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GLAAD Condemns
"Dehumanizing" Page Six New York Post Column

GLAAD Condemns
"Dehumanizing" Page Six New York Post Column

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation today condemned an article in News Corp.'s New York Post tabloid for a Page Six item referring to a transgender woman as "she-male."

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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation today condemned an article in News Corp.'s New York Post tabloid for a Page Six item referring to a transgender woman as "she-male." The October 4 article was about an upcoming dating show on Fox Reality Channel (also a News Corp. property) called There's Something About Miriam that features a transgender woman from Mexico. According to a GLAAD press release, when Page Six editor Richard Johnson was contacted, his e-mail reply read, "I would have used 'chick with dick' but we're a family newspaper." The show was originally aired in the United Kingdom in 2004 on News Corp.'s Sky One network. The show's premise, six male contestants unaware that Miriam is transgender, has generated controversy and condemnation for being exploitative and portraying transgender people as trying to "fool" or "deceive" others.

Rashad Robinson, GLAAD senior director of media programs, said, " 'She-male' is a dehumanizing slur, and its use by The New York Post -- not to mention the even more vulgar slur that one of its editors claims he would have used -- is only the latest confirmation of the tabloid's disreputable practices." (The Advocate)

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GLAAD Condemns
"Dehumanizing" Page Six New York Post Column

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