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Sootonthecarpet submitted: In the second episode of the third series of the new Doctor Who, “The Shakespeare Code”, there’s a joke which is probably about drag queens but might be about trans women. The episode takes place in Elizabethan London, and two characters (one from modern London) are watching a play there. One, Martha, asks the Doctor if the female characters are being played by “Men dressed as women” and the Doctor confirms this and says something about how London doesn’t change much in the future, as in London still has a population of men dressed as women. I’d like to think they’re talking about drag queens, rather than misgendering trans women as the butt of a joke, but I’m not at all certain of the matter and thought it warranted pointing out.
Sure. I’ve never seen the show, but that sounds pretty cringe-worthy.
I actually haven’t seen more than an episode of 30 Rock, but it has a pretty bad reputation of being transphobic. I’m trying to get around to watching it, but I don’t know when that’ll be.
I’m glad you like it.
But still be careful, this isn’t even remotely close to a complete list. Not even of stuff I just happen to know about.
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Looks neat. Thanks for the recommendation!
Any joke that doesn’t mock trans people for existing, imply that we’re really just sad pathetic members of our assigned genders, or use slurs should be fine. In the comedy world, this would be fresh and ground-breaking.
(Sorry for the delay, anon. I’ve been meaning to get back to you.)
Link to the video.
I’ve actually watched this four times, and I can’t really tell where the offensive bits are. Someone, help me out here, please.
There are a few jokes in the segment that I thought may have been what people are talking about: