I started working on a longer post about this, but didn’t finish it in time, and I want to get this out there before too many people head off for the weekend. (EDITED TO ADD: Okay, clearly I didn’t manage this, sorry. I’m still getting the hang of WordPress’ dashboard and accidentally posted this as a page with a tab at the top, right up there with “About” and “Don’t You Realize Fat Is Unhealthy?” Oops.)
Please go read this call to action from GLAAD, issued in response to the hateful and abusive comments made about transgender children on the May 28 edition of the Sacramento radio show Rob, Arnie, and Dawn In the Morning.
According to the transcript, host Arnie States shared some particularly odious and hateful sentiments, such as his belief that “If my son, God forbid, if my son put on a pair of high heels, I would probably hit him with one of my shoes. I would throw a shoe at him. Because you know what? Boys don’t wear high heels. And in my house, they definitely don’t wear high heels.”
And this gem: “You know, my favorite part about hearing these stories is about the kids in high school, who the entire high school caters around, lets the boy wear the dress. I look forward to when they go out into society and society beats them down.”
GLAAD provides the following contact information for those at KRXQ who could use some contacting. Please, please do so. (I hope to write a bit more about this later, relating it as well to pro-life extremists and the understanding of childhood that seems common to – perhaps even required by? – certain hateful ideologies. But for now, please take a moment to email the folks at KRXQ, as well as the show’s sponsors, and let them know how unacceptable this is.)
(h/t belledame222 at Fetch Me My Axe)