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Trigger warnings everywhere!
Fine. Whatever, you people win. I deleted the post. Just stop bothering me about it.
Oh, ok. I wasn’t sure if this was more terf nonsense or not.
Thanks for the feedback, but I feel like you’re seeing things in the joke that just aren’t there. The joke’s just stating that saving money is one potential (completely tongue in cheek) benefit of dating a trans woman that has a penis. It’s not making any statements on what all lesbians like or do.
Edit: removed “pre-operative” from my answer because the phrasing was grossing me out.
Trigger warning: transphobia.
Less than five minutes into this year’s show, VGX co-host Joel McHale assured the audience that Wario had not "undergone sex reassignment surgery." Shortly afterward, he introduced a reader comment with, "He, she, or he-she says…"
Here’s a vital rule of comedy: never punch down. Pointing and laughing at an oppressed group doesn’t make you edgy or transgressive. It makes you a bully, and it harms real people. This behavior is all too common in the game industry, and it needs to stop.
Further reading: Samantha Allen describes the triggering effects of transphobic comments at the Border House Blog.
I support her and what she did, but I’m not particularly sure why anyone would care what I think about the issue.
I really don’t watch much anime, so people would have to submit those examples.
I think that I should state that I am not a frequent viewer of the show, but I have seen it enough times to know of character traits and running gags. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s begin.
First off, why do the promos focus on, what I believe, to be the subplot of the episode (the “[Alan] is dating a trans woman” plot)? I may be reading too much into this, but it seems like they used this for shock value instead of focusing on the main plot of Walden dating a dumb, accident-prone model (the title comes from a line she says near the end of the episode, after all).
Now, to the episode itself. For the first six minutes of the episode they pretty much focus on the model and Walden and his date with only a hint at the subplot, when [Alan]’s niece offers to take him out.
When they actually go out she takes him to a gay bar where they, of course, continue with the “[Alan] is gay” running gag and he eventually meets they trans woman, Paula. They make sexual innuendos relating to banking and [Alan] discusses with her about how his niece recently came out of the closet.
They eventually go home and have sex, after which she appears very nervous. [Alan] asks her what’s wrong and she reveals that she, “used to be a man named Paul,” much to the amusement and shock or the audience based on the groans and laughter.They discuss it and, when she begins to discuss SRS, he plugs his fingers into his ears and shout, ” LALALALALA!” She pats his leg and says that she won’t tell him what happened to which he replies, “Well, I know what just happened to mine.”
There is also a point where he says that they have more in common then he thought because of this and he worries that her old genitals will grow back and then he’ll, “suddenly be dating a dude.” The next day he goes down stairs and talks about his “crazy night!” Walden wonders why he would sleep with her and then says, “Well, it’s you.” Walden begins to ask questions and when the niece tries to answer they both plug their ears and shout, “LALALALALALA!” They then talk about Walden’s date (?) and Alan says that the only thing wrong with this is the, “occasional 5 o’clock shadow,” to be followed by the niece praising Alan for being so supportive.
Later, the two go on a movie date where Alan apologizes for wanting to split a hot dog and Paula acts like the man in the relationship by paying (Paula: ” Sorry, old habits from when I was Paul” Alan: “It’s fine, I think that we’ve established that I can work around things in this relationship.”) and stretching her arm over his shoulder. A guy begins to talk on his phone in the theater and Paula punches him in the face. Alan replies by telling her that he loves her and they kiss.
The rest of the episode is about Walden and his date… ish… person.
Oh, um, weird timing. I just got this submission. It has a bit more context than my post.
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.