6-year old: Mommy, why is that man dressed like a lady?
Mother: That is a lady. She was just born with the wrong body.
6-year old: How did that happen?
Mother: Nobody really knows. But she’s working to fix it, and that’s what’s important.
6-year old: Okay! *runs up to obviously self-conscious woman*
6-year old: Hey! Miss!
6-year old: You look really pretty in your skirt!
Lady: Thank you!
*Kid skips back to her mom, and literally everyone in the vicinity smiles*
I’d just like to point out that it wasn’t hard to explain this to a child at all…… Next excuse please?
This is disgusting, and it has over 100,000 notes. Cis people, how about not talking out your fucking asses about trans people’s bodies? How about NEVER CALLING ANOTHER PERSON’S BODY THE WRONG BODY, whether they refer to it that way or not. Fuck you, my body is not a problem that needs correcting.
At this rate, Colbert might actually be held accountable in the near future for making transphobic jokes.
Go trigger warn some shit
That’s not transphobic, though. He’s making a point that because the LGBT agenda is “barreling forward at full-speed” that the B and T of LGBT is being left behind. Everyone is focusing on the L and the G that there are people who have no idea what the B and T even stand for. He’s not being transphobic or making a slight meant to make fun of or harm the bi and trans* community. He’s making a point that no one is focusing on them because they’re focusing on the lesbian and gay community.
Mother. Fucking. This.
People really need to realize that EVERYTHING Colbert says while on camera is satire.
Satire: The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the cotext of a play, novel, fiilm or other works.
He is not making a transphobic joke. He is not honestly saying that bi and trans people do not count/matter/exist. He is making humor in order to shed light on the fact that they are forgotten.
He is doing this to raise fucking awareness that there is more to LGBT than LG. He is raising a big flag that says “Hey, don’t forget about these guys. They count. They matter. Why aren’t you doing anything about them? Why aren’t they discussed?” He is not trying to say “They don’t matter.”
So please stop with the self righteous, self pity, “social justice” comments unless you know what you are talking about.
I do appreciate that Bisexual is matched with bacon. I rather enjoy bacon.
This is why I love the Colbert Show.
Stephen Colbert is basically my hero.
Um I don’t mean to be rude but Stephen Colbert is pretty transphobic and no amount of mental gymnastics is going to change that.Satire really is only powerful as a tool of social justice when you’re satirizing those in power or oppressive stuff. Since he makes a ton of jokes using transgender people as a punchline he is kind of most definitely transphobic. Anyways I’m not very good at tumblr or making gifs but here are some of his quotes about trans people and a source. Please excuse me for posting them so awkwardly and whatever.
I know some of you might think that like he apologized so it’s ok but using someones pain as a way to make another joke isn’t really an apology but whatever.
This is from his book America again where he uses a transphobic joke to make fun of gum and yeah…
I have no idea how this managed to reach 35k notes without a single person being like no actually Stephen Colbert is transphobic but yeah. I didn’t even bother to reblog everything but whatever. He has said tons more fucked up things and everyone can google it.
Tons of receipts here, also. He’s a perfect example of the liberal transmisogynist who uses trans women both as evidence of how great his social politics are and as the butt of his jokes.
REALLY important, read up if you don’t know about this already
"At the same time they were cavalierly dismissing their concerns about GLBT unity and the Religious Right threat, they arrogantly demanded that transpeople work to pass gay-only rights bills…When transgender leaders would balk at those demands or point out the hypocrisy of leaving us behind, they would state they would ‘come back for us’.”
Sound familiar? While you’re on that site go ahead a READ EVERYTHING MONICA ROBERTS HAS EVER WRITTEN, PLEASE.
After we get gay marriage and a few other things, let’s pack up the whole movement and go home.
Thanks for not being smart enough to lie about it like so many others who keep telling us that marriage equality will open doors for conversations about racism, transphobia & transmisogyny, immigration & asylum, and classism. Y’all fucked us over with ENDA, we’re not falling for it again.
btw, the people who dismiss the criticisms of the rabid marriage equality movement are missing the fucking point. When you pretend that the criticisms are about gays not wanting other gays to have rights you’re ignoring the very important critiques of the racism, classism, and transphobia inherent in a movement that funnels millions into a cause that will most benefit those already at the top. Marriage equality is getting national attention and ridiculous amounts of funding while the people whose backs you built your movement on are being murdered in the streets with very little protest. Your insistence that this is making way for other issues isn’t a new lie. The mainstream gay rights movement has been telling trans people(and black people and poor people) “we’ll come back for you!” for decades. Look up trans exclusion from ENDA if you don’t believe me. Shit, open your fucking eyes. You have to be pretty willfully ignorant and full of unchecked privilege to think the only reason people could see an issue with this is for the purpose of denying you.
So I’m waiting for the elevator and, like I often am, I’m thinking about what I’ll say or do to defend myself if I end up on the elevator with a straight white guy because that almost never goes well and then suddenly one of those pieces of heart breaking truths is revealed to me and I’m wondering what do those white men think about when waiting for the elevator? Could you imagine what we could accomplish if we(people who aren’t white men) didn’t have to spend so much of our energy on self defense?
Lucy Meadows has killed herself. It is not long after her school issued a letter to notify parents that she would be presenting as herself at work.
(see this source tw: for birth name and misgendering)
there are no words
prayers for her soul and for her grieving family
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