so before i start,
i just have to say that i like sophia on “orange is the new black”.
i believe that is who laverne cox,
the actress who plays sophia,
as you should know,
she appeared on “cbs this morning” and had to correct oprah’s bestie,
about how felt she was born real quick.
this is what was said…
Transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox stopped by “CBS This Morning” last week to discuss “Orange Is The New Black” and other projects she is currently engaged in. However, the public figure once again found herself having to answer questions about her transgender identity and, at one point, corrected anchor Gayle King about the accurate ways to discuss transgender experience.
King: “Let’s let people know about you, Laverne, because you were born a boy but–
Cox: “I was assigned male at birth is the way I like to put it, because I think we’re born who we are and the gender thing is something someone imposes on you. And so I was assigned male at birth but I always felt like I was a girl.”
This isn’t the first time Cox has found herself having to educate talk show hosts about the correct language to use when discussing transgender identity and experience.
am i the only one who didn’t take offense to what gayle said?
i probably would have said the same.
i know this is a sticky subject,
and a lot of people online didn’t understand what laverne meant,
but i will say this…
i always believed that people were born the way they are.
i felt i was.
i didn’t wake up one random whatever-day,
in the middle of breakfast,
and decided i was gonna do “wolves” for the rest of my life.
athletic ones especially.
you know i really really reallllllly like those ones.
it just came with the territory of my life.
as far as the transgendered community,
i also believe they are the same way.
they would be drag queens.
so they were born either male or female,
BUT they felt like they were the opposite sex deep down inside.
they had to feel it,
to go about transitioning,
to ultimately become transgendered.
just like gays felt it,
and decided somewhere down the line,
whether or not they wanted to act on it.
Am I right or wrong?
lowkey: even tho i like sophia,
crazy eyes aka uzo aduba DEFINITELY should win the emmy.
article courtesy: the huffington post