Thursday, December 15, 2011

Stop “Work It”

2011-12-15_stop_sign Please go here to tell ABC that their programming (for example, “Work It”) should not mock transgender people! Let them know we can't support programming that belittles and mocks those who do not adhere to society's gender norms.


  1. I see your point and I whole heartedly agree, BUT, it can't possibly be worse than Jerry Springer!

  2. I dunno. Didn't Wilde say "any publicity is good publicity?"

    Maybe it'll start a dialogue. But I'm still not sure how I feel about comic drag.

  3. I try not to take offense to things but I may find the efforts by the HRC to censure this show or impose their views of the world on others as a form of prior restraint.

    As a constitutional conservative, libertarian, cross dresser I tend to get peeved at anyone's attempt to stifle or shout down free speech. I understand that there is a difference between governmental sanctioned prior restraints and those that arise organically in the private sector but I think that bullying tactics by HRC are misplaced.

    I am a master/mistress of the remote control and in an instant I can zap off any program that I choose not to watch.

    I do not find comic drag to be offensive. I never thought to be offended by Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari when they did a similar show a generation ago. Robin Williams did not bug me in Mrs. Doubtfire.

    I am not a fan of productions that show men dressed as women for evil.
    What little I do know of 'Work It' the show seems fairly innocent.
    Two guys are unemployed for a year. One is single but the other has a wife and daughter to support. In order to feed and shelter his family he gets a job as a woman. It also seems that there is a theme that men in this situation learn to be more sensitive as a result of their living in a woman's world.

    I am not sure I will watch the show since I do not tend to watch sitcoms but from what I know I think this is a reasonable undertaking by ABC.


    PS: I am at least somewhat interested in seeing how the professional hair and wardrobe experts do their job in transforming the guys into presentable professional sales women.