Attorneys confirm Chelsea Manning attempted suicide

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Attorneys confirm Chelsea Manning attempted suicide

Post #1 by optimusprime » July 11th, 2016, 9:11 pm

First off, this statistic...
Men Have Highest Rates

Regardless of age, men—white and American Indian men in particular—have the highest suicide rates.

Okay, so...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Attorneys for the transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks said Monday her hospitalization last week was due to an attempted suicide.

Chelsea Manning's attorneys, in an email to media outlets, did not disclose details about the attempt early July 5 at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, where the 28-year-old Manning is serving a 35-year sentence.

But the attorneys, who said they spoke to Manning by telephone Monday for the first time since the attempt, accused the U.S. Army of a "gross breach of confidentiality" for publicly revealing last week that Manning had been hospitalized. The Army at that time didn't offer details.

Sorry, Chelsea. You may have the appearance of a female on the outside, but that may be clashing with who you truly are. Meanwhile, please that care of yourself.
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Re: Attorneys confirm Chelsea Manning attempted suicide

Post #2 by 7rob7 » July 13th, 2016, 2:05 pm

Actually, my friend, you are looking at the wrong data set.

Transgender Suicide Attempt Rates Are Staggering
According to surveys, 4.6 percent of the overall U.S. population has self-reported a suicide attempt, with that number climbing to between 10 and 20 percent for lesbian, gay or bisexual respondents. By comparison, 41 percent of trans or gender non-conforming people surveyed have attempted suicide.

Since Ms.Manning has actually been female since the day she was born -- gender is in the brain, not the crotch -- she cannot be measured by male standards. Her suicide attempt was a direct response to the antipathy with which she is treated not only by the military but by anyone who dismisses her autonomy in knowing who she is.

(Just spent most of the day yesterday in a training session to become designated as a Safe Zone Ally for LGBTQ members of the university community; so this data is pretty fresh.)
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