I just saw a petition to end “Transphobia on the Daily Show and The Colbert Report”.
I went to the page where the supposedly “Transphobic” jokes were.
Unsurprisingly, most were from Stephen, and even more unsurprisingly almost all (and this is only giving leeway in case I misread), if not all I saw were satire.
What part of satire is hard to understand here?
He plays the role of the bigots to point out how -stupid- that stuff is. To point out how dumb the mentality is. He’s saying that stuff and playing that role to point out how stupid people who think that way are.
The Daily Show as well is also filled with satirical humor, albeit not entirely.
Most of what is being stated is intentionally supposed to be awful, because they’re pointing out how awful it is. Mocking people with that mentality.
And Colbert also makes anti-Gay jokes and anti-Women jokes, too. All the time. Jokes against the poor as well. All because saying that stuff is awful and he’s pointing out how awful the people who talk like that are. That’s satire, that’s the joke.
Do you want to know what ELSE Colbert did? He was one of the mainstream people to bring attention to the fact that in LGBT the B and T are often ignored but they matter.
When no one else did, he did that.
I mean look, if it wasn’t satire that’d be one thing, but it is. The point is to HIGHLIGHT that mentality is bad.
Nothing Stephen says on his show (unless he breaks character) is anything but satire. His entire show is satire. It’s his character. Who is supposed to be an obnoxious bigot. And a representation of people like Fox news.
The closest to non-satire I saw referenced there was the segment “The Word”, but it’s supposed to be insulting. The word (as in the thing typing) is basically supposed to be a douchebag. It says insulting things just to be insulting.
Everything I found (and I did look into the supposed problems (though I went through the linked tumblr blog so I don’t know) because if there is an issue I won’t defend them) was satire.
Argh, if there’s something there, there is, and that’d be wrong, but so far all I’ve seen as proof is satire. And most is coming from Colbert. Who’s entire show is satire. All of it. Once those cameras are on he’s in character. And that character is most often shown insulting good things and praising bad things. Because, again, satire.
My mom is a travel agent and I can confirm that people are legitimately this stupid when it comes to travel.
"It took us 9 hours to get home to England but the Americans only took 3 hours this is unfair" OH YES LET ME JUST REARRANGE THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE FUCKING PLANET FOR YOU SIR TERRIBLY SORRY
That and the last one.
"It is your fault I have no self restraint!"
I just. Wow.
Like how do they not realize why the U.S. citizens get home sooner?
I just realized I sent someone a very confusing message if they don’t know about a certain detail, but they have an only messaging once per reply rule so if you see this, reply and I’ll explain why it’s a big deal.
The couple, who wished to remain anonymous, produced their copy of the receipt and their credit card statement, proving the waitress lied. I hope all you gullible morons who gave her money out of sympathy kept your receipts.
oh look another receipt hoax.
Should I even be surprised that i had the original story blowing up my dash for a day but this version claiming to disprove the story as a slimey hoax barely gets reblogged. Seriously at the time of reblogging this is barely had 200 notes.
I’m surprised that my post made it as far as it did, but it seems to be in its dying stages, now. I’m just thankful someone saw it, because these hoax stories drive me up a wall.
The micro-society of Tumblr is fueled primarily by outrage and the need (not want—need) to be seen. The desire for “justice” far exceeds the desire for truth, and that’s what happens when you give a bunch of social justice wankers a computer. This was the perfect "us vs. them" story. What better way to generate notes, sympathy, and money than with a story of some poor, innocent, little lesbian getting stiffed by some hateful, bigoted, evil, meanie, doo-doo-head Christian couple who didn’t like her just because she was a lesbian? It was so easy to believe, which is why the waitress, and Tumblr, were so eager to run with it.
Guys, there’s been a string of these scams. And they need to stop.
Another thing I’d like to point out is the handwriting of the paying costumer doesn’t match the handwriting of the “I don’t approve of your lifestyle”. That says something. Handwriting works like art, everyone has a distinct way of writing, and copying someone else’s handwriting is a lot harder then you think. Just like copying someone else’s style is.
But in case someone wants to say there’s not enough proof I’d like to present this from the article:
“They also provided a document they said was a Visa bill, which appears to indicate their card was charged for the meal plus the tip, for a total of $111.55.”
They were billed for the added tip, the tip said there. The girl was tipped then, according to Visa.
There’s been a few others, these are scam artists using actual issues as a way to make a profit or get pity. That’s not OK and it undermines real scenarios and innocent people who have done nothing wrong are under fire because someone decided to use them in a scam. Don’t promote this help actual people who are actually having issues.
Gets me every time.
this gotdamn movie
Why are we even separating rape victims and rapists by gender? We dont say male murders and female murders. Rape is rape and its fucking sick how people will attack a male rapist and or victim but find ways to defend female ones. They are terrible people and if you think one is worse then you’re a shitbag, pure and simple
Oh. Well congrats on writing a post that ignorant transtrenders will eat up then. Sorry, but no one will stop using “male and female parts” as descriptions for genitals that are, apart from certain intersex individuals, associated with biologically male and female bodies. *shrug*
Erejean, guess what numb-nuts? im FtM. as in ‘acturally trans” and I am here to tell you your post makes no goddamn sense.
Sorry if biology hurts your feelings but genitalia are differentiated and we use comparing and contrasting descriptors for them. Us transsexual people are not in the majority for the overwhelming number of times where the talk of genitalia is going to come into play, it’s not going to be about us.
Also, what qualifies as being trans if having dysphoria is not one of them? Just simply going “Lol I want to be called male pronouns now!~!!!”
Nine times out of ten, this shit is ass-backward, sexist applications of queer theory at worst. Are there some people who don’t fit in the binary but don’t want to change their bodies? Sure, I’ll buy that, but they aren’t the same as someone who is transsexual.
Here is why using trans as an umbrella term is an issue. When you say it is possible to be trans without having bodily dysphoria, you are basically taking a term that has been used by people who suffer from a crippling, chronic form of depression and alienation and rebranding it to mean something so nebulous and broad that it’s pointless and unable to be used for its intended purpose.
The intended purpose was to have a dialogue point between doctors and patients, and a dialogue point between politicians, human rights activists, and people who suffer.
And please don’t lump people who claim to be non-dysphoric in with people who genuinely have dysphoria. It’s not even on the same level.
If we continue to promote this idea that ‘lol some people can just live with their bodies!’ then we send the message to other people that we don’t need surgery or treatment.
And don’t pull that ‘baw but i dont gotta coddle cis doctors standards!!!!’ There is no standard coddling here - there is an appeal to common sense. Is something requires medical treatment, it is a disorder. Thus there is no “It’s an identity!!!”
And if you want to identify as a man but still have breasts and all that happy horse crap, good for you. Just go take your own fucking label and stop using one that actually has medical and legal value to people who were oppressed and ostracized long before this whole post-modern queer theory circle jerk existed. This has literally gotten so fucking bad people who are suffering can’t even use the term transgender anymore because people have co-opted it to mean something ENTIRELY different - we’re back to using the heavily-stigmatized transsexual.
Honestly, I’m not sure why I’m even explaining this to you, looking at your blog better people than me have tried to explain it but to no avail. Then again, I shouldn’t be shocked because most of your blog seems to be yaoi fandom shit. May seem like ad hominem but I’ve noticed a keen correlation between this uniquely stupid redefining of trans and people fetishizing gay characters via fiction.