Indonesia: woman mutilated

April 7, 2010

Via the Jakarta Post:

Last week, local residents found a headless torso and severed body parts believed to be of a young woman, along the Kalimalang River.

Jakarta Police detectives suspect the person, whose mutilated remains were found recently in the Kalimalang River in East Jakarta and Bekasi, may have been a transsexual.

The police reached this conclusion by the following line of reasoning:

“Although the body has breasts, our forensic investigation found that the proportional size from the waist down was close to that of a male body,” Comr. Arif Setiawan, the city police’s detective, who is leading the mutilation case investigation, told reporters. [Via]

Thus are we indelibly marked as our assigned gender by cis people, even after we’ve been violently murdered because, as everybody knows, biology is destiny.

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(Thanks to Eduarda in comments on my previous post for the links)

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Cross-posted at Questioning Transphobia

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