Natalie, did anyone ever beat you or try to kill you simply because you play the violin? Which is something you do by CHOICE. Some of us live in fear for our lives simply because we EXIST. 19 transwomen were killed in Brazil last month, and in Pakistan, the day before International Women's Day, 20 transwomen were thrown in jail. Can you show me the humor in that?
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Natalie Windsor: It sounds to me as if all you are really teaching your child is to take advantage of her power and privilege as a non-minority white heterosexual. This is NOT comedy, any more than racist jokes or rapist jokes are comedy. I am a trans-woman, and I find all of these skits that are based on transphobia and ignorance to be extremely repulsive. They trivialize hate crimes, and turn them into jokes.
When your daughter becomes one of the 49% of women in the US who is sexually assaulted by the time she is 17, will you make a joke about it, and tell her that it's funny? Somehow I doubt it.
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