Wednesday, April 29, 2009

$500,000 transsexual bailout

A federal judge has awarded a former Army Special Forces commander nearly $500,000 because she was rejected from a job at the Library of Congress while transitioning from a man to a woman.
Diane Schroer of Alexandria, Va., applied for the terrorism analyst job while she was still a man named David Schroer. He was offered the job, but the offer was pulled after he told a library official that he was having surgery to change his gender.
U.S. District Judge James Robinson ruled Tuesday that Schroer was entitled to $491,190 in back pay and damages because of sex discrimination.
You could also view this as a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act, since Shroer is an amputee.

UPDATE: In an unrelated but equally weird development, People magazine has named Timothy Geithner and Rahm Emanuel to its "100 Most Beautiful People" list. Helen Thomas has demanded a recount.


  1. The inmates are running the asylum.

  2. OneCleverCookie said...

    "The inmates are running the asylum."

    Yeah, and they have very good skills with demolitions, weapons, tactics, and hand-to-hand fighting.

    Another scary thought: The military actually ATTRACTS transgenders. See -- it's called 'the male protest' by the part of the medical community that specializes in gender issues and provides medical supervision and services to transitioners.

    Basically, you're born with the wrong brain for your body. You naturally want to behave in a certain manner, but parents, relatives -- in fact a vast conspiracy by society -- won't let you be yourself. You get punished for behaving 'that way'

    So, if you got stuck with female brains in a male body, the military looks GREAT! Maybe all that MACHO will cure you once and for all.

    But, there's nothing to cure. So joining the military (or getting married, or doing extreme sports,) can't fix what ain't broken.

    But we pick up great skills along the way (and some of them can be quite lethal...)

    I was a part of a 2,000-soldier major command in the army. I'm one of four transwomen (male-to-female transsexuals.)

    Two of them I personally know from active duty. The third, we know so many people in common we wonder why our paths never crossed.

    4 in 2,000. One in 500. Three of us are 'amputees', the fourth is stalled due to economic problems.

    And we have all been to leadership and management training, so we're well-qualified to run the asylum you yourselves are also members of.

    Have a nice day...


    D'you have the huevos to post my last comment?

  4. "Yeah, and they have very good skills with demolitions, weapons, tactics, and hand-to-hand fighting."

    Right. Assuming one stays current, that would make one a skilled inmate.

    And I don't buy the military as a source for a "cure." Not a few people take up such careers for ambition, power... even raw arrogance. Hmmm... basic as a journey of self-discovery? Internal conflict resolution? Naw. Arrogance.

  5. How do we know it's your last?

  6. Hazumu, are you sure you weren't in the Signal Corps? Because they were always claiming that the problem was at the other end.