Guess which news channel played ‘Dude (Looks Like a Lady)’ in their Chelsea Manning segment, and other fun Wednesday games

Sigh. Here’s an infuriatingly thorough compilation of all the worst cable news reactions to the story of Chelsea Manning’s transition, including a mocking, sneering segment on Fox News using Aerosmith’s “Dude (Looks Like A Lady)” as a soundtrack for hate.

We’ve said it before but this apparently needs repeating: hateful, ignorant and childish coverage of Chelsea Manning’s transition, including misgendering and mocking her, is completely shameful and unacceptable. It’s also just plain lazy. As Jos was quoted as saying in a recent BBC blog post, “Just get it right, people. It’s honestly not that hard.

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Lori Adelman is Executive Director of Partnerships at Feministing, where she enjoys creating and curating content on gender, race, class, technology, and the media. Lori is also an advocacy and communications professional specializing in sexual and reproductive rights and health, and currently works in the Global Division of Planned Parenthood Federation of America. A graduate of Harvard University, she lives in Brooklyn.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/tianadiezja/ Tia Dienst-Philipson

    That anyone at all is misgendering Miss Manning is infuriating. That it’s happening in generally-progressive papers is maddening.