Jesus fucking Christ.
I'm watching the Carson Daly Show (first time watching it), and he just played this "game" called "Dude or Not a Dude?"
Basically, this "game" consists of taking mug shots of sex workers and guessing whether they're a ciswoman or a "transvestite" (which in the context he apparently actually meant a transwoman).
That's fucking disgusting on more levels than I can even comprehend.
Firstly, he's ridiculing these people based on their appearance. They're mocked if they don't look "feminine" enough - after all, the last thing any woman would want is to look like a "dude." But I guess it's okay to degrade ugly women, especially if they're sex workers. After all, sex workers aren't real people, amirite?
Secondly, he's got some fucking gall to think he can determine whether someone is male or female. The only person who can determine that is themselves. By calling a transwoman a "dude" just because she doesn't "pass" to his satisfaction, he's denying her identity, her agency - even her very personhood for the sake of a few cheap laughs. Aren't trannies funny? They like to pretend they're real women! Ha ha ha!
Thirdly... jsdfakjl;aldkjdfk. I'm just livid right now. Fucking asshole.
(x-posting to my other blag)