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Sexual predators’ rights take priority in prison

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THE Government policy of housing ‘trans women’ in female prison wings is being challenged in court by a female who claims that she was sexually assaulted behind bars by a transgender inmate with convictions for serious sexual offences against women

The woman, known only as FDJ, says she was attacked in 2017 by a trans woman, known as J, who was housed in the general population of a women’s prison.

FDJ’s lawyer, Karon Monaghan QC, is arguing at the High Court in London that the Government’s policy of allocating trans inmates to prisons based on their declared gender identity unlawfully discriminates against women.

According to Ms Monaghan, trans inmates account for one per cent of the population of women’s prisons but are responsible for 5.6 per cent of assaults. She quoted Ministry of Justice statistics for England and Wales showing that in 2017 there were 125 trans prisoners, 60 of whom were serving sentences for sexual offences including 27 for rape. She told the court: ‘Just about half of trans prisoners are serving sentence for sexual offences,’ and noted that between 2016 and 2020 there were seven sexual assaults against females in women’s prisons by ‘trans women’.

At an earlier hearing, Ms Monaghan argued that the trans policy was introduced in spite of ‘the extraordinary vulnerability of female prisoners and the prevalence of a history of abuse and gendered violence’, claiming that MoJ statistics suggested trans prisoners were ‘five times more likely to carry out sex attacks on inmates in women’s jails than other prisoners are’.

A male prison officer who sexually assaulted a female prisoner would face prosecution as well as losing his job; despite this, the MoJ argue that their trans policy is ‘legitimate’, including in its aims ‘facilitating the rights of transgender people to live in and as their acquired gender [and] protecting transgender people’s mental and physical health’.

Clearly, the ‘mental and physical health’ of genuinely female prisoners must take a back seat to the ‘rights’ of a minority of male sex offenders to fulfil their fantasy of being able to prey on female victims who are unable to escape their attentions.

Sarah Hannett, for the MoJ, rejected Ms Monaghan’s claims, saying they were based on ‘a tiny data sample of seven sexual assaults over a four-year period’, from which it was ‘impossible to draw any meaningful conclusion’.

The only meaningful conclusion that the public can draw from this scandalous situation is that despite its ‘war on woke’, the Government continues to prioritise the dubious ‘rights’ of sexual predators above those of women.

Perhaps this trans madness will stop only when someone brings a legal challenge based on the definition of the sociological term ‘gender’ and its application to the reality of biological sex.

A million certificates would not make a man a woman or a woman a man, and pretending that a ‘trans woman’ is really a woman succeeds only in imprisoning us all in a lie.

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Ann Farmer
Ann Farmer is the author of By Their Fruits: Eugenics, Population Control, and the Abortion Movement (Catholic University of America, 2008).

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