[Marxism] Two Women Charged With Attacking Trans Woman in North Carolina

MM marxmail00 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 17:04:01 MST 2019

Allowing transwomen to use public restrooms marked for women can be dangerous — for transwomen:

"Two North Carolina women are facing criminal charges for allegedly groping and verbally harassing a 29-year-old transgender woman in a public restroom.

“Raleigh residents Jessica Leann Fowler, 31, and Amber Nicole Harrell, 38, are charged with misdemeanor sexual battery and felony second-degree kidnapping in connection with the incident, which took place at downtown Raleigh’s Milk Bar December 9, The News & Observer reports. Fowler turned herself in to police Tuesday, and Harrell did so last weekend. Both posted bond and were released.


"North Carolina became nationally notorious in 2016 when it passed a law, House Bill 2, requiring trans people to use restrooms and other single-sex facilities designated for the gender on their birth certificate, not their gender identity, when in government buildings, including public schools and state colleges and universities. The law did not affect private businesses such as Milk Bar, but it was still widely viewed as an attack on transgender people, and it cost the state considerable business. HB 2 came in response to the city of Charlotte passing an ordinance banning anti-LGBTQ discrimination in public accommodations, including restrooms. Some opponents of the Charlotte ordinance painted transgender people as restroom predators, something that has been widely debunked, although trans people are often victims of harassment."


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