It’s New Year’s Eve. I am at home with my family and we have had a nice meal prepared by Mrs Sox.

Relaxing and letting our hearty meal digest we looked for something to watch on the tv. We decide on ‘Alan Carr’s New year specstacular’. I find his chat show vaguely amusing so we thought let’s give it a go.

I think that I am a person who is difficult to offend and I do think we should laugh at ourselves every now and then but this time I didn’t see the funny side to Alan’s sketches in his show. The humour seemed to be based around Alan Carr in a dress. Every sketch seemed to be relying on the fact that a guy in a dress is funny. I find that offensive.

Mostly when I go out I get good responses from people in general but on occasion I find I still get people laughing and sniggering behind my back and making comments when they notice I am not what on first glance they thought I was.

Alan Carr is sending out the message that it is ok to deride Transgender male to female people and that we are a joke.

I did what I tell other folk to do when they see something they don’t like on the tv. I turned over to another channel.

But still today it’s in the back of my mind……I am still offended.

I have been out for quite a few years now. Even though we have had a couple of years with high profile transitions in the media with Caitlyn Jenner and the boxing promoter Kellie Maloney, I still believe that the general public have not moved on and accepted Trans male to female people.

Alan Carr has only reinforced the prejudice we girls still have to put up with. It’s no wonder so many of us don’t venture beyond our front doors.

2 thoughts on “Offended

  1. I didn’t see the show, but I have seen Mr. Carr in such situations before and as the audience laughed, I writhed rather uncomfortably. You’re absolutely right – he does give the completely wrong message and I wonder if he or his producers have taken a moment to take another view of their production methods. Probably not. You have every right to be offended. But what can you do about it other than try and get over it?


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