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Transphobic U.S. Congressman edits Wikipedia to include hate speech for Laverne Cox   

wdya:

Someone with an IP address sourcing to the House of Representatives just edited the Orange Is the New Black Wikipedia page with the telling summary of “not a woman.”

That’s right, this Congressman edited out a sentence hailing the show for including “the first ever women-in-prison narrative to be played by a real transgender woman.”  What did he replace it with?  Hate speech.

The Congressman called Cox a “man pretending to be a woman,” and linked to an offensive article by National Review Online aptly titled “Laverne Cox Is Not a Woman.”

The change has since been reversed and the IP address has been banned from editing Wikipedia for a month, but you can see the original edit he made in the link above.

The change was spotted by a Twitter bot which tweets out links any time a Congressional IP address edits Wikipedia.

Spread this like wildfire.

(articles on The A.V. Club, Yahoo, and NY Daily News)

(Source: wdyb)

Do not tolerate, from yourself or others, jokes that make fun of anyone for anything that is harmful or out of their control. Ever. Period. Full stop. Not racist jokes, not sexist jokes, not homophobic or transphobic jokes, not jokes that make fun of people who have physical or mental disabilities or illnesses. Practice this now, and practice it deliberately. You should have a sense of humour, but this is NOT a sense of humour. Don’t do it. Ever. It’s never okay.

The dean of my law school who is a fucking BAMF (via actualcanadianfemmesherlock)

amajor7:

Dan Savage (founder of the “It Gets Better” project) is a perfect example of the whole “LGBT pride so long as you’re only a white cisman and nothing else” community.
Here are a few of the things he’s done:
He has called trans* people “trannies” and “shemales”, as well as told a parent they were selfish for not waiting until their child has graduated from high school to have their sex-change operation. [x]
He has attacked a rape survivor over her relationship with her husband [x]
Savage falsely labeled Washington State Attorney Rob Mckenna as transgender as a joke(?) [x]
He has stated that “avoiding bi guys is a good rule of thumb for gay men looking for long-term relationships.” [x]
You can find more of his sexist, racist, transphobic, biphobic comments here.

amajor7:

Dan Savage (founder of the “It Gets Better” project) is a perfect example of the whole “LGBT pride so long as you’re only a white cisman and nothing else” community.

Here are a few of the things he’s done:

  • He has called trans* people “trannies” and “shemales”, as well as told a parent they were selfish for not waiting until their child has graduated from high school to have their sex-change operation. [x]
  • He has attacked a rape survivor over her relationship with her husband [x]
  • Savage falsely labeled Washington State Attorney Rob Mckenna as transgender as a joke(?) [x]
  • He has stated that “avoiding bi guys is a good rule of thumb for gay men looking for long-term relationships.” [x]

You can find more of his sexist, racist, transphobic, biphobic comments here.

brennaleighann:

An even better alternative to the current text would be: “This person is not a complete asshole and believes in basic human rights and integrity.”

brennaleighann:

An even better alternative to the current text would be: “This person is not a complete asshole and believes in basic human rights and integrity.”

(Source: sleepypasture)

acontemporaryliberal:

holygoddamnshit:

ALASKA’S LOVING CHRISTIANS POST NASTY ANTI-TRANS AD


among the comments:

We’re all still waiting for a single example of a transperson assaulting someone in a locker room. Has this EVER happened ONCE in the history of the entire fucking world?

^Not to knowledge. This add is sickening. Watch it. It definitely speaks for itself. It’s just appalling.