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21st-May-2009 11:36 pm
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22nd-May-2009 10:14 am (UTC)
Did you watch the Apprentice last week?
22nd-May-2009 10:50 am (UTC)
No. Should I have?
22nd-May-2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
Possible; my reaction wasn't particularly articulate but some of the commenters certainly picked up on the same things I did.

I haven't been able to watch the Youtube clip you linked because I'm at work, but I think it's on a similar theme. You may still be able to get last week's Apprentice on iPlayer if they did a catch-up if you're interested.
22nd-May-2009 01:04 pm (UTC)
The kind of questions she's talking about is "Did it hurt?" "What was your name when you were a man?" "how does sex work, then?" and other invasive personal questions that are generally considered out of order to ask strangers, unless that stranger is trans.

I have the Apprentice on now in the background, but I'll disagree with you on one point you made; ignorance and homophobia are not exclusive.
22nd-May-2009 01:20 pm (UTC)
*winces* Yeah, that's bad.

*rereads* I don't think I said they were; in any case, I'm pretty sure what I meant was that I didn't think anyone was trying to be offensive. I mean, I'm sure someone could be ignorant and homophobic, or ignorant and non-homophobic, or non-ignorant and homophobic, but that wasn't the point I was trying to make. farmer_sto at the bottom worded it better than I did.
22nd-May-2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
Right, I just wanted to specify that someone can act homophobic (as they were) without intending to be offensive. Nowadays I don't use words like homophobic and sexist to describe people, rather than actions and attitudes.

I had to stop watching, but for example, Mona's reaction to the transwoman was clearly borne out of ignorance, but also clearly a transphobic one, as suddenly the woman became a 'freak' in her eyes, even though she clearly wasn't in control of her reaction.
22nd-May-2009 04:11 pm (UTC)
(I just instinctively wanted to pass this on to you or Jennie, as you're high on my "intelligent, effective feminists" list). I keep reading it and blinking in utter amazement.
22nd-May-2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
eeeeeeeeeeeeeew
Why would you link that to me? Do you WANT ME TO SUFFER?
22nd-May-2009 08:53 pm (UTC)
It's amazing the number of people who've read it and said "Well, that's really quite- CANNOT CONTAIN THE RAGE"

No, I figured you'd be able to pass it on to more people who will want to kill the author with her own ovaries.
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