17-Month-Old Killed for Acting Like a Girl

Pedro Jones, child-murdererRecently, on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in New York:

According to court documents, [Pedro] Jones, who was not related to the boy, punched him over and over with closed fists and grabbed him by the neck.

Documents say he confessed to the crime, telling troopers, “I was trying to make him act like a boy instead of a little girl. I never struck that kid that hard before.

The baby, Roy Jones, died.

Jones said, I suppose without irony, though irony-factor was not reported upon: “I’m sorry. That’s my baby. I loved him to death.”

How can a baby “act” like a boy or a girl? Why would anyone think that physical violence could force a baby to act more “male”? What kind of “male” would anti-girliness corrective violence produce? Why does a baby deserve death for not demonstrating adult cultural gender norms?

Just some questions I have in my outrage.

Via TransGriot.

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