THE LEXIE CANNES REPORT — FOX News delivered another humiliating and transphobic smack down of transgender people on the network’s website. This time it was correspondent Dr. Keith Ablow (as reported in Media Matters):
“I don’t see anything but toxicity from the notion of a person with female anatomy feeling free to use the urinal in the boys’ rest room while a boy stands next to her and uses one, too.” . . .
I don’t believe we have definitive data (although many psychiatrists with very impressive credentials, who seem to mean well, assert that we do) that any male or female soul has ever in the history of the world been born into the wrong anatomic gender.
Let me put that more clearly: I am not convinced by any science I can find that people with definitively male DNA and definitively male anatomy can actually be locked in a cruel joke of nature because they are actually female.”
Never mind that Dr. Ablow’s area of expertise does not include trans matters, or that his claims have been throughly debunked, but the real danger here is the tens of thousands of transgender kids that continues to be harmed by the cast of FOX News.
Reasonable people, it would seem, would want to back themselves with a truckload of solid scientific research before contributing further to the current, woefully high, transgender suicide attempt rate.
An article I wrote last year about FOX News transphobia was our readers most read story in 2013: https://lexiecannes.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/fox-news-transphobic-mocking-reaches-all-time-high/
Tip of the hat to Laurelai Bailey.
Here’s a transgender feature film that I’d be honored if you watched: “Lexie Cannes” http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0963781332
THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT is associated with Wipe Out Transphobia: http://www.wipeouttransphobia.com/
Read Lexie Cannes in The Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/