LEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — In Toledo, Ohio, mega-broadcaster Cumulus Media, Inc., mocked trans woman Caitlyn Jenner by dressing up one of their DJs in drag and posing as her in the now-iconic Vanity Fair image, and plastering it on local billboards to drum up ratings for one of their local stations, Star 105.
This was first brought to my attention by blogger Char Davenport. An online campaign is underway to bring the billboards down. At least one advertiser has pulled ads since the campaign began according to Equality Toledo. Cumulus is the second largest owner of radio stations in the United States.
In Omaha, Nebraska, a deejay at a nightclub was arrested after bullying his way into a ladies room and sucker punching trans woman Kara Jeslyn Barone. The man, Stephen E. Thompson followed the punch with a transphobic tirade while he was being held back by others. He was charged with a felony hate crime — if convicted Thompson faces up to 5 years in prison. Barone suffered facial injuries.
In Melbourne, Australia, a doctor says transgender people are disordered, delusional and pathological. Dr Jereth Kok uses the argument from authority fallacy, with a dose of Jesus and Caitlyn Jenner to hammer trans people into oblivion.
Kok: ”I am a doctor; I have been educated about the human body, I prescribe powerful drugs (including hormones) on a daily basis and I see the results of all kinds of surgery. ‘Sex reassignment therapy’ is a sophisticated and cruel myth.”
“I am a doctor” is a clear red flag for rational thinkers to dodge this turkey. Even doctors have to support their assertions. One begins a persuasive discussion by pointing to the evidence, NOT towards themselves!
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Categories: Transgender, Transsexual, Trans, Transphobia, exploitation, dehumanizing, violence, hate
Sometimes people just disgust people. All I want is to live my life in peace as the woman I am.!!
Well the Dr. in Aussi land has a very appropriate name. Dr. ‘Cock’. Perhaps he’s a cock doc. He is indeed an asshole. Maybe he can shove himself up his ass.
To top it off, the fallacy of “I said it, therefore it is true” is ipse dixit. Say it out loud if you don’t get it at first.
I think in the Australian dialect that the name is pronounced “KOOK:, as in “Cuckoo”
Interestingly enough, my doctor disagrees. I guess being a doctor isn’t an automatic pass to being correct?
I read your work but don’t always comment, but that doesn’t mean I don’t consider what you do a great service – keep on keeping on.
Thank you! 🙂
You always pack a powerful punch, Lexie Cannes! 🙂
Thank you, too! 🙂
Many in society fear the unknown. And for years we hid in the shadows afraid to come out. Many of us did not even know there were others who felt like we did. The internet has changed all that. Chat rooms sprang up and all of a sudden we were not alone. In numbers there is safety and as we discovered we were not alone we were emboldened to show ourselves to the world and the world did not know how to react.
I have seen stories on the “epidemic” of trans youth and adults and how it is a fad. There is no epidemic, there is nothing faddish about being trans. We were always here but were to scared to let the world see us. As more and more emerge from their closets some in society feel threatened by our acceptance of who we are. They have lived knowing that everyone fit into nice little boxes and the world around them was ordered and everyone knew their place. Now the landscape is littered with the remains of containers that are on their way to the refuse heap and their safe little world is no more. So they lash out as a means of coping. Petty in mind and spirit they are now hemmed in by the very boxes they so cherished.
Lee Ann. Well said
The good news is that the billboards are coming down, although the station denies that it had anything to do with our protest. LOL . . . the billboards were only up for three days.
Once again, you’re right on the mark, Lexie. Thanks for the shout out! And thanks for all you do for so many of us in the community. Without you, everything would be a little dimmer.
It has become “OUR” time. For years I have seen and read about bullied trans people. I studied martial arts and prepared myself, not to get even but to prove you never know who you’re playing with. With 3 black belts in my possession many know who I am now. It keeps them safe. Choose life over the consequences….
The Antigenitalistic Rrrriot has just begun