Others like me are now concerned about the frequency in which wig malfunctions are factoring in a series of incidents within the last several months, not to mention those we don’t hear about. A general scan of the issue results in some four or so such challenges very close to each other. It was only earlier this month as outlined in this previous post in Old Harbour where a cross dresser if not transwoman found herself in problems after her wig fell off during an encounter with her male client which eventually led to a mobbing of sorts which was reportedly captured on video, unfortunately the video has mysteriously disappeared but some wiz kid is going to find it somewhere. See: Male commercial sex worker, homeless problems & a mob
‘She’ had to beat a hasty retreat while leaving behind personal effects and so on with a fuming dissatisfied male client vowing to find her or her friends and physically harming them. Other persons who were passing by and came across the melee ended up laughing at the man while asking him if he did not know that the general area was a ‘battyman’ strip where men dress as women and sell. This is not the first time that such a melee has occurred in the general area and indeed in Old Harbour or New Kingston and its environs, that now infamous Barbie incident in Clarendon comes to mind.
There is a suggestion that the resident mentorship within the ranks of the commercial sex worker class seems missing or dormant and or younger persons are trying their hand at turning a buck by pounding the pavement without guidance and are learning by trial and error. Problem is such trial and errors are all too risky and with disinterested NGOs around the spike in frequency in a sense is not surprising. The absence of older queens such as U-girl who was shot and died on April 12, 2016 in a bizarre twist of wrongful identity, being in the wrong place at the wrong time and consequences when another queen commits an infraction and someone else pays the price. See a previous entry: Legendary U-girl passes.
But there ought to be something else a simple thing called common sense as if one is to work the road then one old, young or inexperienced should better prepare themselves; a wig of all things if not ‘breasts’ In another previous post on sister blog GLBTQ Jamaica I looked at a another type of presentation by way of wardrobe or anatomy malfunction matter. A transgender commercial sex worker found herself in exactly such a position over the Christmas/New Year’s holidays as she plied her trade in New Kingston; more commercial sex workers or persons who rely on it to make some money come out to pound the pavement. She reportedly met a man where they left the hip strip to handle business but the man after fondling her breasts went further, the victim tried the old ‘I am having my menstruation’ excuse to avoid the man going too far physically via fondling but he would have none of it. The man while not assaulting the trans woman did eventually got his hands at her genitalia area only to discover a bulge instead of an expected flat surface.
Things got tense as the man reacted violently but thankfully the young tranny (the friendly version of the word) being petite in body was able to elude her raging attacker as she was not wearing her shoes in the form of a six inch pump. She made her way along the eastern section of Grenada Crescent judge a couple hundred yards from the infamous Shoemaker Gully where the homeless transgender/MSM reside. That part of town has always had some issues over time from shots fired at persons to men pretending to be clients but who unleash an attack when they get close in proximity to the intended target(s). How does transgender sex workers navigate this problem if you will?
Using the menstrual cycle excuse is the oldest trick in the book and is a little unethical if you ask me as it is not the truth but then again the client is seeking a fantasy to be fulfilled in the real world so the seller has to try to conform to the needs of the paying customer. Oral sex is usually the way out to avoid too much body contact and fondling, trouble with that based on engaging some persons is that some men are turned on via touching and exploration to strengthen their arousal and such. It was only December 17 this blog observed International Day against Violence towards Sex Workers and it was subjects like this that came up in an online social media group call. The ins and outs of this came out quick loudly.
I am reminded of the murder of transgender vogue queen in the US Amy Mizrahi whose body was found days later under a bed in a motel, as the news spread locally many were disturbed at the murder then in the nineties and the subject came up in terms of safety for street workers. Then the stabbing incident in 2003 of the popular and well liked “Browning” who was killed by a soldier who was a client of hers on the night in question, she too used the menstrual cycle excuse as part of negotiations to guide the client towards oral sex but the attempt failed based on the word allegedly of the perpetrator who was said to be bragging that he killed a ‘battyman’ dressed in women’s clothes. Browning managed to escape from the car and ran and scaled a fence but he pursued her until he got her. Being a soldier with a stronger frame he was able to overpower her and then stabbed her repeatedly and left the body. She was discovered by other walkers and cruisers of the day.
Folding ones penis under between the legs is not necessarily an option that works especially if the genitalia is of a larger size of 8 inches, with walking and so on things can shift and a thong or a similar clothing apparatus may not guarantee a vaginal appearing presentation to supposedly ‘fool’ or trick male clients. “Coming out” as pre-operative transgender is not an option in Jamaica just yet as the level of knowledge is simply not there when compared to our counterparts per say in Cuba. They already have a national program via CENESEX that hosts serials and TV PSAs and so on highlighting transgender issues long before the wave came in the United States and eventually worldwide. They also offer some reassignment surgery services for free essentially for qualified persons but the longstanding problem in that department is the quality of the healing and other post surgery treatments, many prefer Thailand as the place of choice for transitioning.
Another post also spoke to the outcomes that can come when poor ‘services’ are rendered where a rimming exercise went haywire as the recipient got upset. Also see: Stabbed for not probing
I am not able to get to some of the guys myself given my scheduling and DJ work but somebody needs to talk to the guys about better preparation out there and where oh where is the Sex Worker Association of Jamaica, SWAJ or others for that matter?
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