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Nappy Hoe’s and Presidential Faggots

In my post, “Just Wondering” I asked where the outrage was concerning Michael Savage’s attack on on transgender people. It’s two weeks later, and I’m still asking myself the same question.

Ann Coulter – Called one man a faggot.

Don Imus – Called a team “nappy headed hoes.”

Michael Savage – Called a murdered transwoman a psycho freak. “Yeah, process of becoming a woman — psychopath. [She] should have been in a back ward in a straitjacket for years, howling on major medication.” “But you know what? You’re never gonna make me respect the freak. I don’t want to respect the freak. The freak ought to be glad that they’re allowed to walk around without begging for something.

Ann Coulter’s punishment – Net Bank, Verizon, Washington Mutual, AT&T/Cingular, Dollar Rent-A-Car, SmileTrain.org, University of Phoenix, Sallie Mae, LasikPlus, Power Chord Academy, Gulf Shores.com/Alabama Gulf Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau, Ulta.com, and Yellow Pages.com  all stopped advertising at Coulter’s web site. The Oakland Press , The Mountain Press, The Times of Shreveport, La, The American Press, and  the Lancaster New Era have stopped publishing her columns.  HRC started a letter writing campaign to other papers that carry her. 

Don Imus – Staples Inc., Bigelow Tea, and Procter & Gamble pulled advertising.  MSNBC removed Imus in the Morning completely. CBS Radio suspended him for two weeks. There was even a protest on the campus of  Rutgers University.

Michael Savage-

That’s right, not one repercussion. No press release. No protest. No outrage. Nothing.

GLAAD? HRC? NGLTF? NCTE? GPAC? ANYONE?

Hello?

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9 Comments

  1. eastsidekate says:

    In case anyone was wondering where transwomen and others perceived as femme fall on the food chain, the jerks at MSNBC have your answer.

    Don Imus’s replacement, via shakesville:

    http://www.shakesville.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/556
    http://www.shakesville.com/2007/04/from_the_department_of_good_id.php#comments

  2. eastsidekate says:

    In case anyone was wondering where transwomen and others perceived as femme fall on the food chain, the jerks at MSNBC have your answer.

    Don Imus’s replacement, via shakesville:

    http://www.shakesville.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/556
    http://www.shakesville.com/2007/04/from_the_department_of_good_id.php#comments

  3. eastsidekate says:

    Marti,
    You were asking where transwomen, fags and femmes fit on the food chain? If you hadn’t figured it out, MSNBC just gave you their answer. Bastards.

    From Shakesville, on Don Imus’s replacement:
    http://www.shakesville.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/556

  4. eastsidekate says:

    Marti,
    You were asking where transwomen, fags and femmes fit on the food chain? If you hadn’t figured it out, MSNBC just gave you their answer. Bastards.

    From Shakesville, on Don Imus’s replacement:
    http://www.shakesville.com/cgi-bin/mt/mt-tb.cgi/556

  5. Stephanie Kay says:

    Well, you may well ask that question (i.e., Where was the outrage concerning Michael Savage’s attack on on transgender people?) … and you may well ask that question again … and again … and not ever feel less frustrated or outraged.

    But, frankly, you should not be at all surprised by the unequal treatment and consequences, or by the apparent disregard from “the acronumbs.”

    There’s much work to do, and you know that all too well.

  6. Stephanie Kay says:

    Well, you may well ask that question (i.e., Where was the outrage concerning Michael Savage’s attack on on transgender people?) … and you may well ask that question again … and again … and not ever feel less frustrated or outraged.

    But, frankly, you should not be at all surprised by the unequal treatment and consequences, or by the apparent disregard from “the acronumbs.”

    There’s much work to do, and you know that all too well.

  7. […] And, in a similar vein Marti Abernathy at Transadvocate.com discusses the reality that not all airwave hate speech is treated equally in her post Nappy Hoe’s and Presidential Faggots. […]

  8. RachelPhilPa says:

    I totally agree with, and share, your anger over the face that Savage has suffered no consequences over his hateful actions, and even more at the silence of every single LG so-called B so-called T organization out there. (I will note that GPAC does have an article about Savage and call to action on their front page.)

    However, I don’t think that we should be belittling the impact of the bigoted statements made by Coulter or Imus. When Coulter called Edwards a “faggot”, she slandered every gay man in this country, not just Edwards. When Imus called the Rutgers team “nappy-headed hos”, he slandered every person of color and every woman in this country. They both openly reinforced and celebrated these systematic oppressions.

    I almost feel like, the way this post is worded, that we’re playing the “my oppression is worse than your oppression” game. We can take the LG”BT” organizations to task for their obvious transphobia, without belittling other forms of oppression that are happening at the same time.

    I guess I’m a little prickly about this, because last night another white transwoman defended Don Imus to the group I was in, and then proceeded to take great glee in telling the story of her calling a black man a “pussy” for daring to walk in front of her at a street intersection – hence denigrating people of color and women, just like Imus did.

  9. RachelPhilPa says:

    I totally agree with, and share, your anger over the face that Savage has suffered no consequences over his hateful actions, and even more at the silence of every single LG so-called B so-called T organization out there. (I will note that GPAC does have an article about Savage and call to action on their front page.)

    However, I don’t think that we should be belittling the impact of the bigoted statements made by Coulter or Imus. When Coulter called Edwards a “faggot”, she slandered every gay man in this country, not just Edwards. When Imus called the Rutgers team “nappy-headed hos”, he slandered every person of color and every woman in this country. They both openly reinforced and celebrated these systematic oppressions.

    I almost feel like, the way this post is worded, that we’re playing the “my oppression is worse than your oppression” game. We can take the LG”BT” organizations to task for their obvious transphobia, without belittling other forms of oppression that are happening at the same time.

    I guess I’m a little prickly about this, because last night another white transwoman defended Don Imus to the group I was in, and then proceeded to take great glee in telling the story of her calling a black man a “pussy” for daring to walk in front of her at a street intersection – hence denigrating people of color and women, just like Imus did.