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Trans whistleblower Chelsea Manning releases her own podcast from prison
Chelsea Manning has released her own podcast from prison - in which she opens up about her life, from being the victim of homophobic bullying to her transition.

Private Manning, who announced her transition to female in 2013, is currently imprisoned in Fort Leavenworth military prison after leaking details of classified government documents concerning alleged war crimes and rights abuses via WikiLeaks.

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Let's talk about the draft.

In the US men between 18-25 are supposed to sign up, and many don’t. Well legislation is in the works to add women to the draft, and I’m totally against that for two reasons. A.) No fucking reason for a draft, and B.) Sexual assault is outrageously high and I don’t see how you can tell anyone that they have to sign up for this thing, and possibly have to do a job for 7 years or more AND!!!! there is this really large possibility of your sexual assault.

While I get that they are kinda two separate things, I can’t break them apart. We currently have 2 and some change million people on active duty and reserve. What situation could happen that we also need to add the entire population between 18-25 (required ages for conscription signup). The number comes out to something stupid like 25 million people. Like really, if there is some shit going down that 25 million people to be be involved in all at once, we’re probably super fucked.