Monday, March 05, 2007

We Don't Want Ann Coulter, Either

I've been amused over the last four years about the 'Mann Coulter' epithet directed at the Queen of Conservamean in addition to the comments, jokes and rumors circulating that she's transgendered.

If she is, I'd like to state for the record that y'all can have her.

While there are many women that we in the transgender community would be estatic to find out are actually one of our sisters and we would welcome them with open arms, please let Ann Coulter NOT be one of them.

Frankly, it's an insult to the transgender community for y'all to call her one. I have T-girlfriends that are much better looking and have far more elegance and class in their pinky fingers than Ann Coulter does in her entire body.

While I'm on this tip, what's up with this trend in the blogosphere and elsewhere to label women you don't like as transsexuals? Paris Hilton has had that comment thrown at her repeatedly along with her sister Nicky by Perez Hilton and others. Even Tina Fey took a recent swipe at Paris using the same attack line. I'm not a big fan of Paris Hilton, but enough is enough. If you wish to insult her, find another way to do it without calling her a transsexual. It really annoys those of us who are transwomen and who are proud of it.

But back to Ann. Every time Coulter opens her mouth something hateful and asinine comes out of it. Oh, her conservative friends were loving it when it was anti-liberal bile spewing from her lips or quotes such as, "My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building."

When she attacked 9-11 widows Kristen Breitweiser, Lorie Van Auken, Mindy Kleinberg and Patty Casazza last year by calling them the 'Witches of East Brunswick' among other comments, she found herself being called out by many peeps in her own party.

She put her pumps in her mouth again during the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington D.C. last week when she called 2008 Denmocratic presidential candidate John Edwatds a 'faggot'.

It's not the first time that she's used anti-gay rhetoric to smear Democrats either and they egged her on. Now were entering the 2008 presidential election cycle and the GOP and the rest of the conservative movement is in extreme makeover mode. They're trying to look look less hateful and bigoted than they really are and now they want to disown her.

Too late now. Y'all were the ones enabling her behavior in the first place. Buying those wastes of trees she called books, paying her speaking fees and laughing the loudest at her remarks. Now the chickens have come home to roost.

I don't care if home girl is six feet tall, does have a huge Adam's Apple, a double-digit shoe size and a rather murky background, that does not make Ann Coulter a transsexual unless she makes that declaration. There's a better chance of the Cubs winning the World Series than Ann having a press conference at the Washington Press Club and uttering those four words.

For the record, that's one press conference I hope I'll never see.


Angelica Love Ross said...

I didn't think about it that way until you pointed out that calling celebrities transsexuals has been the new diss. More interesting I think is the day has come where America seems so threatened as to be afraid that they will encounter a transsexual and not even know it, or be "fooled." It seems like a passive attempt to have the last laugh.

Monica Roberts said...

It's been here ever since Christine Jorgenson stepped off that airplane from Denmark in 1953.
and it's sad that our country has sunk to this level.

Back in the depths of the Depression we had a president who stated 'the only thing we have to fear is fear itself'. Now we have a president that deploys fear regularly as a political weapon.

But you're on to something. The stereotype of transwomen being 'men in dresses' is a grossly inaccurate one.

Dharmashanti said...

I noticed this "insult someone by calling them trans" trend lately. It is annoying. The best thing we can do is call them on it.

As for Ann, she's a self-hater whether she's trans or not. Everyone with any semblence of brain matter knows it. Soon she'll go the way of Dr. Laura Schlessinger. When was the last time we heard from her? Never!


looney said...

I have been reading you for months, but didn't comment. As a non-transgendered woman, I can only say the reason people say a woman they don't like is transgendered, it is probably because then we don't have to claim her. She's not a woman, not a man, she's something different. I'd like to hear your thoughts, though, on the Zarf Zoey story this week--attending a transgender support group.
Also, there was a story recently about a transgendered man trying to come out as a woman in FL and was fired. I was hoping you'd write about it. If I can find it again, I'll send you the link.

looney said...

Oh, and I think you are a great writer--I read you nearly daily.

looney said...

Here's a link to the article about the Florida firing for transgender: One interesting point is that it is more acceptable to be gay than transgendered.