I usually try to avoid posting videos that are more than five minutes long, but this commentary about trans rights from John Oliver was too great to pass up. He does a wonderful job of introducing what it means to be transgender, as well as discussing:
- media coverage,
- the terrible statistics on discrimination and anti-trans violence,
- the gender binary in institutions and institutional inertia,
- and the ridiculousness of “bathroom bills.”
Mostly, he just does a great job of talking about how easy it really is to just get over it and treat people like people.
Lisa Wade, PhD is a Visiting Scholar at Tulane University. She is the author of American Hookup, a book about college sexual culture; a textbook about gender; and a forthcoming Introduction to Sociology text. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.