After an appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher in which host Bill Maher mostly used kid gloves to handle him, Milo Yiannopoulos got a very different treatment on the aftershow Overtime With Bill Maher.
During his appearance on Overtime, Yiannopoulos and Maher began having a deeply transphobic conversation about transgender people, which Larry Wilmore had to shut down. Read more. (2/18/17, 12:14 PM)
1. Transgender people are not ‘confused’ about their ‘sexual identity’
Being transgender has nothing to do with sexual identity ― it has to do with gender identity. Sexual identity is who you are sexually attracted to: men, women, both, neither, some combination of all of the above. Gender identity is how you identify: male, female, neither, both, some combination of all of the above.
2. Transgender people do not suffer from a psychiatric disorder
While many transgender people are afflicted by gender dysphoria ― feeling emotional distress over the difference between the gender they are thought to be at birth and the gender they know themselves to be ― they are not mentally ill.
3. Transgender people are not “disproportionately involved” in sex crimes
At least not in the way Yiannopoulos claims. In fact, in the past 35 years, only one case of an alleged trans person attacking someone in a restroom has been reported anywhere in the entire world.
4. Transgender people are the ones harassed and discriminated against in restrooms
The Williams Institute found that 70 percent of trans people have been “denied access, verbally harassed, or physically assaulted in public restrooms.”
5. Transgender people face shockingly high levels of sexual abuse and assault
One in two transgender people are sexually assaulted or abused at some point in their lives. What’s more, 2016 was the deadliest year on record for transgender people with at least 24 trans people, most of them transgender people of color, murdered and many more deaths not reported.
6. Trans people using restrooms corresponding with their gender identity doesn’t allow predators to gain access to those venues
As Massachusetts State Rep. Paul Heroux explained in a blog on The Huffington Post, “If a predator or pervert tries to gain access to an opposite sex bathroom or locker room, that is already against the law. Furthermore, over 90% of assaults on children are done by someone the child knows. Only with extreme rareness is it someone who is using a restroom, and that is and will continue to be against the law.”
7. Transgender people just want to use a bathroom and leave ― just like everyone else.
So, in summary: No, Milo ― just no. No to your campaign of willfully misinforming anyone who will listen to the sewage that so joyfully spills out of your mouth. No to your despicable and dangerous lies about transgender people. No to everything you said Friday night on Maher’s show. Actually, no to everything you’ve said anywhere at any point. No. No. No.
Islam isn’t a violent religion any more than Christianity is. (Twitter: MuslimIQ)
This was directed at a white supremacist, but it’s a good response for the Bill Maher Liberals in your life too, especially the atheists. The Angry White Man brand of Liberal Atheist Absolutism is probably one of my least favorite factions among people I generally agree with, because it always comes with a condescending air of I’m Right And You’re Wrong. Things are this or they are that, and because I am an educated white man, I am smart, and I don’t have to listen to your rebuttals to whatever I just said. One of their hot button issues is religion, wherein all religions are stupid and terrible, but Islam is the worst because it makes people violent.
Getting really sick of white people like Bill Maher telling their white friends and fans shit like “Real Indians aren’t even offended by mascots!”
First of all, who the fuck are you?
Second of all, this just REEKS of manipulative bullshit. Like I hear things like this and it just translates to, “You don’t want to be one of THOSE Indians that are offended, right? YOU’RE not angry or overly sensitive or PC, are you? You’re one of the cool ones, right?”