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    Default Demand Action From NBC-- Tell SNL That Transgender People Deserve Respect



    "The violence, discrimination and harassment that transgender Americans experience each and every day is no laughing matter," said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios. "Saturday Night Live is a touchstone of American comedy, but Saturday's unfunny skit sends a destructive and dehumanizing message."

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    Get over it. They make fun of everyone.

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    I'm sure they liken this to them making fun of black people, gay people, women, or whatever minority group that also gets easily offended. The problem is that while being black, gay, or being born a woman isn't a choice, and therefore something in poor taste to make fun of or discriminate against, being transgender is a choice, and therefore opens them up to ridicule.

    To me, it's no different than if I were to prance down the street in a wife-beater and tootoo. If people point and laugh at me for doing it, I deserve it and shouldn't be offended by it. As a society we have norms, which is why I get a ticket if I walk down the street and scream: "FUCK FUCK FUCK" all day long. Even though I think it's stupid to ban certain words in public, I have to abide by the accepted societal norms.

    I'm sorry, but a man with a 5 o'clock shadow, bitch tits, and an inverted penis made into a vagina by plastic surgery is fucked up...and I'd say it on the sidewalk and take the ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post

    I'm sorry, but a man with a 5 o'clock shadow, bitch tits, and an inverted penis made into a vagina by plastic surgery is fucked up...and I'd say it on the sidewalk and take the ticket.
    Agreed!
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    Hey, we all suffered through the "It's Pat" sketches, so we've done our duty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    I'm sure they liken this to them making fun of black people, gay people, women, or whatever minority group that also gets easily offended. The problem is that while being black, gay, or being born a woman isn't a choice, and therefore something in poor taste to make fun of or discriminate against, being transgender is a choice, and therefore opens them up to ridicule.

    To me, it's no different than if I were to prance down the street in a wife-beater and tootoo. If people point and laugh at me for doing it, I deserve it and shouldn't be offended by it. As a society we have norms, which is why I get a ticket if I walk down the street and scream: "FUCK FUCK FUCK" all day long. Even though I think it's stupid to ban certain words in public, I have to abide by the accepted societal norms.

    I'm sorry, but a man with a 5 o'clock shadow, bitch tits, and an inverted penis made into a vagina by plastic surgery is fucked up...and I'd say it on the sidewalk and take the ticket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsbll4 View Post
    I'm sure they liken this to them making fun of black people, gay people, women, or whatever minority group that also gets easily offended. The problem is that while being black, gay, or being born a woman isn't a choice, and therefore something in poor taste to make fun of or discriminate against, being transgender is a choice, and therefore opens them up to ridicule.

    To me, it's no different than if I were to prance down the street in a wife-beater and tootoo. If people point and laugh at me for doing it, I deserve it and shouldn't be offended by it. As a society we have norms, which is why I get a ticket if I walk down the street and scream: "FUCK FUCK FUCK" all day long. Even though I think it's stupid to ban certain words in public, I have to abide by the accepted societal norms.

    I'm sorry, but a man with a 5 o'clock shadow, bitch tits, and an inverted penis made into a vagina by plastic surgery is fucked up...and I'd say it on the sidewalk and take the ticket.
    I really don't think being transgender is a choice... most of the stories I have heard about the transgender community (not to be confused with transvestites) involve alot of suffering....no one would choose that

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    Heard this on the radio the other day. Only in California.

    Berkeley's Latest Liberal Cause: Sex Changes
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    Right now there's discrimination. ... If you have this condition, you don't get treated. If you have every other condition, they'll treat you.


    - Lynn Riordan, transsexual woman
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    Berkeley, Calif., is famous for taking on bold, liberal causes, which is why officials there may not have expected the controversy over a proposal to help city workers afford sex change operations.

    The amount of cash at stake in Berkeley is fairly small. But it has still stirred up a debate over how much compassion the city can afford in these tough economic times.

    Lynn Riordan is a fixture at a Berkeley coffee shop known for hosting neighborhood meetings. She works in the city's finance department and she's active in her union.

    "I suppose the unusual thing about me is I'm a transsexual woman," Riordan said. "They estimate 1 in 50,000 are born this way."

    Sex Reassignment


    The final stage in the physical transitioning of a transsexual or transgendered male to female or female to male.


    Surgery Requirements


    Confirmation of gender identity disorder by treating endocrinologist
    Completion of at least one year of cross sex hormone treatment
    Live in the new gender role (called Real Life Experience). The length of time depends on the state.
    Recommendation of a physician responsible for endocrine therapy
    Recommendation of a mental health professional
    Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services National Guideline Clearinghouse


    - Sarah Gonzalez

    Riordan was born as a boy, but she says she knew something wasn't right.

    "When I was 5, I realized I was a girl. I never thought I was a boy," she says. "I quickly learned, however ... that people wanted me to pretend to be a boy."

    Riordan finally had a sex change operation eight years ago when she was 49 years old.

    Gender Reassignment Surgery

    She paid for the procedure herself, which at the time cost $11,000. Now she's advocating on behalf of transsexuals who can't afford the surgery and who are Berkeley city employees.

    "We're campaigning to remove the discriminatory restrictions against treating transsexuality and its related medical problems," said Riordan. "Right now there's discrimination, and you know, tough luck if you have this condition, you don't get treated. If you have every other condition, they'll treat you."

    Gender reassignment surgery currently isn't covered by Berkeley's two health insurance providers. So the City Council is considering setting aside a total of $20,000 a year to offset the cost.

    City Councilman Darryl Moore spearheads the proposal, following the example of San Francisco, which has offered that benefit for a decade.

    "It's not something that is cosmetic or something that is recreational," said Moore. "And it's not something you do in a day. You can't just walk into a doctor's office and say you want sexual reassignment surgery. It's a very long process and it's [the] very last step in that process."

    The $20,000 would be available to any city employee on a first come, first served basis. To qualify, the employee has to have lived as an opposite-sex person for at least a year and already undergone hormone therapy.

    Around town, even in this liberal bastion, the proposal raises eyebrows and questions.

    Controversy Over The Proposal

    "I was shocked when I saw this on the agenda for the City Council and I thought, 'What in the world is going on here?' " said Ann Slaby, a former Berkeley zoning commissioner. "I have a great deal of empathy for people who feel that they're caught in a body that they don't wish to have. But the question becomes, who's going to pay for it? How come I'm paying?"


    I have a great deal of empathy for people who feel that they're caught in a body that they don't wish to have. But the question becomes, who's going to pay for it? How come I'm paying?


    - Ann Slaby, Berkeley resident
    Others think the proposal should be modified a bit.

    "What they need to do, if they're doing something like that is set up a fund for anybody that may need assistance with some type of medical treatment," said Taj Johns, a retired city employee. "For example, if people need help with dentistry, people need help with eyeglasses, anybody could apply for money from that fund. So it just shouldn't be for any targeted group. It should be available for anybody."

    Michael Wilson, a nurse, said he supports the idea as a good use of public funds.

    "Especially because it's not something that's going down the drain and never coming back," said Wilson. "When you look at the life of a transgender person, being able to be move into the body type that actually works for them is actually going to be more productive for society as we move forward."

    In the scope of a city budget, $20,000 is admittedly small change. But many question whether it should be offered when Berkeley faces more than $250 million in unfunded pension liabilities.

    "Berkeley has a history of fighting for issues that are outside the normal range, the regular range," said George Woodward, a housing contractor. "And that's what the town is known for.

    Woodward said it wouldn't surprise him if the proposal passes.

    Whether the Berkeley City Council will continue that tradition and vote to pay for its employees' sex change operations will be weighed in a vote in mid-February.
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    Ha Ha! Humorless Fucks! Embrace the satire you fagdykes.

    Weren't these two reta... er!... special, back in the day.

    They were still funny. Nobody got up in arms about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SNIC View Post
    Get over it. They make fun of everyone.

    And for the past couple of seasons, they havent been that funny either....
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    Quote Originally Posted by speedtruckermf View Post
    Dude, you're not born gay! That's a "choice" you make all by yourself.
    Another enlightened post from this one.
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    yep, as long as I believe it's a "choice" I don't have to believe that I'm a complete fucking asshole for being so spiteful, insulting and demeaning.

    works for me.
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    An old high-school friend of mine is gay. He is the director of a clinic in Washington DC which helps transgender people get surgeries or whatever help they need.
    At their annual fundraising banquet last year, he escorted Miss America.

    I don't care whether you're gay or whatever, any man who goes out with Miss America gets respect.

    In fact, I think that qualifies you for the hall of fame.

 

 

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