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19 August 2010

Mrs Cox (193? - ) housewife.

John Murphy Goodshot, an aboriginal American raised on a reservation in South Dakota, transitioned to female, and married a US Navy Seabee, and as Mrs Cox collected government payments as a dependent wife.

In 1958 she was outed, appeared in court and in the press. She was charged under her male name with defrauding the government. The court ignored her desire for genital surgery, insisted on treating her as a man, and as a condition of probation ordered that she ‘undergo psychiatric treatment to bring out his masculine qualities’.
  • Bill Jones. “Impersonator to take Psychiatric Treatment”. Denver Rocky Mountain News. Nov 22, 1958.
  • Joanne Meyerowitz. How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States. Cambridge, Ma, London: Harvard University Press. 363 pp 2002: 87.

1 comment:

Calie said...

A very sad story. I hope she is alive and well.