We are getting tired of being the jokes of movies and damn tired of being comic relief for comedians. People keep saying it’s a joke take a joke why can’t you just take a joke. It for one is not a joke, you do not realize the implications of making jokes about transgender people has on us. Not only us but how society sees us, those jokes that seem harmless are what holds us down. It makes people think these jokes are ok, they are not.
Transgender Movies May Make Headlines, but Transgender People Are Still Just a Joke at the Golden Globes | American Civil Liberties Union
It didn’t take long for last night’s 73rd annual Golden Globes Awards to mock transgender people for existing. Within five minutes, host Ricky Gervais referred to Caitlyn Jenner by her old name, joked about how much she had changed, and then shifted gears to ridicule Jeffrey Tambor’s transgender character in the television show, “Transparent.” Later, the onslaught continued with jokes about Eddie Redmayne’s transgender character in “The Danish Girl.”