The Right-Wing Media’s Obsession With Objectifying Transgender Bodies | Blog | Media Matters for America

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An excellent exposé of the obsession some media outlets have with transgender people’s bodies. By Luke Brinker writing for Media Matters for America…

Transgender actress Laverne Cox made waves with a recent appearance on Katie Couric’s syndicated talk show, where she pushed back against Couric’s fixation on the genitalia of Cox and fellow guest Carmen Carrera, a transgender model. In decrying the objectification of trans people, Cox highlighted a problem that plagues right-wing media coverage of transgender issues.

On the January 6 edition of¬†Katie, Couric repeatedly focused on her guests‚Äô gender transitions,¬†introducing¬†Carrera by stating that ‚Äúshe was born a man and that‚Äôs why she‚Äôs on our show,‚ÄĚ before inquiring whether Carrera‚Äôs ‚Äúprivate parts‚ÄĚ are ‚Äúdifferent now.‚ÄĚ Carrera challenged Couric‚Äôs line of questioning, saying the issue was ‚Äúreally personal‚ÄĚ and that ‚Äúafter the transition there‚Äôs still life to live, I still have my career goals, I still‚Ķ

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