Danielle Moodie Mills, a pundit on the controversial race-based network NBC BLK, recently appeared on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss additional ways Americans should be compelled to placate members of the transgender community.
Asked how she would respond to perceived mistreatment of “trans-women of color,” Moodie-Mills said the first order of business should be addressing the “misgendering” of people by media outlets.
“There needs to be some type of fine,” she suggested, “that’s put into place for outlets, for media outlets that, whether they be print, online, radio or what have you, that decide they are just not going to call people by their name, right? And they’re just going to misgender them just because they can.”
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She went on to lament the fact that transgender Americans have already faced discrimination by reporters who do not immediately refer to them precisely how they wish to be addressed.
“There are guidelines that have been put into place by GLAAD, right? That have been put out to all press outlets,” she said. “And if you don’t follow them, you should be fined by the FCC. It should be that serious.”
Her remarks attracted some pointed social media criticism.
— The Head Jerk (@TheHeadJerk) July 27, 2015
Moodie-Mills provided no metric by which she contends a special interest group like GLAAD should be able to determine what language those operating in accordance with the First Amendment should be allowed to use. As of this writing, she has not responded to Western Journalism’s inquiry regarding whether she would similarly support fines against reporters who fail to use language approved by typically conservative advocacy groups, including those that support gun ownership or oppose abortion.
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h/t: Hot Air
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