Fox News Wins Again: Now Bored With Attacking Women, They’ve Set Their Sights on the Transgender Community3
June 24, 2013 by gabnormal
First it was the all-male discussion on the destruction of society that’s being lead by female breadwinners, now Fox has set it’s targets on the Transgender community.
More recently Fox has been targeted by LGBT groups for their hate towards trans people.
Honestly, this is beyond disgusting. For so many reasons.
First I would like to say that as a young, budding journalist I am appalled that Fox even has the audacity to say that they are “Fair & Balanced.” This atrocity called a news source is one of the reasons that so many people hate journalists, and I am embarrassed to say that they are a part of the same career path that I have chosen for myself.
Now that that’s out of the way, the fact that these “reporters” feel the need to interject their own hate-filled opinions into on-air commentary regarding people who are transgender is not only rude but entirely reinforces everything that groups like GLAAD and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force have been working to rid society of. This primarily includes things like hate and discrimination against groups which includes but is not limited to, gays, lesbians and transgendered people. Calling a trans woman a “burley man in a dress” does nothing but mock, hurt and damage not only the trans person comments like these are aimed at but the entire community.
Let’s not get into the fact that according to a study performed by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality 41% of trans people surveyed have attempted suicide. The national average for this statistic is 1.6%.
The same study found that “Those who expressed a transgender identity or gender non-conformity while in grades K-12 reported alarming rates of harassment (78%), physical assault (35%) and sexual violence (12%).”
Did you see that? 78% of children in grades kindergarten through senior year of high school have reported being harassed due to their gender expression.
Congratulations, Fox News. You are promoting the bullying of young children, almost half of whom will attempt suicide at some point in their lives due to such bullying. I hope you’re proud of yourself.