On social media, there is a discussion going on about this article, where a child rapist wants to get a sex change operation while in prison at taxpayer expense. A judge agreed, and has ordered that the operation will be done at taxpayer expense. Here is how the discussion went:
Man#1: So messed up. I’d love to know why tax payers should be forced to pay this bill? None of this makes any sense.
Snowflake: Because it falls under the realm of healthcare and prisoners can’t be denied healthcare.
Woman#1: this isn’t healthcare
Snowflake: Yeah it really is healthcare. Just cuz we don’t like the circumstances don’t mean it isn’t.
Man #2: It’s cosmetic surgery. This it seems healthy, why can’t he get a paying prison job and save his money?
Snowflake: We could make this argument about any healthcare issue for any inmate. For example, if a murder needs heart surgery the murder will get it.
Woman#1: you are comparing apples and elephants.
Snowflake: Are you saying you’re okay with a murderer getting healthcare but not a rapist? Or do you just hate trans people more than murderers?
Divemedic: No, she is saying that sexual reassignment is not a necessary procedure. It is elective, no different than a person expecting a facelift or a breast enlargement on the public dime.
Snowflake: That’s just an uneducated opinion. Most doctors and therapists would agree with this action.
Divemedic: Of course they would. I am sure that most auto dealers would support buying every inmate a car. If doctors support it so much, then they can do the surgery for free. Or perhaps the inmate desiring the elective procedure can set up a gofundme page, and all of the people who support it can pay for it.
Snowflake: False equivalence. I mean if ya hate trans people then just say you hate trans people.
Divemedic: I don’t hate trans people any more than I hate people who want to drive a Ferrari. I just don’t think it is proper to force me (through taxes) to pay for something that someone else chooses to do.
Just because I believe that the procedure shouldn’t be done at my expense doesn’t mean that I hate anyone.