Trans People Create #TransgenderPrivilege Tag in Response to Fox News Segment
Journalist Chadwick Moore, who identifies as a gay conservative, tried to play down Christine Hallquist’s historic victory in the Vermont democratic gubernatorial primary by saying she had “"transgender privilege” on the Tucker Carlson program on Fox news on Wednesday.
On Tuesday, Hallquist became the first openly transgender person to ever be nominated by a major political party for a Governor’s race.
Moore was a guest on the Tucker Carlson show along with Robin Biro, a former Obama campaign official. Here is Moore’s statement from the broadcast:
“You're absolutely right to acknowledge [Christine] Hallquist's transgender privilege. She can get away with many, many things simply by being transgender. I mean, who knows if that's even how she won this primary. But while the entire country is fixated on the fact that she's transgender, nobody knows anything about her policies. In fact, all we know… Yeah, you know that she's for Medicaid for all, she's a climate alarmist, she believes in $15 minimum wage and that's kind of it.”
Watch the clip from the Tucker Carlson show:
Fox News cheapens Christine Hallquist's historic nomination.
Fox and Friends called Christine "that transgender" - full stop - and in a truly Orwellian bastardization of language, a guest on Tucker Carlson claimed Chri...
LGBTQ+ advocates quickly sounded off on the statement as Halliquist had been campaigning in Vermont for months and won by a large margin of votes.
Members of the transgender community quickly took to Twitter to respond, resulting in the #TransgenderPrivilege hastag.
elliot 🌙 on Twitter
“#TransgenderPrivilege is having people debate about whether you exist and if you indeed do, whether you should deserve human rights.”
SweetDee on Twitter
“#TransgenderPrivilege is being terrified of romantic relationships bc you are the biggest dealbreaker in the history of dating”
Kai Korpak on Twitter
“#TransgenderPrivilege is having to explain to cis people why it is rude to ask about someone’s body parts immediately after they learn you are #transgender”
Gabby 🌺 on Twitter
“#TransgenderPrivilege is watching a bunch of cis people discuss if you deserve to have basic human rights and not being allowed to have a say in the conversation.”
Monica Roberts on Twitter
“#transgenderprivilege is constantly having your humanity and human rights attacked and cis people thinking it is permissible to do so”
aria from hoity-toity 𓆣 on Twitter
“#TransgenderPrivilege is being statistically more likely to be a victim of sexual assault than cis people and yet to be stereotyped as a rapist and a pervert.”
Lisa "Lippy Lousy Larker" on Twitter
“#TransgenderPrivilege is finding out you were excluded from an event you have attended for 15 years before transition because you make one person feel uncomfortable.”
🦞🏳️🌈 Mari Jacqueline🏳️🌈 🦞 #FireJack on Twitter
“Going to a funeral only to see her deadnamed, misgendered and made up to look like a man in the casket. #TransgenderPrivilege”
Check out the entire #TransgenderPrivilege feed on Twitter.