After California governor Jerry Brown signed a new law to protect trans people by allowing them to participate in sports and go to bathrooms of their identified gender, Fox News predictably went on a transphobic tirade with conservative shock artist Michelle Malkin at the helm.
What should be celebrated as another step towards equal rights for traditionally marginalized individuals and populations was taken as an affront to common decency by Fox News correspondents, who quickly derailed any discussion of the progress of LGBTQ people and instead chose to talk about dropping test scores in California and the potential the new mandate has for abuse.
“This is social engineering run amok,” said Malkin, who sneakily portrayed this as an issue of over-zealous political correctness. “Can you imagine now, the boys want to go into the girls bathroom, and the girls want to go into the boys bathroom, and they can just say I was transgender for the moment?” said Gretchen Carlson.
Not only does this plainly show an intolerance and uneducated viewpoint about transgender issues, it not-so-subtly belies a hateful message about gender equality and the tolerance of gender non-conforming individuals. “Very scary; slippery slope,” said one commentor, re-hashing simplified and platitudinous talking points and buzzwords which, quite literally, display a fear of queer people.
Looks like fears of Fox News’ decline into gay-loving liberalism were greatly exaggerated.
h/t: Passport Magazine
Holy crap. So much hatred. So much ignorance. So much crazy. What an absolutely disgusting group of people.
Fox News and its viewers are literally terrified of education and the real world.
NO bitch, it’s NOT the biggest educational problem- so STOP making it a problem!!
Amazing how incredibly immature and ignorant these people are.
They are more concerned with how it might “expose” others to transgender people, as opposed to being concerned about helping transgender people be accepted and psychologically sound. “Exposing” -ALA EDUCATING- a child about what being transgender means isn’t a bad thing! If you want to shelter your child, go live in an Amish community.
The still of Malkin on the video says everything you need to know about her.
I think she has many unresolved issues in her life, and there’ no better outlet than conservative hate.
A lot of gays think like her….
I think you have more of a chance of being in a horrible car accident as you do of ever running into a trans person and being aware of it. Its a lot of worry about something that really is pretty rare, and certainly harmless.
@MK Ultra: She’s definitely got the crazy eyes. That woman is not well within.
Faux News Channel is anti-trans, the Pope is Catholic, Paris is in France, and in other news….
That wasn’t anywhere as absurd as Bill O’Reilly reporting on lesbian gangs (including the “Pink Pistols”) committing outrageous crimes in cities everywhere in America and linking them to any group in school that’s positive to gays. That was so absurd that it made me think of propaganda hate films like The Birth of a Nation (in some ways worse since I don’t think BoaN showed blacks raping kids as FOX was saying these lesbian gangs were doing to turn girls gay). Granted, this is still pretty bad, but for FOX it’s not as bad as it could be.
Oh, and I stopped listening to Malkin rant about political correctness run amok after she got a donuts commercial pulled because a scarf looked superficially like a keffiyeh (with enough imagination and creative license) so that the commercial wasn’t just selling donuts, but also jihad! 😀
As a transwoman I’ve never gone to a bathroom to find a love interest. These right wing nuts are obsessed with the bathroom functions of gay people (notice how they are always going on about anal sex and permanently disfigured anuses). The real weirdos are the Tea Baggers.
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