I often use the expression “educated beyond their hat size” to illustrate how idiotic some people are. Marc Lamont Hill is a perfect example of this expression!
The background to this transcript is that Piers Morgan dared to tell the truth
The reason for his bad day centered around Janet Mock, a transgender woman he’d had as a guest on his program to discuss her new book Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. That’s right, he was helping her sell her book. But that wasn’t enough for Mock. She really wants to sell her book. So a week after the interview was taped, she incited people in the transgender community, who accused Morgan of being “transphobic” and mistreating her by explaining that she was male before age 18. The fact is, Mock was born a boy with the name “Charles” and had a sex change at 18. Her beef is that she “identified” as a woman her whole life. And yet, she still had a penis.
During the interview, Piers told her that her dress was something Beyoncé would wear. Mock replied, “Well, I live for Beyoncé. So that’s a very good compliment. Thank you.” Piers complimented Mock repeatedly throughout the segment, calling her “brave” and “gutsy” and a “remarkable lady.” Instead of being treated like a zoo animal who is fed his part, Morgan asked questions he thought viewers would wonder about. For example, asking his audience how they might feel if they learned a woman they were dating was once a dude? Hardly an outlandish question to ask in reference to a transgender woman who is selling a book about her life experiences. But that was not in Mock’s talking points. She wanted Piers to normalize her experience and speak to her as if she wasn’t selling her book based on the fact that she is a transgender. Would the book even exist had she not been born with a penis? OF COURSE NOT. If we wanted a sanitized, publicist’s version of an interview, fine. But that wasn’t the case, nor should it have been
In short he SAID that this woman WAS a boy until she had surgery to change her gender. But that truth caused a case of offendeditis that this idiot Marc Lamont Hill obviously contracted
MARC LAMONT HILL: …[F]or me Piers, the bigger issue isn’t the use of language. It’s the fact that so much of the interview centered around the sensational aspects – about genitalia. There’s so much more about trans life, trans experience, that I wanted you to cover….
MORGAN: No, wait a minute – wait a minute, okay?…I never mentioned her genitalia at all ever in either interview. You’re the first to mention. I didn’t mention this.
HILL: Well, when you say – well, look, you alluded to it when we talk about – if you talk about surgery and when you talk about saying a boy until 18. It implies that she – her womanhood is attached to surgeries-
AMY HOLMES: She had surgery!
BEN FERGUSON: She was a boy!
HILL: That was a very dangerous point-
FERGUSON: She was a boy!…
HILL: Trans identity does not hinge upon surgery. You can have a penis and still be a woman – a trans-woman. That’s the point.
See? Facts are “dangerous” somehow if they offend the easily offended. The point about Janet Mock is this, no one gives a you-know-what that she is now a woman, was a boy, had surgery, or any of it! But she is a “victim” because Piers Morgan brought up her story of being a man who became a woman. A story that Janet Mock wrote a book about! What madness is this? Madness that noted buffoon Marc Lamont Hill, who gets on TV to comment on issues despite his glaring lack of any sense, defends. Damn where is my aspirin?