On the one hand, this is awesome how comedian John Oliver goes after transphobic narratives and those who spew them with a 'take no prisoners' attitude. But on the other hand, it is rather sad that we have to count on comedians (,Jon Stewart recently took a transphobic attorney general to school) to do the things that people who get paid to be journalist aren't doing.
Oliver takes care of business superbly. The entire segment is wonderful viewing. But if you want some snippets, check out below. And while watching one (the one with the bigoted author Abigail Shrier), I want you to do something. Replace the word "transgender" in her comments with the phrase "radical homosexuals." For me it was like being transported via a time machine a few years in the past. It's like I've said before - the tactics and lies never change. Only the targets.
Abigail Shrier "sometimes dresses her arguments up by using the term 'rapid-onset gender dysphoria,' which is total horseshit." - John Oliver pic.twitter.com/PTYlz9hNn6— Ari Drennen (@AriDrennen) October 17, 2022
A society that is forcing children to beg legislators for their lives is a society that is failing its children pic.twitter.com/cdqegAnykG— Ari Drennen (@AriDrennen) October 17, 2022
I know John Oliver is right about this because when I was in middle school a girl pooped in a dixie cup and all the way through graduation that's what she was known for. pic.twitter.com/VwLHnkLyGa— Ari Drennen (@AriDrennen) October 17, 2022
John Oliver DESTROYS the GOP campaign against trans girls in sports with facts and logic: pic.twitter.com/9qNcHPogQB— Ari Drennen (@AriDrennen) October 17, 2022
This clip of trans kid Kai Shappley from John Oliver's show last night is genuinely heartbreaking pic.twitter.com/V7nXXliszK— Ari Drennen (@AriDrennen) October 17, 2022
Holy shit pic.twitter.com/jAxYqytO8M— Ari Drennen (@AriDrennen) October 17, 2022