It’s the short prison hair cut that makes Chelsea Manning feel like a “freak”, according to Manning.
That’s what I thought – it’s the hair.
The famous Transgender prisoner Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, is suing the army because she ‘feels like a freak’ after being forced to have a two-inch prison haircut.
She’s been crying over her short hair.
“I felt gross — like Frankenstein’s monster wandering around the countryside avoiding angry mobs with torches and pitchforks,” she wrote in a blog post from prison. Feeling “humiliated, hurt and rejected,” she felt like “giving up” and said she “cried and cried and cried and sniffled a little bit, and then cried some more.”
The ACLU is on the case:
“Plaintiff feels like a freak and a weirdo,” Manning asserts in her complaint, “not because having short hair makes a person less of a woman — but because for her, it undermines specifically recommended treatment and sends the message to everyone that she is not a ‘real’ woman.”
This is what he wants to look like to not feel like a “freak”: