Because there’s nothing worse than being “girly,” a South Carolina prison has taken to punishing sexually active inmates by dressing them in pink.
Of course, the prison punishment isn’t the first to use feminization as a deterrent against “bad” behavior: Thai police officers who act up are forced to wear a pink Hello Kitty armband and let’s not forget about our Man Can friends. But this punishment being tied up with sexual behavior strikes me as particularly fucked.
State Corrections Department John Ozmint said the two-year-old punishment deters inmates and protects female officers.
…”We don’t believe the United States Constitution protects an inmate’s right to publicly gratify himself,” Ozmint said.
Uh yeah. How exactly is a pink prison jumpsuit going to protect women? But more to the point, feminization as a form of punishment is sexist and foul. Rant over, back to playing with the puppy.