Islan Nettles

Islan Nettles

Islan Nettles was a fellow transgendered woman who was murdered by being bludgeoned by an asshole whose name I won’t mention here.  After throwing slurs and other derogatory language at Ms. Nettles, he apparently decided that his fist needed to be tossed in for good measure.

While I realize this asshole didn’t intend on killing Ms. Nettles, one cannot forget this asshole did intend on harm.  He is currently under investigation by the hate crimes division.  While I have ideological issues with things like “thought” crimes, I don’t believe it to be possible to offer a rational argument that this man was filled with hate.

Personally I hope he rots in jail for a significant portion of his life, and I hope that while in there he learns that gender roles and expectations are simply defined by the society you live in.  Your genitals don’t define your gender.

I refuse to let this man, and the people out there like him to lock me in the closet, yet I encourage anyone who reads this, stay safe.

-Maddy Love

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/23/new-york-hate-crime-transgender-woman-killed

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Trans* and an Atheist. Frequently in need of a hug, never in need of a prayer.

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