Tranny and @fakedansavage @anamariecox @UChicago (USA)

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Ana Marie Cox’s Fellows seminar with guest Dan Savage.

Dan Savage and Ana Marie Cox are in hot water from trans people for daring to discuss in public why saying “Tranny” is “problematic.”  They did so at an event hosted by the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

According to this petition, “a trans student repeatedly asked them not to use the slur and tried to explain why it was offensive. Cox and Savage then proceeded to argue with the student, saying they had a right to use the word. Afterwards, Savage continued to use the slur despite knowing it was making students feel unsafe and both Cox and the IOP staff did nothing to stop him. This action upset the student to the point that they had to leave the room in a state of distress.”

Trans people believe that someone should “stop” discourse of subjects if it makes them feel bad.

The petition alleges that the “usage of this slur constitutes hate speech, which is frankly unacceptable,” without noting that the context of the discussion was why the word is PROBLEMATIC.

The petition continues: “There is a difference between respecting open discourse and permitting hate speech—a distinction that the IOP does not seem to understand. Both Ana Marie Cox, as the moderator, and the IOP staff have a responsibility to stop hate speech in order to maintain a safe and accessible space for students where respectful open discourse can actually occur. They failed to do this. The IOP proudly asserts its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and civil discourse. In order to stay true to these values, we demand that the IOP publicly apologize for failing to stop the use of the transphobic slur during the seminar and assert a commitment to preventing the use of slurs and hate speech in the future.”

It is hate speech to discuss why saying Tranny is problematic.  That is, the word Tranny is so powerful that it cannot be uttered, ever, even in the context of a political discussion as to why the word is offensive.

However, trans women calling women bitches, cunts, twats and fish is acceptable and not hate speech, apparently.

Side Note: Tranny seems to be used the most as a porn word. Interestingly, we have observed that most vocal trans women activists are pro-pornography.

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