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Yep, GLAAD Is Pissed At SNL For LOLing At Trans Women

You totally should have taken our bet that GLAAD was going to get upset with Saturday Night Live‘s Estro-maxx commercial! Fine, the media police didn’t use either of our chosen words (“offensive” and “irresponsible”) to describe the skit that mocked MTF trans women and the hormone therapy they undergo, but they came close: “This segment cannot be defended as ‘just a joke’ because there was no ‘joke’ to speak of. The attempted comedy of the skit hinges solely on degrading the lives and experiences of transgender women. Holding people up for ridicule simply on the basis of their identity fuels a dangerous and hurtful climate and puts people in danger, especially given how infrequently the media shines a fair and accurate light on the lives of transgender people.” To be fair, if there was a once-a-month pill that took care of all the hormonal crap Ts must deal with, we’d embrace it.