TRANSPHOBIA

Items on all sides rely on questing the sexuality and gender and a candidate and labeling them “abnormal.” One of Thomas Jefferson’s paid hacks, James Callender, smeared his rival, President John Adams, as having a “hideous hermaphroditical character, which has neither the force of a man, nor the gentleness and sensibility of a woman.” Many current items on all sides are transphobic. Trump’s critics try to put him down by depicting him in feminine dress. Michelle Obama is mocked as a trans woman and Hillary Clinton as a secret man. Trump has enacted many transphobic policies, including a ban on trans people serving in the military. Items advocating transgender rights vow resistance to his presidency. 

CATEGORIES

The Divided States of America
Demonization
Dehumanization
Cards and Canards
Who Is "America"? Whose "America" Is It?
Racism & Xenophobia
Immigrant Detentions and Contentions
Man Up
MeToo Movements
Misogyny and Misogynoir
Age-Related
Threats of Harm & Electoral Violence
Bullying, Shaming, and Lying
Transphobia
Homophobia
Pandemic Politics
Unmasked Meanings
God on Our Side
Gun Battles
Black Lives Matter
Pop Archetypes
Fake News, Troll Tidings
Disinformation and Conspiracy "Theories"
Talking Back to the Cap
Making and Remaking America
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Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Florida Atlantic University

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