Regarding “Rapist wants state to pay for female hormones” (News, Feb. 15): As if using my tax dollars to pay for illegal aliens, welfare recipients, Barack Obama's vacations and innumerable and insane government projects/research isn't enough, now an Oklahoma inmate wants me to pay for his female hormones and laser hair removal. Are you kidding me!
Ronny Edward Darnell apparently thinks he's a woman trapped in a man's body, now that he's in prison after repeatedly raping a 13-year-old Newkirk girl in 2005. He must not have had those womanly feelings while raping that poor girl, but now that he's ruined her life and is paying the penalty, those womanly feelings have kicked in. Therefore, it's only logical that taxpayers cover his hormone treatments and laser hair removal, since most women don't have hairy legs.
He's in prison, not a day spa! Let's bring back the chain gangs with armed guards on horseback. Darnell can chop weeds and break rocks in the hot July sun. He can wear high heels and lipstick while he's at it. He can take Midol for sore muscles. Taxpayers are bent over at a breaking point. Paying for some degenerate's unnecessary hormone treatment is way down on my list of things to do.
Ann M. Jayne, Edmond