The state of California continues to lead the brave charge for gender neutrality and inclusivity! Governor Jerry Brown just announced that all state prisons will become gender neutral, and the current prison populations which are segregated by the harmful, binary, socially constructed gender conspiracy will be combined, beginning January first of next year.
Heck to the yes, Cali! Can you say PROGRESS?
Just in case you were wondering if their commitment to the cause was questionable: YES, even maximum security prisons, which house the state's most violent and sadistic criminals, will be gender-neutral within a few short months. And why shouldn't they be? What, us fragile little ladies can't handle ourselves against large, physically aggressive men, just because your toxic heteronormative worldview says we have significantly less muscle mass and testosterone? Please! We got this!
With California leading the way toward progress once again, we certainly hope other states will follow suit and stop segregating prisons by the gender fairy tale, because this only serves to perpetuate a noxious environment of gender expectations and discrimination.
Say it with us: GENDER IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT!
Let's have a quick round of applause for Californ-i-a!