UPHILL BATTLE

Fox News Invites Unqualified A**Hole To Give Unqualified A**Hole Take On Transgender Issues

planfitIf you want to see just how challenging the fight for true gender acceptance will be, look no further than this clip from everyone’s favorite news network propaganda machine — Fox News.

Below, you’ll see Elizabeth Hasselbeck speaking with discredited psychiatrist and Fox News contributor Dr. Keith Ablow, tossing around fear-based trans prejudice like its shade at the Drag Race judges’ table. Except instead of being funny, it’s actually kind of scary and sad.

The topic is Planet Fitness and Yvette Cormier, the woman who complained about seeing a trans woman in the female locker room. After she returned to the gym day after day to warn the other guests of what had happened, Planet Fitness revoked her membership on the grounds that she was disturbing the other members.

Just to get things straight, Yvette was the one harassing gym members, not the trans woman who went in and out of the locker room twice in leggings and an oversized t-shirt.

The way Hasselbitch and Ablower-than-low talk about it, though, Yvette deserves some sort of national medal — a point they highlight with a graphic in the lower right hand corner which says “Legal Insanity.” Except the actual lawyer involved in the conversation says the opposite.

And as is usually the case on Faux News, the privileged white man is the real victim here. Ablow says at one point, “We are being bullied into accepting things that are untrue to our core feelings.”

You poor dear, you.

Also, sorry Yvette — judging by those side-by-side pictures of you and Carlotta Sklodowska, the trans woman you couldn’t handle in your space, you could use some serious beauty tips from her.

Watch below, and do your best not to gag:

h/t MediaMatters