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A Danish TV host gave a fine display of all the most common forms of discrimination against transgender people in less than 100 seconds when he compared transsexuality to “a freak show” and “weirdos with perverse desires,” insisted on talking about a transgender woman’s body parts and consistently referred to her as “he” and as a man.
The name of the journalist is Søren Ø Jensen, and he was interviewing a lesbian LGBT magazine editor on the local TV station, TV2 Østjylland, on January 7th 2011, when he felt he needed to ridicule (an article about) the transgender woman, mother of two.
You can see the program here, but it’s in Danish. Coming at some point, probably: Version with English subtitles on YouTube.
What Søren did wrong (mehr…)