He couldn't be more on point!
John Oliver delivered one of the best breakdowns about transgender discrimination we've heard!
In the 16 minute segment, Oliver starts off pointing out the insensitive nature in which people — from Larry King to Barbara Walters — have interviewed transgender people.
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He then makes sure to very clearly define "transgender" while giving his input on the media's curiosity by saying:
Transgender people have a gender identity that differs from the one they were assigned at birth, and that gender identity is not the same as sexual orientation. Gender identity is who you are, sexual orientation is who you love. Some transgender people do undergo hormone therapy or sexual reassignment surgery as part of their transition; some do not. And interestingly, their decision on this matter is, medically speaking, none of your fucking business.
From here, the late night host points to specific stories where transgendered people have been shamed in one way or another. He covers various stories and how they relate to shaming in politics such as Mike Huckabee disgusting misunderstanding of what it means to be transgender — in military service such as the case of an Iraqi soldier who feels more at home and "on vacation" because they essentially not held to the same social norms as they are back home — and even at the DMV where a some transgender people were asked to remove makeup and wigs.
Make sure you ch-ch-check out the whole segment (below) as it's not only HIGH-larious for the light that John brings to it, but is EXTREMELY informative and drives home the point that "transgenders still face a host of obstacles" and we need to continually strive for equality!
Does this mean people would rather see a mass murderer in office than a Republican?
In the latest Washington Post-ABC News survey, Harry Potter villain Voldemort had a higher approval rating than many of the Republican presidential candidates.
The Dark Lord bested Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Rick Santorum, Chris Christie, and Ted Cruz. Trailing the pack? None other than Donald Trump.
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But He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named didn't come out on top.
President Barack Obama — as well as hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were all able to triumph against the evil wizard — but believe it or not, a real person didn't claim the top spots.
Leading the poll was Star Wars villain Darth Vader and "the shark from Jaws". But who does everyone believe to be the best pick to run our great nation?
The Terminator, obvs.
Click here to see the breakdown of the approval ratings!
It looks like the Duggar clan is doing everything they can to worm their way back into the hearts of Americans.
According to a report, the scandalized 19 Kids & Counting family hired Chad Gallagher, the political advisor to presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee of Arkansas.
For those don't know, Huck is a long time bestie of the family despite the fact that all things Duggar have recently VANISHED from his website…
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Luckily for Jim Bob and Michelle's massive clan, Gallagher is a PR wiz and TLC has even stepped up to provide the fam a crisis consultant (hmm, we wonder why Mama June didn't receive the same treatment…) in light of the horrific scandal.
Well, considering the conflicting interviews the family gave last week, we think it's safe to say they're going to need all the help they can get!!
So, do YOU think a fancy PR team will be able to salvage the Duggar's tarnished image?
[Image via Instagram.]
Well, here's another blow for The Duggars!
On Monday, it was reported that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were removed from the campaign website of 2016 Presidential hopeful, Mike Huckabee! Whoa!
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ICYMI: The conservative politician was one of the few celebrities that publicly defended the Duggars when the scandal broke of their son's molestation past. However, it seems the candidate is now distancing himself from the TLC family.
The removal of the pics followed the family's controversial chat with Fox's Megyn Kelly last Monday.
Sometimes it seems like Mike Huckabee just says things to stir up controversy, not because he actually believes them.
This is not one of those times.
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A video has just been discovered of the sometimes FoxNews pundit and former Presidential candidate giving a speech at February's National Religious Broadcasters Convention.
The speech (above) is over three months before Caitlyn Jenner's big reveal, so it's not directed at the Olympian.
But it is targeting the transgender community in general.
During the speech, Huckabee jokes:
Well it looks like even longtime friends are not standing by the Duggars!
Although the 19 Kids and Counting family supported Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential race, that support is not being reciprocated.
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On Thursday, the recently announced GOP candidate appeared on Good Morning America where host George Stephanopoulos asked him about reports that Josh Duggar molested underage girls starting when he was 12 years old.
And the Christian Conservative did not mince his words!