Bradley Manning brings up an interesting gender identity issue for convicted criminals.
Just this morning (Thursday, August 22, 2013), former United States soldier Bradley Manning announced her female identity and her desire to live as a woman named Chelsea despite being currently imprisoned, and sentenced to 35 years, for leaking the largest set of classified documents ever to the public.
Watch her attorney make the announcement on the Today Show:
For a mindful community, like those of us at elephant journal, this is a potentially sticky dynamic of gender acceptance and conflicts surrounding simply the current legalities of restrictions placed upon convicted criminals.
Food for thought, and for discussion.
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Ed: Bryonie WIse
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