Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hairdresser helps suicidal transvestite, delays him with dye to call police for help


Roseville police were called Saturday afternoon to a local hair salon after a stylist reported a client was having suicidal thoughts.
Turns out, the client was a pre-op transsexual, or a man looking to become a woman. But that's not why he got the hairdresser's attention. 
In the midst of having his hair dyed, he confided to the stylist he was there with a single purpose.
He wanted to look good in his casket. 
The man said he planned to hang himself when he got home.
Distressed, the quick-thinking hairdresser waited until the client was occupied with wet dye covering his hair, and snuck over to a phone to dial police.
She asked officers for help. Cops quickly arrived and interviewed the man to make sure he was safe to be alone.
The Insider assumes they gave him options for handling depression. Officers left after he assured them he wouldn't harm himself.

 


5 Comments:

Blogger Frostfire said...

I protest your use of male hormones when referring to a transwoman, the correct pronouns are female.

April 4, 2011 at 7:58 AM 
Blogger idappaccayata said...

Please read your AP Style Guide. If you don't have access to one, try the NY Times Style Guide or even the GLAAD Style Guide.

Transvestites and transsexuals are two very different things. Conflating the two isn't fact-based reporting. Also, you either ignorantly or purposefully used the incorrect pronouns. Either way, this piece should be edited to reflect professional news standards.

April 4, 2011 at 8:02 AM 
Blogger Janet said...

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April 4, 2011 at 8:21 AM 
Blogger Janet said...

You morons. You totally don't know how to write the story properly. Let me rewrite it for you.

Hairdresser helps suicidal transsexual, delays her with dye to call police for help


Roseville police were called Saturday afternoon to a local hair salon after a stylist reported a client was having suicidal thoughts.
Turns out, the client was a pre-op transsexual. But that's not why she got the hairdresser's attention.
In the midst of having her hair dyed, she confided to the stylist she was there with a single purpose.
She wanted to look good in her casket.
The customer said she planned to hang herself when she got home.
Distressed, the quick-thinking hairdresser waited until the client was occupied with wet dye covering her hair, and snuck over to a phone to dial police.
She asked officers for help. Cops quickly arrived and interviewed the customer to make sure she was safe to be alone.
The Insider assumes they gave her options for handling depression. Officers left after he assured them she wouldn't harm herself.

That is how you properly report a story involving a transsexual. Or are you bigoted and don't want to do your job, because you disagree.

And where is the follow up? Is she safe, or did she make the obituaries.

April 4, 2011 at 8:24 AM 
Blogger Dana Lane Taylor said...

Think maybe a story about a suicidal transsexual that HORRIFICALLY misgenders her might just cause even more depression? You better damned well hope she doesn't hurt herself.

April 4, 2011 at 11:44 AM 

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