how nobody likes him and hand him kleenex….
Which will be Chapter 17 in the book he writes.
Right before the part about being elected to the House and joining the GLBT Caucus.
Maybe we can have Major Hasan see him in prison. Although I doubt the islamist will be very sympathetic to Ms Chelsea.
How the hell did this guy get in the military?
In order to put a stop to all this “gender bender” nonsense such as this idiot’s latest example, we’re gonna need a Constitutional Amendment that goes something like: If anyone is born with 2 X-chromosomes, SHE is FEMALE. If anyone is born with 1 X- and 1 Y-chromosome, HE is MALE. That will be their legal gender assignment, for their ENTIRE LIFE. END OF DISCUSSION.
I understand your point of view, but based upon my experience with male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, must respectfully disagree.
I’m not surprised homosexuals want to talk about a homosexual gene, because if the actual cause is childhood – or adult- sexual abuse, they certainly don’t want to talk about it. To them, there is guilt, shame and humiliation attached to it, even though they were completely innocent. So rather than tell you that their grandfather, or their coach abused them, they’ll tell you they were born that way.
They have an unimaginably tough life – and I mean life. I know men in their late 60s who still have serious problems from childhood abuse.
Homosexuality and “gender confusion” used to be diagnosed mental disorders to be treated. I still think the former is, not dissimilar to alcoholism or drug addiction. The latter is a bit more serious and those people should be treated for it, rather than the rest of society being turned upside down because responsible people are afraid of offending them.
Welcome to your new reality, Bradley. You’re not in control of your life anymore. Military prisons don’t pay for sex change operations or hormone treatment for mentally confused individuals.
Manning thinks he is living in Massachusetts.
This was true before the military went homosexual pride and started persecuting anyone who says homosexuality is not healthy, wonderful, totally admirable, more virtuous than heterosexuality and just about the best thing to come down the pike since PBJ on sliced bread.
A spokesperson for Leavenworth is saying “The Army does not provide hormone therapy or sex-reassignment surgery for gender identity disorder” … though we’ll see how long that lasts.
What is it with progressives and their penis?
Anthony Weiner is so proud of his that he wants everyone to see it. Bradley Manning hates his so much that he wants to have it chopped off.
Like my niece says when her Shih Tzu does something she shouldn’t: they’re confused!
Now that you mention it, those two would be quite the couple.
The interviewer is so compliant with calling him “her”, as if one can just choose one’s sex based on mental state of mind (or a lie). This conveniently falls in line with the PC school decision to let kids choose if they want to use the boys or girls bathroom if they “FEEL” like they are the opposite sex.
No amount of surgery can actually change a sex, regardless of what they cut off or rearrange. And false reports of the “gay gene” fall apart as we map the human genome. Yet we are led by these “progressives” to change rules and laws to comply with every PC special rights group they concoct.
Just say no to special treatment, and especially to a half million in surgery. But NBC plays right along and he must be accepted as “she”, and even respected as a special person with “her” own civil rights fight. They transition traitor Manning into a sympathetic character.
Several years ago, I met a man who had been raped for a period of years beginning when he was 5 years old. As a result of trying to understand him, I began reading on male victims of childhood sexual abuse, discovering that those whose suffered the worst kinds of abuse can have “alternate personalities,” one or more of which can be female. Some of these “girls” are hidden from view and some of them are out and about. The old name was multiple personality disorder and now they call it “dissociative identity disorder.” To me, it feels like dealing with multiple personalities who do not get along with each other very well.
Many men molested by men as boys have “same sex attraction” although they prefer females. They struggle with it, and dislike it intensely. I don’t know if there is a homosexual gene, but I do know that being abused as a child can have a lifelong effect on a man.
For anyone who would like to understand from the victim’s perspective, I recommend http://www.MaleSurvivor.com. I’m a member there and have made some good friends who have helped me to understand the man that caused me to be there in the first place.
I have wondered if Bradley Manning was abused. He seems developmentally arrested with his childish concerns and comments, and alters are commonly stuck at the age at which they were abused. Not saying he has an alter, just saying… it wouldn’t surprise me. I know from experience, alters are easy to manipulate.
But for taxpayers, many of whom have suffered income cuts and many of whom don’t even have medical insurance, to be paying for the luxury of surgery for him, is immoral.
And yet NAMBLA is trying to get adult/child predation legalized and acceptable.
I’ll bet Chelsea just got a special tweet from Anthony Weiner.
I love Huma’s married name. Huma Weiner.
I am not surprised. I never followed this story closely because I pegged Manningas an immature attention whore and Gender confusion seems to be the cause d jour, so of course he know wants to be a she.
Next week Chelsea will issue a statement declaring he’s a teapot. His supporters will declare it’s illegal to incarcerate an inanimate object.
Shouldn’t it be Dee Manning?
Did San Diego Mayor Filthy Filner ask ‘her’ for a date yet ?
As M. Manning shouldn’t be having any sex for the next 30+ years, how about we handle this just before he gets out.
How about we let him manage it himself AFTER he gets out.
There is no greater punishment than allowing Manning to go through his imprisonment years with a dick.
Unless someone was born with mixed chromosomes, chimeric, hermaphroditic, or similar physical anomaly, there is no such thing as “transsexual”. There is only extreme transvestitism. I.e. Mentally disturbed.
Somebody please put this little rat into an isolated cell somewhere, and stop the media circus.
So, now Obama knows Manning is on his team… expecting a pardon very soon.
Let’s get to the real issue here. Who recruited this creep? Nobody in the chain of command noticed he was a bit off? Why he was he allowed near highly classified info and systems? Did the same guy recruit Nidal Hasan and recommend Snowden for his job at the NSA? There has to be a fundamental revamping of the security clearance process and people should be held accountable for clearing people who should not be cleared.
Not sure if the problem is recruitment. From what I heard from the trial he had the same command staff Nidal Hasan had. He has problems but some counseling will fix it. Morons should have took him off the job when he started showing issues.
The great comet impact is waaaaay overdue…
Check out (or not) “Chelsea’s” new Wikipedia page.
It reads like he/she/it has always been a female.
Except, of course, that for that evil government mandated gender assignment given at birth by a society so cruel, so backwards thinking it beckons back to the Dark Ages, before the Enlightenment.
The back and forth in the talk page for that article is interesting. But I find it curious that they’ve changed the pronouns to ‘she’ when referring to historical events in Manning’s life.
NC Mountain Girl is right. Manning’s been so devoted to the ‘Lookit me!’ philosophy of life that selling out his duties and country take second place. Now having been righteously convicted, he’s playing his few remaining cards in a way calculated to reap yet more attention, this time from the LGBT crowd who own some very wide-reaching publicity orgs and some very intense partisans.
He must be pretty desperate to resort to playing the trans card, I bet his ‘deck’ is looking pretty small right now.
Where to start?
First, why on earth do we, the taxpayers, have to pay for this sort of thing?
Second, I suppose this is his way of proving he is a lover, not a fighter. She is going to be a busy girl, and quite popular, for the next 35 years or so.
Third, how do we reconcile this sort of thing with the statements made by politicians such as New Jersey’s Crispy Creme? Just this past week he signed a law that says it’s a crime to try to change someone’s mind about their sexuality, yet it’s legal to confiscate my tax dollars to fund SURGERY to actually change someone’s sex organs?
LGBTQA version of “boy meets girl”
(LGBTQA- Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Questioning, and Allied, has offices on college campuses across America.)
Shut them and MSA all down.
Is it just me or does Manning look like Chelsea Clinton? Or better?
Next we’ll hear the pansy in the White House will change his name to Merle and be known as Merle Obamaron.
Well, I am all for helping Mother Nature cull the herd a little. If Chelsea wants to whack off his little thingy, then let him. The prospect of no Little Bradley’s in the future is comforting in its way, and well worth the price.
My first question on reading this was whether the Army will pay for this sort of gender reassignment, whether hormonal or surgical. I hope “no” is the correct answer.
If a white Army grunt who had just been sentenced to 35 years in Leavenworth tried to claim he was actually black, would the Army put a tanning bed in his cell?
Britain’s Brendan O’Neill:
“If I said, ‘I am black, so from now please refer to me as Afro-British’, people would mock me. Why? Because I’m not black. And likewise, Mr Manning is not a woman.”
He has a point there.
Did the Woman With A Penis Formerly Known As Bradley Manning pick “Chelsea” in hopes that President Hillary would feel more sympathetic?
Per NC Mountain Girl’s attention whore idea, once the media buzz over gender switch dies down, he’ll go on a hunger strike.
If I had a daughter, she’d look like… well, not like Bradley Manning.
The Daily Mail had his pic as a ‘female’ up over a week ago.
The US needs to reinstate the height restriction . 5’2″ for either sex is simply too short & looks stupid.
Raise the bar to 5’7″.minmal.
I now understand why every single nation roped into Iraq refused to be seen with the Americans let alone fight next to them?
Major embarrassment to be with midgets.
He’s actually better looking than Chelsea Clinton.