Chealsea Manning took a selfie last night from a building ledge and tweeted it with a suicide note.
Manning has done things that I consider beneath contempt and holds views that I find flawed at best...but damn.
You. Don't. Yell. Jump.
We're not dealing with a pedo here.
Manning is a broken and sad person, who has undergone surgical procedures that have a high rate of suicide amongst their many deleterious side effects. Manning is also 30 years old and has ample opportunity to live, be free, get it together and pursue happiness.
Lets hope that opportunity is not thrown away.
Meh. I didn't mind it when they executed Chaushescu, why care about Manning, who should've been convicted and hung long ago?
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Tue May 29 22:18:16 2018 (LZ7Bg)
I wouldn't care if Manning had rotted in jail for the rest of his miserable life, but there are few people I want to see splat on the pavement.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wed May 30 04:48:30 2018 (PiXy!)
While espionage isn't usually thought of as a 'cry for help', it's clear Manning was struggling with mental illness well before he decided to become Chelsea. And as I understand it, it's not that the surgery makes persons-of-transition more prone to suicide, but rather that many of them were already suicidal, and the results of their treatment didn't live up to their hopes.
(honestly, I'm waiting for the worldwide deluge of malpractice lawsuits against the clumsy hackwork that doctors falsely label as a 'sex change', and child-abuse prosecutions for anyone 'transitioning' children)
Cynical me, however, suspects that Manning's tweet was more "pay attention to me" than "cry for help".
Posted by: J Greely at Wed May 30 11:24:39 2018 (tgyIO)
"And as I understand it, it's not that the surgery makes persons-of-transition more prone to suicide, but rather that many of them were already suicidal"
That's correct. Suicide rates for both pre- and post-op transsexuals are both crazy high, but IIRC not meaningfully different from each other.
Posted by: Rick C at Wed May 30 18:44:23 2018 (ITnFO)
Add in the fact, often glossed over, that after surgery you will never, ever have another orgasm, and who wouldn't want to die?
Posted by: Mauser at Wed May 30 19:31:08 2018 (Ix1l6)
The lobby of people who push people into the surgery is nearly rabid in their attempts to suppress that bit of info.
Posted by: Rick C at Wed May 30 20:26:34 2018 (ITnFO)
I have had the misfortune of witnessing a Dominatrix who specializes in guiding men through the sex change process, and them abandoning them once they've been cut. Apparently her secret fetish being the destruction of men, rather than the professed support of transgenderism.
Posted by: Mauser at Thu May 31 19:17:04 2018 (Ix1l6)
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu May 31 20:11:39 2018 (3bBAK)
BTW, plain blue header again. If needed, I have a screenshot.
Posted by: Mauser at Thu May 31 23:16:36 2018 (Ix1l6)
Possibly related: Manning lost his (court) appeal today. If he saw which way the wind was blowing a few days ago, that would be cause for some despair.
Posted by: J Greely at Fri Jun 1 17:40:09 2018 (LGSd2)
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