The Comedy You Love Uses Trans Women As Punchlines And We Need To Talk About It

(Content Warning: Transphobia)

The “freaky love,” the “man in a dress” – we’re starting to get more positive transgender representation in the media, but these tired tropes and more are still around.

Do you recognize when popular shows and media use trans women as comedic devices? These “jokes” are so common that many of us still laugh along.

Kat Blaque’s breaking down where these awful representations show up and why they’re such a huge problem that all of us need to worry about. But she’s got some hope for us, too – the key to turning this around so you can laugh with trans women – not at them.

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Kat Blaque is a Contributing Vlogger for Everyday Feminism. She’s also a children’s illustrator and thrift store shopper. Check out Kat’s website and YouTube channel, and follow Kat on Twitter @kat_blaque. Watch her videos here!