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Why does actress Morena Baccarin have an Adam’s apple?

I know there are more important things for me to post about, but this is one of those trivia that nags and bugs.

From Wikipedia:

The Adam’s apple, or laryngeal prominence, is a feature of the human neck, and is the lump or protrusion that is formed by the angle of the thyroid cartilage surrounding the larynx.

The structure of the Adam’s apple forms a bump under the skin. It is typically larger in adult males, in whom it is usually clearly visible and palpable. In females, the bump is much less visible and is hardly perceived on the upper edge of the thyroid cartilage. […]

An Adam’s apple is solely a characteristic feature of adult males, because its size tends to increase considerably during puberty. Its development is considered a secondary sexual characteristic of males that appears as a result of hormonal activity. Its level of development varies among individuals and the widening of that area in the larynx can occur very suddenly and quickly…. During adolescence, the thyroid cartilage grows together with the larynx. Consequently, the laryngeal prominence grows in size mainly in men. Together, a larger soundboard is made up in phonation apparatus and, as a result, the man gets a deeper voice note.

Here’s a pic of a man’s Adam’s apple:

Some time ago, I rented from Netflix Showtime’s Homeland TV series. A character in the first two seasons was Jessica Brody, the wife of Marine sergeant Nicholas Brody. The actress who played the wife is Morena Baccarin — a Brazil-born, attractive, feminine-looking woman, albeit with a preternaturally long neck.

Watching Baccarin, however, was disconcerting because of her prominent Adam’s apple.

Wikipedia says Morena Baccarin has a son with her first husband, and a daughter with her second husband. Below is a pic I found of a heavily pregnant Baccarin at an Emmy party on September 22, 2013:

Baccarin is said to have undergone plastic surgery for breast implants and a nose job. So why didn’t she shave her Adam’s apple?

Among the women I’ve known, I’ve never seen one with an Adam’s apple. Have you?

~Eowyn

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“Transgender” sex robots could be coming to a bedroom near you

real doll transgender

When technology meets transgenderism meets a machine.  Reality is no longer an authentic – or desired – truth.

From The Sun: Transgender sex robots could be a new and exotic way to spice things up in your bedroom. The Sun has learned that the Californian start-up responsible for the female Harmony sex droid is now considering a trans version too.

Realbotix has been constantly in the news in recent months thanks to its revolutionary robot sexual companions. Powered by artificial intelligence software, the lifelike bots have their own personalities, and can even have a conversation with you.

The female Harmony model was launched last year, and a male version was recently announced to be in development.

But a senior Realbotix director has told The Sun that a “transgender” model could be the company’s next big project. “We do believe there is a market not only for transgender, but for any other sexual preferences of gender,” said Guile Lindroth, who heads up AI at Realbotix.

Lindroth said a trans robot is “not out of our plans” once the male robot is in production later this year. He also told The Sun that it’s “not difficult” to re-design the physical robot design for a mixed-sex version.

The AI whiz explains that Realdoll, the company that started Realbotix, “already offers the option of transgender” sex dolls – without robotic functionality, of course.

Realdoll currently offers penis attachments for female sex dolls. And the company offers to create custom-built “trans” dolls for anyone willing to pay.

The challenge, Lindroth admits, is adapting the actual robot software to be compatible with “variations” of Realbotix dolls. “So we are starting with female and male before going further.”

Realbotix recently revealed a new male version of its flagship Harmony sex robot, promising “bionic penises” that would be “better than a vibrator”.

The company is constantly developing its robotics and AI software to make its products more lifelike. Latest models feature a mechanical articulated neck, lip-sync mechanisms for speech, and work with a dedicated app for your smartphone.

Realbotix says its software delivers “the most enjoyable conversation and interaction you can have with a machine”.

But trans activists have doubts about whether so-called “transgender” robots would be a good thing for the LGBT community.

Christine Burns MBE, a trans rights activist for nearly 30 years, told The Sun that a sex droid might just promote “the porn industry’s idea of a ‘she male'”.

She says this is a “creation which some kinds of men get aroused over”, but which bears “no resemblance to everyday trans people”.

“This kind of exploitative fantasy creation simply reinforces the idea that trans women are sexual objects.”

Burns says some men see trans women as “something to be aroused by, but harbouring a surprise package between their legs when undressed. The idea of ‘chicks with dicks’ is a representation created by men to exploit a market.

“I don’t begrudge people getting their thrills in what private way takes their fancy, this is in no way any kind of advancement or ‘acceptance’ for trans people. They spend their lives striving to live an authentic existence.

Speaking to The Sun, Stephanie Davies-Arai, spokesperson at Transgender Trend, added that making a connection between trans people and “so-called ‘chicks with d***s’ pornography” could be harmful. “This of course damages the new carefully-constructed image of transgender as having nothing to do with sexuality or fetish.”

No development work has begun on “transgender” sex robots yet, but male models are due to launch in 2018.

DCG

Manning files to run for Maryland Senate seat

bradley manning

Manning: A convicted traitor

Just what we need in DC, another traitor to the American people.

From Fox News: Chelsea Manning, a transgender former Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking classified documents, has filed to run for the U.S. Senate.

The Washington Post first reported Saturday that Manning has filed to run in Maryland for the seat of Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin.

The Federal Election Commission website shows a Jan. 11 filing for “Chelsea Manning for U.S. Senate” with the party affiliation registered as Democrat — suggesting a primary challenge for Cardin.

Manning, then known as Bradley Manning, was arrested in 2010 and convicted in 2013 of leaking a trove of sensitive documents to WikiLeaks. Manning’s sentence was controversially commuted by President Barack Obama in 2017 after Manning had served seven years of a 35-year sentence.

Since leaving prison, Manning has become known for controversial tweets, often accompanied with a series of emojis and the hashtag #WeGotThis. Last week, Manning tweeted out the message “f—k the police” on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, along with the hashtag #DisarmThePolice.

Manning has also referred to Immigration and Customs Enforcement as “literally the new gestapo.”

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BBC asks, “Is it discriminatory to refuse to date a trans women?”

india willoughby and ginuwine

Singer “Ginuwine” and “India” Willoughby

No. What happened to being pro-choice?

From BBC: A reality television programme kicked off a debate about whether it’s discriminatory or transphobic to refuse to date a transsexual person.

The argument started on UK reality television show Celebrity Big Brother, where minor celebrities are locked into a studio made to look like a house, then filmed 24/7.

As might be expected in such a situation, tensions run high and conversations can be fractious. One of the housemates is India Willoughby, a TV journalist who had an established career as a man before transitioning to become a woman.

Willoughby asked her housemates about their dating preferences, and the resulting conversation kicked off a social media storm.

“Would you go out with a transsexual woman?” she queried. “I believe it’s your choice… I would choose not to,” replied the R’n’B singer Ginuwine. “That doesn’t make me scared.”

“You would go out with a woman?” Willoughby asked. “Yes.”

“But you wouldn’t go out with a transsexual woman?”

“No.”

The conversation rumbled on. When Willoughby suggested “Let’s have a kiss,” Ginuwine replied “no” and leaned away from her.

India was later seen telling another guest that “all this superficial stuff that you are a woman and all that sounds great and is the right thing to say. But it makes no difference if people don’t believe it – that’s the problem.”

While some housemates defended Ginuwine’s refusal to date a transsexual woman as a “preference”, the issue divided the audience on Twitter.

The debate has continued to reverberate inside the house. Viewers of the programme vote off guests one at a time until a winner is selected, and on Friday India Willoughby is one of two celebrities facing a vote and possible eviction.

Some viewers claimed Ginuwine rebuffing the notion of dating a trans woman was discrimination or transphobia – dislike or fear of transgender people.

But others backed the “preference” argument and said the singer was entitled to state his dating choices without being criticised.

The debate reverberated on other social networks and outside the UK as well. A video from New York radio DJ Charlamagne Tha God defending Ginuwine’s stance as a preference has since been viewed more than 350,000 times on YouTube.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Male-to-female prison inmate in Illinois seeks rare transfer to female prison

deon strawberry hampton

Deon “Strawberry” Hampton

From MyFoxChicago: A 26-year-old transgender woman (MTF) serving a 10-year sentence in Illinois for burglary is seeking a rarely granted transfer to a female prison where she says she’ll be less vulnerable to the kinds of sexual assault, taunting and beatings she’s been subjected to in male prisons.

Deon “Strawberry” Hampton describes in a lawsuit filed last year asking for the transfer how guards and fellow inmates would regularly single her out for brutal treatment at the high-security prison in southern Illinois, Menard Correctional Center, and earlier at Pinckneyville Correctional Center.

A U.S. magistrate judge began a first-of-its-kind evidentiary hearing in Hampton’s case Friday in Benton, southeast of St. Louis, to help the court decide whether to order the transfer. The hearing, which will last several days, is focused on Hampton’s gender identity and on whether she could pose a risk to female inmates if moved.

While at the Pinckneyville prison, she alleges that guards made her and another transgender inmate perform sex acts on each other as the guards hurled slurs and laughed (wouldn’t this be caught on the multitude of video cameras in the facility?). When she was transferred to the higher security Menard, she says guards there warned they would retaliate for complaints she made about Pinckneyville guards.

Unable to comfortably represent herself as female in the male prison — where she can’t wear her hair or nails long — has also been devastating physiologically, said one filing from her lawyers at the Chicago-based MacArthur Justice Center and the Uptown People’s Law Center. “I feel inhuman,” Hampton was quoted as saying (everyone in prison feels “inhuman,” ever watch “60 Days In?”).

While prison officials do have the option of assigning such male-to-female transgender inmates to women’s prisons — it happens infrequently. Federal data from 2016 indicates there were no transgender prisoners in Illinois’ two female prisons; there were 28 in the state’s 24 male prisons.

Surveys support claims that transgender inmates are at greater risk of abuse. The latest available Justice Department data estimates there were over 3,200 transgender inmates in state and federal prisons as of 2012. And nearly 40 percent reported being victims of sexual misconduct by other inmates and guards — compared to around 4 percent (I’m guesings that number is much higher as you don’t “rat out” that information) of the general prison reporting such abuse.

Some prisons and jails nationwide have faced similar legal challenges. Jennifer Picknelly, a transgender woman who in Massachusetts, sued a sheriff alleging she was mocked with anti-transgender slurs, extorted and raped while an inmate at a Hampden County jail for men in 2016. She recently agreed to drop the suit in exchange for a slightly earlier release.

Having a court decide where to send Hampton and other transgender inmates “would directly interfere with the operations of the (department) in a situation where Plaintiff is merely attempting to manipulate the system,” Illinois Department of Corrections lawyers argued in a filing. 

The same state filing casts doubt, not only on Hampton’s accounts of abuse by guards, but on her gender identity — alleging that Hampton in initial sessions with prison health workers never claimed to be transgender and, in the words of the filing, “was ok with being male.”

But a key witness for Hampton, clinical psychiatrist George Brown, said in a declaration to the court before Friday’s hearing that Hampton shows all the features of someone convinced of their identity as a female, saying Hampton has identified as female since the age of 5.

He also challenged the department’s contention that Hampton is a greater risk to women because she hasn’t had sex reassignment surgery, saying such a view “conflicts with all reliable medical literature.” He added Hampton’s low testosterone levels due to previous hormone treatments meant she was “functionally chemically castrated.”

A decision on the transfer request isn’t expected for several weeks.

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NHS care: Woman requests female doctor, met by pre-op transgender medic with stubble & a beard

male nurse

From Daily Mail: A woman who asked to be seen by a female nurse when she went for a smear test was ’embarrassed’ when she was allocated a person with ‘stubble and a beard’.

Upon being called in for the procedure (pap smear), the patient said she was ‘distressed’ to discover that the nurse was biologically male. When she pointed out the mistake, the nurse responded that their gender was not male and that they were transsexual. 

In the end, the patient decided not to go ahead with the intimate procedure and complained to the NHS

She told The Sunday Times that it was ‘weird where somebody says to you “my gender is not male” and you think: “well, what does that even mean? You’re clearly a man!”‘

The patient described the nurse as having an ‘obviously male appearance…close-cropped hair, a male facial appearance and voice, large number of tattoos and facial stubble.’

The woman received an apology from the NHS following the incident at a clinic in North West London NHS Foundation on September 16 last year.

In her letter of complaint she wrote that, when booking the appointment, she had requested a female nurse or practitioner. She added: ‘People who are not comfortable about this are presented as bigots and this is kind of how I was made to feel about it.’

The patient emphasised that her complaint was not in relation to the nurse’s appearance or gender status.

It comes as equalities minister and education secretary Justine Greening said she was considering proposals that would allow people to legally change their gender without being diagnosed by a doctor.  

Ms. Greening was last week said to be getting cold feet about self-certification after a consultation on changes to the Gender Recognition Act was delayed.

James Caspian, a psychotherapist who works specialises in working with transgender people, said scenarios similar to that the patient who went for a smear test experienced would become more common is self-certification went ahead. He argued that politicians had not thought through the implications of such a move. 

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust said: ‘We apologised to this patient for the recording error and because the staff member accepted they didn’t manage the situation appropriately or professionally; the patient needed to feel listened to.

‘Trust policy for all services is to consider seriously all requests for clinicians of a particular gender; it allows patients to feel more supported; we will deny a request if we believe it to be sexually motivated or where there might be a risk to a member of staff, but we will always explain ourselves.’

NHS guidelines say its transgender employees receive equal treatment and protection from discrimination at work but does not go into specifics about procedures.

The national census will ask every home in England and Wales if a transgender person lives there.  The question, likely to be in the 2021 census, will be the first official attempt to count people who say they were born in the wrong sex.

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Website sells fake penises to ‘transgender’ kids as young as 5

Biologists say there is no such thing as “transgenderism,” our sex being determined by our DNA (males have the XY chromosomes; females have XX chromosomes), except in the very rare cases of genuine hermaphrodites.

But that hasn’t stopped the Left from their “transgender” propaganda that, with lightning speed, has overtaken America and the West, if not the world, in the space of a mere 2-4 years.

Even more absurd is the notion of “transgender” young children. Think back to your childhood: did you, when you were very young, have a gender identity as male or female? In fact, studies have found that children’s “gender identity” is surprisingly fluid — the majority of kids who imagine themselves to be “transgender” simply grow out of it.

But where there’s a buck to be made, opportunists — especially opportunists with an ideological agenda — are sure to exploit.

There is a website that hawks merchandise to “transgender” children. From the image on the website, Transkids target very young children — as young as 2-3 years old:

Transkids’ “About Us” page says:

TransKids is run by Searah, who also runs a site for trans guys called ftmessentials.com. After years of helping adults find high-quality gender expression gear, she saw the need for a site and store that focused more on kids and their unique needs.

Searah hopes that all parents coming here can trust that this is a safe and affirming place, where helping your kids live fully and embodied is our only goal.

Transkids sell children’s books with titles as My Princess Boy and Jacob’s New Dress, all the better to confuse and indoctrinate kids.

The online store also sells fake, prosthetic penises, in extra-small for kids 5 years or younger.

  • Masho Packer: A “soft-skin” penis and testicles with “life-like” texture, which is designed for adults but, happily, “is one of the smaller packers on the market”. The rubber penis is 1.25″ wide and measures 4″ from base to tip. Thoughtfully, the penis “is angled downward for a more realistic and less ‘outstanding’ package.” It is suggested that the child “wear this in a harness, packing strap or pocketed jock strap”.
  • Model E Stp (Circumcised): A “stand-to-pee” silicone devise for a 8-13 years old girl who imagines herself to be male so that she can stand up while urinating. The devise is “discreet enough that they can be worn all day under clothes.” Just hold the upper rim of the devise over the urethra, aim and pee!, then shake it out.
  • Model E Stp (Uncircumcised): The same “stand-to-pee” devise, but the fake penis is uncircumcised — for Gentiles. So thoughtful!

And here’s Transkids’ owner, Searah Deysach (because “Sarah” is so conventional and boring). Three guesses as to her ethnicity!

H/t The Goldwater

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~Eowyn