Sigh. Another transgender story hits the media, and the media handles it like a bunch of high school freshmen.
You’d think that maybe, just maybe, if you’re planning to appear on national television like oh, say The Wendy Williams Show, you’d do a little homework on the scheduled topics you’re supposedly going to bless your broadcast-worthy opinions with.
Or you could go the route of Wendy and her merry band of cis squawk boxes when they took up the subject of Chloie Johnson being denied entry into a CrossFit competition because she is transgender. A decision that science and good logic deem needlessly discriminatory.
Williams, being the expert that she is, supports Cross Fit’s decision because:
“This is an unfair advantage… you can take away female parts or male parts or whatever — it’s like Chaz Bono! You know Chaz is a man now, but I bet she [sic] still fights like a girl like the rest of us and she’s [sic] not as strong as a man who was born a man.”
Guest Joe Pardavila had his own pearls of wisdom to string onto the idiot necklace:
“Think about it. You look inside — she’s got all guy muscles, and the juices! You know, I’m not a doctor or anything but inside her that’s all there.”
No, Joe. You are most certainly not a doctor.
Why is mainstream culture still so unbelievably backwards when it comes to discussing gender issues? Rampant transphobia aside, Williams also goes out of her way to demean all women; her mostly female audience seems content to go along for the ride.
For how far we’ve come, it’s a pretty pitiful sight.
Here’s the full video. The topic comes up at the 3:14 mark: