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Sexiest Cross-Dressing Bank Robber Contest! Cast Your Vote Today!

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Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm. I'm just your typical bank patron. Nothing to see here as I talk on my cellphone with my knockoff Coach handbag, my hoop earrings and fabulous wavy wig. Pink sweat pants? Yeah, I got 'em. I also got a gun in my purse, so hand over all your money, motherfudgy!
The FBI is on the lookout today for the man (above) who dressed as a woman to rob the St. Louis Community Credit Union in Dellwood on Monday. The bank robber is at least the third thief in the past year (or so) who's dressed in drag to rob a St. Louis area financial institution. That led us to wonder: Which of the bandits made the best woman? That is, who did you think was sexiest? Cast your vote after the jump!

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1.The O.G. - This guy was the first (in recent memory) to dress in women's wear to rob a bank when he knocked off the Southern Commercial Bank in south St. Louis in September of last year. Notice the moo-moo dress and blown-out wig!




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2. Martin Lawrence Eat Your Heart Out! - Check out the smooth skin, delicate hands and lip-sticked kissers on this thief who robbed the Vantage Credit Union in Lemay last October. S/he is arguably the most feminine, but does that make him the sexiest?


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3. Pink Sweat Pants - As mentioned above, yesterday's thief certainly deserves style points for the hoop earrings, purse and sweat pants. But is he the sexiest lady?

Cast your vote below!


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36 comments
Mike N.
Mike N.

And here I thought that making light of violent crime was the offensive part of this post...

Russ Weiss
Russ Weiss

I understand from a mutual friend that Chad Garrison is a good guy and an honest journalist.  His "mea culpa" (e.g. "my bad") is enough for me right now.  He changed the headline (which is often created by an editor and not the author of the piece) and admitted his ignorance of the pejorative used.  I trust he'll be more careful in the future.  

Emerald
Emerald

What if these are not disguises? What if these are real Transgendered women?

Shawn Wallace
Shawn Wallace

I am absolutely disgusted and appalled! Your ignorance leaves me speechless. If you could spend a day walking in the shoes of a trans identified person I believe you would get a good idea of just how difficult it is for us to step out into an ignorant and hostile world.  And to even go as far as to use the word "shemale".  Leads me to wonder if perhaps our writer spends a little too much time cruising porn sites.  There is just no excuse for this type of insensitive publishing. I will be certain to let everyone I know that this publication belongs as the lining to a birdcage.

Chad Garrison
Chad Garrison

Thanks for enlightening me of my ignorance regarding the use of the term "shemale." I was not aware of its connotation or apparent slight toward the transgendered. I've changed the headline. 

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

Chad has finally gone too far! You have to wonder if this is insensitivity or malice on Chad's part.

Bta831
Bta831

Why on earth would a news magazine such as the RFT who allegedly stood for diversity and inclusiveness post something like this? The term 'shemale', like those who said below, shouldn't be used in the modern media, how repulsive.

Russ Weiss
Russ Weiss

I might expect an offensive headline from other media but not the RFT.   Your sad attempt at humor stands to disenfranchise more readers from the GLBTQ and allied community.   I count myself lucky to have friends in the Trans community and am disappointed that you have relegated them to a lower social role.  It's all about respect and equality - something the RFT should be more conscious of in the future. 

Cinemagema
Cinemagema

Yep, the term "shemale" is really offensive.  A little sensitivity (or avoidance of outright hostility--ahem) toward the LGBT community from the progressive local paper, how bout? 

Liz LaVenture
Liz LaVenture

Are you EVEN aware that this 'reporting' and pseudo contest is offensive to the Transgender Community in St. Louis? We risk all; job, housing,even our lives to be our authentic selves. These men in terrible disguises fool no-one and to rate them as "sexiest" is juvenile, ignorant, and offensive. I too thought the RFT was progressive and supportive of St.L.'s diverse community. Your paper isn't worth the price to my self-respect.

Brian
Brian

Hopefully the RFT staff can re-evaluate the language used, examine it's impact on folks and use this as a learning experience. I trust that this was an inadvertent slip attributable to ignorance and not an indicator of the attitude of the RFT.

anitak76
anitak76

This is a shameful, transphobic, piece in a paper I have always enjoyed reading.  "Shemale"? Seriously??? You can do better than that, RFT. Come join us in the 21st century.

Robyn Carolyn Montague
Robyn Carolyn Montague

Apparently the only criminal action here is the transphobic article you have written, and no doubt reflecting that it reflects a writer without an ounce of class. I had thought better of the Riverfront Times as one reflective of diversity, but apparently you folks failed kindergarten.I would suggest you begin to write articles of which subject you have at least a bit of knowledge, rather than marginalizing the Trans Community with your unadulterated hate.

Robyn Carolyn MontagueExecutive DirectorTransHaven

Gurlbidesign
Gurlbidesign

Ok, they are guys trying to disguise themselves.  How about you (the writer and editor) try to show a little sensitivity and class by NOT using a very offensive term that is mainly found in porn?  Those of us in the Trans community already catch enough flak from uneducated prejudiced idiots without your help.

KITTY
KITTY

No sexiness on any of those wanna be drag queens. The Evening Whirl calls women like them Bull Daggers.  Isn't that Eric Vickers in the pink sweats?

Brian
Brian

In that case transgender would have been a more appropriate description,

Gurlbidesign
Gurlbidesign

They are all most certainly African Americans.  Why wasn't the "N" word casually thrown out there as well?  There is NO excuse for offensive language.  Also....if they WERE Trans women it would be in their best interest to rob in the guise of men.

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

Still Chad should have reserved judgement until these criminals were apprehended. Till then it is wrong to saddle the Trans community with charges of bank robbery.

Luella Berg
Luella Berg

Thank you, Chad, for doing that.  I would also suggest removing the tag "shemale thieves" from the post, and educating yourself further on trans issues so that your writing will be more sensitive in the future.  Robyn Caroline Montague of TransHaven is a great resource if you'd like to learn more about issues relevant to the trans community, including what kinds of terms are offensive to the community.

Bill
Bill

Live and learn. This can only lead to more personal growth and future sensitivity towards issues that seem foreign. Good start Chad.

Gurlbidesign
Gurlbidesign

Great Chad.  Putting a new coat of paint on that beat up old Edsel doesn't really add much value to the car.  The whole presentation is offensive and insensitive.  You have now managed to use a more acceptable 'label' of a portion of the Transgender community.  So now  these thieves (who are mearly using presentation as a disguise) are linked to people whom you seem to feel that it is alright to marginalize. 

KITTY
KITTY

Don't cave in, Chad. You hit the nail on the head. These over-sensitive trannys would be upset no matter what you call the perps...hideous "drag queens" might have been more appropriate, but shemale definitely fits the descriptions of these butch bank robbers. Don't let political correctness get in the way of your reporting!

Luella Berg
Luella Berg

This is not the first time that Chad Garrison has gone too far.  He has displayed similar insensitivity in the past, and apparently, he or someone at the RFT was listening, as Trip Powers was removed from the "Ass Clown of the Week" competition.

http://stlactivisthub.blogspot... 

Slappygrammarian
Slappygrammarian

I'm with you, but:

It's = it isIts = belongs to it.

Very simple to remember.

Rappunzel
Rappunzel

A bulldagger would be superbutch, butcher than Albert Pujols. Get your terms right, Miss Thing.

Lalitha
Lalitha

You're really pushing it, Thing. Really. Watch the racism, there are black trans people, so cut out the racist crap. Now.

Slappygrammarian
Slappygrammarian

Robyn Carolyn Montague would probably be an even better resource than this 'Robyn Caroline Montague' that you recommend.

Bill Hannegan
Bill Hannegan

Chad is a good guy and is always willing to go the extra mile to set things right, even if that means changing a headline a few times. Gurlbidesign, what would be an appropriate headline for this story?

Gurlbidesign
Gurlbidesign

Thanks Kitty, you bring up another offensive label and the attached attitude.  "Tranny" is another word used in Porn and is also akin to using the "N" word along with "shemale" when it comes to being insulting to many Transgender individuals.  Call the perps...criminals, thieves or suspects, I personally have no problem with most of the accepted terms for crooks.  Being "PC" keeps you from being labeled with the "C" or "B" word for the most part so don't but it down.

Brian
Brian

I think most of the Trangender community is concerned with different pronoun usage. My faux pas of not using the correct possessive pronoun when referencing the particular language that was used in the headline is a great lesson but it was not what I had when I had in mind when I wished for a learning experience. I think it's safe to say that a lot of the transgender community is more concerned with the pronouns used to describe their particular gender identity. That is the lesson that we need to focus on; unless you just prefer to debate the meaning of "it".

Brian
Brian

Yeah thanks. I get confused with words like patronizing and patronize too. Are you speaking to me in a patronizing manner or do you just patronize a lonely part of the world where douchey types of people learn to cheapen conversation of a serious topic by dragging the discourse down to nothing more than a forgotten apostrophe? 

Gurlbidesign
Gurlbidesign

Racism?  Thing? Of course there are black trans people.  One would think that if those crooks were Trans women then they would have dressed as men so as to avoid being searched for as the women they are.  So the logical assumption is that they are men trying to look like women so they won't get caught.  Please explain what I have posted that is racist. 

Brian
Brian

Geez' maybe now would be a good time to discuss appropriate pronouns for addressing people or something. You obviously have nothing positive to contribute.

Luella Berg
Luella Berg

Oops! You're right. My bad. And I had my name misspelled recently, too....

Gurlbidesign
Gurlbidesign

Bill Hannegan....How about losing the beauty pageant aspect attempt at humor and just say "If you see the people pictured walking into your business call the cops." ?  That would make the article a public service instead of taking a swipe at a community that is already marginalized and targeted.

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