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CNN Panelist: Chelsea Manning Can Get 'Good Practice' as a Woman at Fort Leavenworth — VIDEO


CNN panelist and attorney Richard Herman thinks prison will be a positive experience for Chelsea Manning because it will provide "good practice" for being a woman:

"If he wants to be Chelsea, he can practice all he wants at Fort Leavenworth, cause those guys are there for a long time. So he can get good practice and when he gets out, he can get the operation, or whatever, and he can pay for it."


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  1. Enough with the transphobia on this site. Some of these comments are hate speech and it's disgusting to read. Haven't we learned from our own experiences of prejudice and discrimination?

    Gay and trans people are NOT the same, but we do share the same issues. Mistreatment of gay people is so often based on ideas about gender (i.e. what "real men" should and should not do with their bodies). We share trans people the struggle to live freely in and with our bodies. Stop being a jerk - dehumanizing Chelsea Manning (or anyone for that matter) does not advance any cause or bring greater clarity to our struggles.

    Posted by: mike128 | Aug 25, 2013 12:27:40 AM

  2. Gawd Almighty, "Mr." Harris, you're more of a mess than I thought. Well beyond reason and without a solid moral or psychological leg upon which to stand. Here's wishing you many life-changing experiences in the years you have to live, hopefully not as entrapped in the self-appointed Hell you now represent so ably.

    Posted by: Thomas Cardellino | Aug 25, 2013 2:25:27 AM

  3. Pretty frightening that you are a doctor. You have been unable to justify your stereotyping of gay and lesbian people. You took glee at what you presumed was my old age and shortened longevity. And you resorted to insults and name-calling. Certainly not what one expects from a carer and a professional.

    Fortunately, it is unlikely in your practice that you encounter many gay and lesbian youth. I would hate to see them subjected to your archaic and bigoted views about how their sexual orientation renders them comparable to crossdressers and hermaphrodites.

    Posted by: Harris | Aug 25, 2013 2:43:24 AM

  4. Harris = incredibly uncredible - meaning zero credibilty in this thread. Defending a point by lumping cross-dressers, transsexuals, and hermaphrodites together made me discount you completely.

    Posted by: Jonny | Aug 25, 2013 3:59:39 AM

  5. What a horrible thing to say. Prison rape is still rape, and still soul shattering. I don't think being a woman is also consenting or encouraging rape just because one is locked up. Manning deserves to go to prison, fine, but being raped was not part of his/her sentence. These news people should be reprimanded and told to apologize for their inappropriate language.

    Posted by: Gordon | Aug 25, 2013 7:43:47 AM

  6. i could only guess which would be first in line. what a scum bag

    Posted by: L Goethe | Aug 25, 2013 8:38:37 AM

  7. I'm always amazed that people are okay with making rape jokes about those who are in prison. It's like they don't even know that they are talking about rape, or know what rape is.

    Posted by: Cadence | Aug 25, 2013 9:04:35 AM

  8. CNN now books Fox News guest "experts"? WTF?!

    Posted by: Koskalaka Maricón | Aug 25, 2013 11:02:33 AM

  9. @ENOUGH Don't let the door hit you in your dumb ass on the way out. Good riddance, I say.

    Trans issues are human rights issues. I appreciate the Towleroad cares enough to give us information on such issues.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 25, 2013 12:15:29 PM

  10. Dear "Mr." Harris: You've said it all. Bye-Bye forever!

    Posted by: Thomas Cardellino | Aug 25, 2013 8:47:01 PM

  11. What a sad, pathetic man. I hope to never have the displeasure of meeting him in person. Ignorant and cruel.

    Posted by: Marc | Aug 26, 2013 4:18:56 AM

  12. Heh, the funny thing is that Harris and Thomas are fighting over miscommunication. You guys are arguing the same thing, also, kinda terrible at sentence structure.

    Posted by: Fenrox | Aug 26, 2013 12:42:13 PM

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