Scott Shackford Asks: What Does Chelsea Manning's Gender Have to Do With You?


Source: U.S. Army

 After being sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified documents in August, Pfc. Bradley Manning asked to be referred to as Chelsea, acknowledging a desire to transition to living life as a woman. While the media has generally obliged, some worry about the idea that people can declare themselves to be another gender. Scott Shackford wonders why such people care and why they worry it'll become a widespread phenomenon or a tool for fraud.