Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Transgender Tax Collectors in Pakistan

Not sure how to take this, but in Pakistan, the government is employing a group of transgender folks to act as tax collectors.  Culturally, transwomen are an embarrassment in the Muslim country, and so having one show up at your door apparently has the desired effect of motivating the errant taxpayer to cough up the money.

It speaks volumes about the attitude toward transgender people in that country, however it also shows at least enough tolerance to hire them to work for the government.  Unfortunately, their role is that of humiliation.  I would love to get some of my transgendered readers take on this.

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