Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Panama transgender community worried over virus gender rules
France24 ^ | April 3, 2020

Posted on 04/03/2020 1:22:34 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Panama City (AFP) - Panama has implemented gender-based social distancing regulations to help tackle the coronavirus crisis, but the move has raised "dread" among members of the transgender community.

Already under a near total lockdown, Panamanian authorities decreed this week that men could only leave home to go shopping on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with women allowed to do so on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

No one is allowed out on Sundays.

Before that, Panama had already closed its borders, suspended school classes, banned foreigners from entering the country and imposed a lockdown that left open a two-hour window allowing people to leave their homes to purchase essential items.

But the new measure, which came into effect on Wednesday, has left transgender people worried they will be the targets of discrimination.

Ali, a 25-year-old illustrator who works as a tattoo artist is a transgender man, but his identity card states he's a woman.

"My biggest fear, obviously, is the police, who aren't trained or sensitized to this subject and I don't know what attitude they will take with me," he told AFP.

"I'm 100 percent sure I'll be stopped in the street and seeing as I don't fit the mold ... I don't know if they'll be aggressive. That's what scares me," added Ali.

The Association of New Men and Women of Panama, which defends LGBT+ rights in the Central American country, said the measures had caused "dread."

"There are still police patrols who use the argument that God only created Adam and Eve," association president Ricardo Beteta told AFP. "What does a transgender person do in this situation?"

(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; homosexualagenda; perverts; virus
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-45 next last

1 posted on 04/03/2020 1:22:34 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

I can see why the French would find this news deeply troubling.


2 posted on 04/03/2020 1:26:28 PM PDT by madprof98
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

But the new measure, which came into effect on Wednesday, has left transgender people worried they will be the targets of discrimination.

Ali, a 25-year-old illustrator who works as a tattoo artist is a transgender man, but his identity card states he’s a woman.


So they are not only confused themselves, they may or may not have confused their documentation.


3 posted on 04/03/2020 1:27:28 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

That stuff does not play at all well in Latino culture.


4 posted on 04/03/2020 1:28:05 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

“There are still police patrols who use the argument that God only created Adam and Eve,” association president Ricardo Beteta told AFP. “What does a transgender person do in this situation?”


Get their act together.


5 posted on 04/03/2020 1:28:13 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

As Rush Limbaugh says, “You can’t make this stuff up.”


6 posted on 04/03/2020 1:31:51 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

But more men and women have been killed by the virus than all other genders combined.

The Tattoo tranny is safe.


7 posted on 04/03/2020 1:32:42 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer
Already under a near total lockdown, Panamanian authorities decreed this week that men could only leave home to go shopping on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with women allowed to do so on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Does this mean the transgenders can shop any day Monday through Saturday?!

8 posted on 04/03/2020 1:33:27 PM PDT by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Was there a Virus Gender Rule Book?

Who knew?


9 posted on 04/03/2020 1:33:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Some of the folks around these parts have been sniffing super flu.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

First world problems in a third world country....Who Da Thunk it? It seems the real problem is who’s “passable” at being what they’re not.


10 posted on 04/03/2020 1:35:00 PM PDT by Amberdawn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Hey, you were the ones that changed the rules, so why don’t you start living by them?


11 posted on 04/03/2020 1:36:07 PM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (A law means nothing if it isn’t followed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lepton
Ali, a 25-year-old illustrator who works as a tattoo artist is a transgender man, but his identity card states he’s a woman.

Has SHE had HER addadicktome* operation?

*Add-a-dick-to-me. Male queers who wanna be girls get a chopitoffame (Chop-it-off-a-me)

Do they ever swap out parts for transplants?

12 posted on 04/03/2020 1:36:26 PM PDT by JimRed (TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Follow the science”

XX and XY.


13 posted on 04/03/2020 1:36:59 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire. Or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lepton

“a transgender man”

I still struggle with what this means - a woman who wants to be a man, or a man who wants to be a woman.

No wonder they’re confused.


14 posted on 04/03/2020 1:37:26 PM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (A law means nothing if it isn’t followed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer
What makes me think of Mike Myers or Paul Hogan characters?

If nobody can tell then there is no problem, otherwise as Paul McCartney said, 'Get back, Loretta."

Paul McCartney - Get Back (Live in St. Petersburg 2003)

15 posted on 04/03/2020 1:38:17 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

Why worry? They can go out every day. Today you’re a man, tomorrow you’re dressed as a woman, the next day you’re a man again. Heck, they have it made.


16 posted on 04/03/2020 1:39:21 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (The greatest wealth is to live content with little. -Plato)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer

I live in Panama and can tell you these guidelines are real. My neighbor is 82 years old with short-term memory issues so I took a family calendar and drew on it to show him when he could go into town. I told him he’d have to wear a skirt on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays if he went into town.

My landlord and I joked about transgenders and I suggested there would be a spike in people claiming to be trannies in the following weeks just to get out of the house.

As for this “fellow”, I can tell you tattoo artists are considered “non-essential” (except maybe in California). My advice to him/her/it would be to get a friend to do his/her/it’s shopping and don’t leave the house. I’m guessing a lot of the cops here aren’t going to be happy with them.

BY the way, when I first arrived in Panama City, I was warned there were prostitutes about, mostly from Columbia and Venezuela escaping poverty, and that some of the female hookers were actually men. Can’t say I would be tempted anyway but having to ask a woman in Spanish if she had a penis would be a total deal-breaker for me.


17 posted on 04/03/2020 1:40:45 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (The Democrats - Unafraid to burn in Hell.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Quality_Not_Quantity
Trans = fake.

So a "trans-gender man" is actually a girl.

A "trans-gender woman" is a boy.

18 posted on 04/03/2020 1:42:49 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Leave it to me to be holdin' the matches when the fire truck shows up & there's nobody else to blame)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

If they had only read the fine print, before the procedure.

lopitoffmy

addadictamy


19 posted on 04/03/2020 1:45:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Some of the folks around these parts have been sniffing super flu.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Oldeconomybuyer
Basic survival rules indicate the weak sisters are the first to go.

Buh-bye.

20 posted on 04/03/2020 1:48:05 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists...Socialists...Fascists & AntiFa...Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-45 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson