In which Laverne Cox reads aloud a letter from Synthia China Blast, a trans woman who has been in prison for 21 years. She’s joining forces with the Sylvia Rivera Law Project on a petition to achieve safer housing conditions for trans people in New York prisons. Wow. (via BuzzFeed)
This male that Laverne is trying to help ruthlessly raped and abused a 13 year old girl named Ebony Nicole Williams and deserves literally 0 sympathy from anyone…I don’t know what Laverne is doing. But of all transgender causes she could have used her fame to help promote awareness to, she chose this one….
Are. You. Fucking. Kidding. Me?
Quotes by and about Synthia:
She claims that before she met Eddie, she’d had sex with some of the most notorious rapists and killers in the New York prison system. “It seems that my only attractions are to society’s sickest and most twisted lowlifes”.
And that fetish suits Eddie just fine: “I liked that she was excited by my murders”.
And this gem:
"I can honestly say that my sweet serial killer is a lady’s man now," Blast wrote. “Only if I was a real woman I could bring about little future serial killers to terrorize NYC like my husband did. How [New Yorkers] would of loathed the Zodiac Children.”
Synthia has a textbook understanding of “girlhood/femininity”, too:
“I have always been a girl,” says Synthia, who legally changed her name when she got to Attica. “I was always trying on makeup, and my sister would sneak me cotton panties.”
Soon after they got “married,” Synthia told him, “Go take a shower and come back here.” Eddie did as instructed. Then she says she gave him oral sex through the cell bars. (…) After that, they repeated this scenario about twice a week—always with Eddie receiving and Synthia giving. That was how they both wanted it.
“I’m not gay,” Eddie points out. “I focus on her feminine exterior. I’m not interested in what’s down there, not until after the operation. I think of her as a woman.”
Synthia continued to take her role as wife very seriously. Every day, she cooked for Eddie using a hot pot he’d given her. And as the husband, Eddie bought her prison-approved supplies with the savings from his $21-a-month porter job.
As usual I’m not surprised, just disappointed. Did Laverne do her research?
The quotes are repugnant. The person in question is disgusting and obviously a re-offence risk.
"I liked that she was excited by my murders".
and of course Laverne Cox is going to defend this fucker. Janet Mock can defend someone who nearly decapitates his wife, so she’s gotta up the ante to stay relevant.
Remember when the trans community used to defend people worth defending?
And then it was Bradley Manning, who beat a woman to pulp.
Then it was Paul Witherspoon, who raped two little girls but it’s okay, he hasn’t stuck his dick in a prepubescent kid in like, aaaages.
Then it was Kosilek, but that’s okay cause maybe his wife said mean things to him about him wearing her panties.
Now it’s this fucker, who should just have been put down.
Jesus Christ. What the hell happened, you guys?!
"A passenger on a No. 2 train, running on elevated tracks nearby, saw the flames and called the police. Detectives found the body badly burned. There were no clothes, jewelry or other means of identification. "All I saw was that her hair had been worn in corn rows," Sergeant Garvey recalled.
The Medical Examiner was unable to determine a precise cause of death and listed it only as “homicidal violence.” For days, the girl was known to detectives only as a face in a sketch drawn from the informant’s description — a frail girl about 4 feet 2 inches tall, with narrow-set eyes, broad cheekbones and a strong chin.”
I guess we only care about Black bodies when they look like Laverne’s, and not when they belong to a tiny little girl who ran away and died horribly, so horribly that the only way they could identify her was by dental x-rays.
nytimes dot com/1993/09/03/nyregion/slain-girl-is-identified-as-runaway-from-harlem.html
But then again, males of all sorts have always used the bodies of women to get ahead. I don’t know why I expected Cox to do anything BUT capitalize on the rape of a little girl to stay relevant.