In 2017, as the movement #MeToo exploded all over the western world, the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave spontaneously and without notice the green light to transfer of male prisoners calling themselves women in federal women's prisons in Canada.
Inmates in Canadian prisons are at risk of violence by male prisoners who identify themselves as women, but nobody is willing to discuss the issue for fear of being labelled transphobic..
The #MeToo movement revealed to the world that women are too often subjected to criminal acts of sexual aggression in the workplace, but the range of complaints is much wider - women are routinely subjected to small violations of human dignity, daily humiliations that society more or less condones. These humiliations are emotionally devastating.. They are losing a sense of dignity and the own value in their own eyes. We can deprive ourselves of many things, but not of our dignity as human beings.
Heather Mason, who served her sentence in the Canadian prison system, stated that she had experienced first-hand the dangers that result from putting men in women's prisons. Canada allows the men to choose to serve their sentence in a women's prison if they claim to identify themselves as women - regardless of whether they have undergoing or not undergoing surgery or therapy hormonal.
Here is his interview with RT News
"Nobody wants to speak about it. They don't want to report on it. We're being told that we're lying, that it's not happening, that we have bigoted views, that we're transphobic."
"Nobody wants to talk about it. They don't want to denounce the situation. They tell us that we are lying, that it is not happening, that we have bigoted views, that we are transphobic."
Here the interview in Italian
Heather Mason, founder of caWsbar and board member of Strenght is SISterhood, is fighting for maintain gender-segregated prisons for women and fight to repeal government policy which allows male prisoners to self-admit to women's prisons by self-certifying themselves as women. Find here Heather Mason's latest fundraising campaign.
Following Trudeau's decision, the imprisoned women are now in every way victimized of the men detained with themas permitted by Correctional Services Canada (CSC). If they complain, they are subject to official punishment. There are six federal prisons for womenwhich house around 800 inmates. Currently there are a total of 10 - 15 male prisoners scattered in these facilities.
The following are letters smuggled out of prisons and disseminated by people who care about women's rights. The names and places of the authors of the letters cannot be disclosed.
Who believes these women?