On last night's Tucker Carlson Tonight, host Tucker Carlson and guest Chadwick Moore decided to talk about Christine Hallquist, the first transgender gubernatorial nominee in America. As you might expect, they were not kind.
Carlson asserted that Hallquist's identity provides an advantage to her campaign, and Moore, a writer who you may remember for "coming out" as a conservative after penning a sympathetic story on Milo Yiannopoulos, agreed.
"You're absolutely right to acknowledge [Christine] Hallquist's transgender privilege," said Moore. "She can get away with many, many things simply by being transgender. I mean, who knows if that's even how she won this primary."
Moore went on to question Hallquist's qualifications, saying she did not even know the definition of socialism (which is true). But the idea of "transgender privilege" is ludicrous. The challenges the trans community faces are manifold: there's little legal protection for trans people, barriers to accessing health care, higher rates of poverty and suicide, harassment, violence.
This seems obvious. But not to Moore, Carlson, or their cohorts. So trans people began tweeting about their lives under the sarcastic hashtag #TransgenderPrivilege.
#transgenderprivilege is finding out your family are a bunch of bigots who never really loved you. Although it may… https://t.co/CFWJasZOjT— LizzyButterfly 🧜♀️🛡 (@LizzyButterfly 🧜♀️🛡) 1534440579.0
#TransgenderPrivilege is fake. Transgender people of higher economic classes have class privilege, but also exper… https://t.co/Nhl3SeJlUw— Peter Coffin (@Peter Coffin) 1534442088.0
#TransgenderPrivilege is a hash tag now? Okay, #TransgenderPrivilege is having spent 174.75 hours of my life getti… https://t.co/4WXtM1IPoR— Magical dragon girl 🌙🐉👧🏼🎮 @ Home (@Magical dragon girl 🌙🐉👧🏼🎮 @ Home) 1534436667.0
Moore is still being Moore.
Gay privilege is also very real. I benefit from it everyday. Not sorry.— Chadwick Moore (@Chadwick Moore) 1534454486.0
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