Monday, April 14, 2014

Twitter tranny accused of raping wife

Silicon Valley LGBTQIA advocacy meets the nastiness of divorce court. The San Fran paper reports:
A prominent advocate for transgender and women's rights in the tech world has been charged with raping her wife, The San Francisco Examiner has learned.

Dana McCallum, a senior engineer at Twitter who speaks and writes about women's and transgender-rights and technology issues, was arrested Jan. 26 and booked into County Jail on suspicion of five felonies, according to the Sheriff's Department.

McCallum, 31, who was born a male, openly identifies as a female and whose legal name is Dana Contreras, was charged Jan. 29 with five felonies, including three counts of spousal rape, one count of false imprisonment and one count of domestic violence, according to the District Attorney's Office. She has since pleaded not guilty.
So did he have his penis surgically removed, or did he use it in the rape? Was this really a sex act, or some peculiar imitation?
McCallum has been out of jail on $350,000 bail. A condition of her release is that she attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, according to court documents.

A Jan. 29 criminal protective order obtained by The Examiner says McCallum must not contact or come within 150 feet of her wife.
What does AA have to do with anything? AA is quasi-religious, and I did not think that it could be required.
Despite the charges, McCallum's attorney, John Runfola, says the case is simply about money.

"I'm just disgusted that, you know, this is going on," Runfola said. "Dana is an employee [at Twitter] and is about to come into a large amount of money. ... This whole thing is about money."

The couple had been separated, he said, but were still having sexual relations. McCallum served her wife with divorce papers the day before the incident, Runfola said.

The incident in question, according to Runfola, happened in a small condo in the Mission when four teenagers were in the house.

"No one heard 'rape' or fighting or anything," he said.

There are no witnesses for the prosecution, except one teenager who allegedly heard "no" through a door, Runfola said regarding police files.
Money. It all makes sense now. Welcome to the nastiness of divorce court, and the system's inability to handle bogus allegations.
As an advocate for women in technology and the LGBT community, Dana helped create advocacy teams at Twitter and other companies, served as a delegate on women's issues in India, and speaks regularly at events focused on women and LGBT people in tech."

A December story in Business Insider listed McCallum as one of the most important gay people in the tech world.
This is too weird for me. The comments say that McCallum is keeping his penis, and is really just a cross-dresser.
Im sorry but this article is ridiculous. A cis person CANNOT be raped by a trans person. Trans people do not have the required institutional power to rape their oppressors.
Cis women make phony claims in divorce court all the time.

Some other bizarre domestic violence crimes come from South Africa. Amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is on trial for murdering his girlfriend, with his story being that he thought that she was an intruder as she used the bathroom in the middle of the night.

And this:
The murdered bride of Shrien Dewani sent a text message saying her new husband was a flop in bed on their honeymoon, it was claimed today.

Mr Dewani, 34, from Bristol, was last week extradited to South Africa to face trial for the murder of his wife Anni Dewani, 28, who died when she was shot in the neck as the couple travelled in a taxi on the outskirts of Cape Town while on their honeymoon in November 2010.

Taxi driver Zola Tongo, who testified that Dewani set up the killing, was jailed along with the two gunmen.

South African authorities believe millionaire Mr Dewani is secretly gay and wanted to get out of the marriage.

The Sun reported Mrs Dewani's uncle Ashok Hindocha claimed she texted cousin Sneha Hindocha saying: 'Finally did it. Not as good as my previous boyfriends.'

He rubbished reports that Mrs Dewani said: 'Last night we had it five times'.
Hmmm. I think that there are a couple of lessons here.

2 comments:

paulmurray said...

" Trans people do not have the required institutional power to rape their oppressors. "

Because rape is not something you do with your penis - it's something you do with your institutional power.

Not that I'm on the wife's side, but this quote simply means "If a trans person does it, then it isn't rape".

It's exactly the same logic used by those people defending female prison guards who rape boys. Women (and trans people) are powerless by definition. Even if they are prison guards.

The batshit lunacy of these people…

Anonymous said...

Sometimes cops do it with a nightstick. So maybe (s)he did it with a broomstick or the handle of a plunger.