Saturday, October 08, 2022

Jon Stewart wrecks Arkansas's rationale for its anti-trans legislation with one interview


You simply HAVE to see this interview that comedian Jon Stewart had with Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas Attorney General, about why her state banned gender-affirming care for minors - ignoring the guidelines of major medical organizations and taking the decision out of parents’ hands. This is monumental because it's probably the first time someone from one of those states trying to prevent gender-affirming care for trans kids was directly and specifically questioned about their motives.

In this six-minute exchange, Stewart (who has apologized for past anti-trans comments) demonstrates how the media has really dropped the ball when it comes to presenting the issue of gender-affirming care for trans kids. It should be embarrassing to Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, etc. that a comedian does a better job than all of them put together in educating  how attacks on gender-affirming care are without reason. And don't just take my word for it. The interview has been hailed by many and has already gone mega viral with over seven million hits. 

Editor's note - You can also access the youtube video of the interview here.