How many times have you heard this?
If you haven’t, you’ve probably heard it about Lady GaGa. Or, hell - a whole host of other female pop icons.
It’s a common recurring joke - and, one that is rehashed quite often for good reason: It gets laughs effectively and consistently. It gets to the point that if someone even mentions Ann Coulter to me I can pretty much do a mental countdown on how long it takes them to make a “joke” accusing her of being trans.
People tell these jokes to me cheerfully, expecting I’ll get as big of a kick out of them as the rest of their friends. And it utterly astounds me that no one else seems to completely miss why this is so disgusting. “But, why Zoey?” You might be asking. “It’s just joking around!” or, “You’re being too sensitive.”
Well, let’s pull back for a moment and deconstruct this: