Sunday, July 19, 2015


From Salon:

Ben Shapiro tries — and spectacularly fails — to humiliate 
trans woman Zoey Tur: “What are your genetics, sir?” 

Thursday night’s episode of “Dr. Drew on Call” featured Breitbart Editor-at-Large Ben Shaprio and “Inside Edition” reporter Zoey Tur discussing whether Caitlyn Jenner deserved the Arthur Ashe Courage Award — and as anyone familiar with Shapiro’s thoughts about the transgender community has already guessed, the discussion started poorly and steadily deteriorated like a burning plane on a slow descent into a field of puppies.

Host Drew Pinsky asked Shapiro if he believed Jenner deserved the award. “For what?” Shapiro shot back.

More here.

You know, I don't think Caitlyn Jenner's story is, like, the greatest thing ever or anything along those lines. But she does represent a significant step forward in the ongoing struggle for transgendered Americans to be received into the nation's cultural mainstream. Her public existence as a woman is definitely noteworthy, and to be respected and honored.

The thing I don't get is how it pisses off so many people. I mean, why all the juxtaposing of Jenner pictures with soldier pictures and text reading "this is real courage" yadda-yadda? It's weird.