The laughter at transgender people’s expense didn’t end there, either. One month after Ace Ventura premiered I saw Naked Gun 33 1/3, the hit comedy in which Anna Nicole Smith’s character does a sexy silhouette striptease that ends up revealing a penis. Once again, her former suitors are appalled. Then there’s the famous Tone Loc frat anthem “Funky Cold Medina,” the second verse of which finds Loc talking about a girl he meets named Sheena. After the two flirt, Loc takes Sheena home, where it’s revealed that she’s transgender. The rapper, who you might remember also co-starred in Ace Ventura, throws Sheena out of his house, saying, “I don’t fool around with no Oscar Mayer wiener.” Even in supposedly queer-friendly movies like 1991’s Soapdish you’ll find characters disgusted by transgender people, like when Robert Downey Jr. gags after having a romantic interlude with a trans woman.
Repugnance is a common theme in the trans-people-as-jokes canon. But more prevalent is the element of deceit. Time and again in both comedic and dramatic films, transgender people are cast as deviant tricksters out to fool innocent victims into sleeping with them. This narrative plays upon two of America’s deepest fears: sexual vulnerability and humiliation. Not only is your sex partner “lying” about their gender, victims who “fall for it” are then forced to grapple with the embarrassment of being had, of being seen as gay. Men “tricked” into sleeping with another man are embarrassed by the threat to their masculinity. So much culture has taught us that transgender people aren’t just sexual aliens, they’re also predatory liars.
— Cord Jefferson, “How I Learned to Hate Transgender People”
Can I force interns to read articles until they stop making shitty jokes? More importantly, would it work?
Also, I miss Cord Jefferson writing for GOOD.
I’ve been encountering lots of stupid transphobic jokes (stupid because all transphobic jokes are stupid) lately, so I thought I’d put this into the universe.
All of these characters are trans women, too.
^exactly. very important.
And it’s appalling that self-proclaimed feminists don’t do more about ending this gross stigma against trans women.
Appalling but, let’s face it, unsurprising in the least.
New Who in the style of Tim Burton by MichaelthePure. Classic Who coming soon!
i love how vague this is. its no[t even gonna tell you how to do it. its not even gonna tell you how its fucking floating like that. it doesnt matter. make a wind tunnel you piece of shit
once I asked my English teacher if teachers shipped their students and after explaining what shipping meant she told me that that is literally one of the most popular discussions in the staff room
I had an English teacher who thought these two students were nice together, so she made them partners on a project.
They got married.
This is a wildlife bridge in the Netherlands. Wildlife bridges are designed to help animals cross busy highways in safety. They don’t just protect wildlife from being hit by cars - they also connect fragmented habitats and help populations intermingle and breed.
The Netherlands is leading the way in designing these bridges. The country is home to more than 600 similar crossings.
So fucking dope
i guess you could say it’s an..
I will never let myself scroll past a picture of Walt and not reblog it. I feel like I’d be dishonoring him, and he’s just done so much for me that it’s just not right.
Bless this man for enriching my childhood.
People who don’t reblog this
DISHONOR ON YOUR WHOLE FAMILY
DISHONOR ON YOU
DISHONOR ON YOUR COW
dude if i didnt reblog then i would be dishonouring him he IS part of my family ._.
the creator of our childhood c:
i scrolled past and all of you made me feel bad so i had to scroll back up and reblog argh ily walt
^ pretty much
YOU REBLOG THIS EVERY TIME IT HITS YOUR DASH, PEOPLE OF TUMBLR.