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Transgender Rights II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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  • 게시일 2022. 10. 15.
  • John Oliver discusses the latest round of attacks on transgender rights, what’s at stake, and the filthiest of the “Peanuts” characters.
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  • Matthew Chapman
    Matthew Chapman 10 개월 전 +1978

    For the record, the kids identifying as cats and using litter boxes rumor comes from something incredibly messed up. One school system in Colorado - the one that includes Columbine High School - apparently paid for stashes of cat litter in classrooms in case kids have to relieve themselves while locked down by a mass shooter. That seems to have been the origin of it.

    • Error code
      Error code 10 개월 전 +104

      @RiverInFlames that's hilarious but also idk what's your issue with teens being weirdos. they tend to grow out of that

    • Matthew Chapman
      Matthew Chapman 10 개월 전 +139

      @RiverInFlames yeah I'm calling bullshit on that, starting with the fact that "kitten" is not a pronoun and there's no way to use it as one that makes any grammatical sense.

    • Quirky Black Enby
      Quirky Black Enby 10 개월 전 +62

      @RiverInFlames who cares? Let people be weird

    • RiverInFlames
      RiverInFlames 10 개월 전 +10

      @Matthew Chapman yeah honestly I wouldn’t believe it myself if I hadn’t seen it
      and it’s not me having a problem with kids being weird, I had a bunch of phases myself (and still do lol) it’s just that I see a lot of people from older generations saying that that stuff doesn’t actually exist and like…. Yes. It does.

  • Truebornseeker
    Truebornseeker 10 개월 전 +2899

    You know what’s depressing about the “kids are using cat litter trays!” Story? Apparently that story originated from a story that schools were putting buckets with cat litter in classrooms so if the school was put under a school shooting lockdown for long enough that students might need the bathroom and unable to leave

    • Steve Taylor
      Steve Taylor 10 개월 전 +163

      When the attacks on Mumbai happened, a large group of people were hiding in a banquet room for a extended period at the Tah Mahal Palace Hotel. The staff set up divider screens and behind them on the floor were piles of towels and tablecloths for people to use as a bathroom. It is sad that people need to plan for surprise attacks by gunmen, because it happens so often.

    • Jacob Wansleeben
      Jacob Wansleeben 10 개월 전 +144

      I heard it originated from a teacher at the school in question who spread the rumour to demonstrate that people will believe anything they read on the internet.
      Although, since I read that on the internet, I'd be hypocritical if I didn't take it with a grain of salt.

    • Cyarra Pelda
      Cyarra Pelda 10 개월 전 +62

      @Mr. Fancy Pants the problem I have with that is the "solution to a problem that doesn't exist" mentality. As noted in the video transgender people dominating sports just isn't happening.
      However, let's say we did take the left's solution and put it into practice. Transgender kids are given the information early enough to express themselves and get onto puberty blockers. That means that when they compete in teen sports, they're at a disadvantage compared to their cisgender peers; because their cisgender peers have gone through puberty and they haven't due to the blockers.

  • Matt Curran
    Matt Curran 9 개월 전 +851

    Since John vaguely asked, bearded dragons are omnivores. They eat a mix of vegetables (including leaf shoots and flowers), protein sources such as bugs, and the occasional bit of fruit.

    • Sora Quill
      Sora Quill 6 개월 전 +17

      I've seen mostly crickets in my experience with one, just to add to this. It was a school pet, got to hold him once~ And I always watched him eat. He was a good lizzo.

    • Oliver Johansson
      Oliver Johansson 5 개월 전 +6

      I appreciate this greatly. ❤

    • krill
      krill 3 개월 전 +2

      hey aussie here, ive seen a couple wild ones eating a bird so can confirm they eat meat.

  • World weary wombat 摆烂
    World weary wombat 摆烂 9 개월 전 +172

    Ah, "rapid onset gender dysphoria" also known as "my children don't feel comfortable talking to me about their emotions"

    • Dario Carraresi
      Dario Carraresi 9 개월 전 +11

      Phil Davidson As in "literally nobody has been ever diagnosed with ROGD". Like, even the researchers that theorized this "social contagion illness" completely failed to examine ONE single person affected by ROGD.

    • Dario Carraresi
      Dario Carraresi 9 개월 전 +2

      Phil Davidson Except that the researchers didn't find even just one single child who fits that description.

    • Heather Moontail
      Heather Moontail 9 개월 전 +3

      god i love when the person talking out of their ass, making up definitions for acronyms as if they're merrian webster themselves, is asking for a source. have you, by chance, had extended contact with a trans man before? have you ever even talked to one before? have any of them ever told you anything remotely close to your own self-proclaimed definition of a term that has no relevance or weight in the real, actual, physical world?

    • Heather Moontail
      Heather Moontail 9 개월 전 +6

      ROGD is a made-up term by conservative parents, mainly used as a sort of "intellectual reasoning" as to why their child "suddenly became trans." i know you don't actually understand what it's like to even be in the presence of a trans person to hear their story, let alone step into their shoes, but my conservative parents thought I had it. that it was "just a phase," that "it was brought on so suddenly," and that "they'd never seen the signs." i came out at 14, but lest i forget being as young as 6- far before getting access to the internet and far before my parents started watching conspiracy theory cable news- and wearing towels like dresses after bath time because it made me feel pretty.
      you asking for sources was just incredibly ironic to me, as throughout your entire tirade through this comment section over the last few months, and over 1000 comments later, I actually haven't seen you cite a single source that wasn't from a blatant anti-trans, far-right activist who's "evidence" was either completely false, had no weight to it whatsoever, or was skewed by the fact that they picked obvious anti-trans demographics to coax their "research" into being swayed in their direction.
      let me ask you a question. do you have the same favorite color as when you were, say, 10? what about your favorite food? your favorite type of music? do you realize that the human brain evolves over time? and do you realize that as the idea of being trans becomes more mainstream and more accepted, more people are starting to come out as trans, solely because the idea is becoming less stigmatized, and their thoughts and feelings are actually starting to be validated? maybe you've seen the study of what percent of people are left handed, from 1900-today. back before the 1960s, left handed people were forced to write with their right hand because being left handed was unnatural. now, today, once people stopped giving a fuck about what hand you wrote with, the percentage of left handed people skyrocketed in the following couple decades, and then plateaued, because while still uncommon, left handed people were allowed to be their fucking selves, and write with their left hand. and as soon as people like you stop ostricizing trans people and invalidating their feelings, making them feel like they have no purpose in the world simply because they don't feel like what they were born as, the percentage of LGBTQ+ people is going to skyrocket, and then plateau. because once the LGBTQ+ community can start being themselves, and not have to worry about fucktards like you contributing to trans suicide and self-harm by constantly bashing them and telling them "sorry you had to castrate yourself to feel better," maybe it'll start being safer to come out as trans, just like it became safer to write with your left fucking hand.

  • Linnea the systems Druid
    Linnea the systems Druid  3 개월 전 +120

    “Kids shouldn’t have to be activists”
    That hit a little too hard. I’m 15 and I’ve beer fighting for my rights since I was 10, from trying to get teachers to follow my iep, to writing weekly letters to politicians, I’ve fought more to live happily than some people do in their lives
    Happiness shouldn’t be a privilege given to those society deems normal

    • The Globalist Channel
      The Globalist Channel 3 개월 전 +2

      You just proved their point. Im starting to think Russia is doing something good here, not allowing any sexual content under 18 and banning all porn

    • Linnea the systems Druid
      Linnea the systems Druid  3 개월 전 +13

      @The Globalist Channel I’m sorry I’m confused, what does this have to do with my comment? /genq (I’m sorry I’m autistic and sometimes miss things)

    • The Globalist Channel
      The Globalist Channel 3 개월 전 +5

      @Linnea the systems Druid That was not your figth at 10-15. They stole your childhood from you by turning you into an activist instead of teaching. I believe that we shouldn't teach any of that to anyone under the age of consent.

    • Luke Klongerbo
      Luke Klongerbo 3 개월 전 +12

      ​​​@The Globalist Channelcan we have your opinions on jewish people as well?

    • Luke Klongerbo
      Luke Klongerbo 3 개월 전 +12

      Don't worry Family people like that don't deserve the time of day and are miserable most of the time. And i'm proud of you as a fellow trans autist

  • Valentino Llorens
    Valentino Llorens 2 개월 전 +28

    I absolutely loved that John brought up trans joy. It seems that all you hear about is trans pain, and it's so nice to hear from someone who isn't trans talk about how important it is to remain hopeful, despite the current situation.

    • ProkofNY
      ProkofNY 2 개월 전 +1

      He is sticking to an activist-approved script.

    • ProkofNY
      ProkofNY 2 개월 전 +1

      @Darkhelmet56 yet, it appears as if activist groups have lost sight of objectivity and the truth to the degree that their narrative on GAC now contradicts the most empirical studies available. I wouldn’t count on them to procure the well-being of the population that has most at stake when it comes to this debate.

    • ProkofNY
      ProkofNY 2 개월 전 +1

      @Darkhelmet56provide any evidence for this.

  • M Daggatt
    M Daggatt 11 개월 전 +9468

    The craziest thing about the litter box rumor is that it came from an edited video of a teacher who was talking about how fucked up the US school system is because she was given a bucket and litter IN CASE A KID HAD TO GO TO THE BATHROOM DURING A SCHOOL SHOOTING.

    • M Daggatt
      M Daggatt 11 개월 전 +1000

      She was also given a first aid kit and a sharpie so she could write information on the kids for when the paramedics found them.

    • jodinsan
      jodinsan 11 개월 전 +1246

      Ignoring a real and serious issue to clutch their pearls over a comically exaggerated nonissue is rule one of modern Conservatism.

    • Colbász
      Colbász 11 개월 전 +311

      @Jack Gunderson God made trans people for the exact same reason God made grapes, but not wine. Why they mad wheat, but not bread. Why they made trees, but not planks or a house.

  • LilianaKali
    LilianaKali 10 개월 전 +633

    What scares and disappoints me is when I see how political leaders (and people aspiring to be political leaders) have to build their platforms on regurgitated lies, misdirection, hatred and fear mongering. Now imagine if we only ever voting based on logic and the system disqualifies the runners who cross moral boundaries. Imagine not being forced to vote for the "lesser of two evils", but rather the "better of two greats". Oh the places we could go!

    • Robin
      Robin 9 개월 전 +8

      Good luck with that!

    • StreakyBaconMan
      StreakyBaconMan 9 개월 전 +39

      They don't HAVE to build their platforms on hatred and fear mongering, they CHOOSE to do that because it's the easy way.

    • Pray Unceasingly
      Pray Unceasingly 9 개월 전 +10

      @StreakyBaconMan baloney. People have different worldviews. The other side aren't demons. They're human beings with human desires, and goals just like your side. Are you aware of how polarizing politics have become!? On both sides.

    • StreakyBaconMan
      StreakyBaconMan 9 개월 전 +33

      @Pray Unceasingly I didn't say anybody is a demon or wasn't human. All I said was that politicians have devolved into just fear mongering and promoting hatred to convince people to vote for them because it's easy when compared to having a reasonable debate based on facts and evidence. THAT is why politics has become so polarizing in the first place. I frequently have argued for YEARS that treating the other side like they are monsters and evil and bad people is counterproductive and just isolates people into groups that share their views and polarizes politics even further. I have no idea why you aimed this comment at me of all people.

    • Rose Solomon
      Rose Solomon 9 개월 전 +6

      our country is based on freedom and unfortunately large swathes of the country have decided that that means they have the freedom to live without common sense, and the freedom to vote for people who want to reject rationality in favor of anger and hatred

  • Frizzleman
    Frizzleman 10 개월 전 +557

    Security guards guarding bathrooms is uniquely disturbing wow.

    • Vic 2.0
      Vic 2.0 10 개월 전 +1

      @johnhcapry Agreed.

    • Walter Magni
      Walter Magni 9 개월 전 +19

      ​John H Capry funny when you remember ww2 vets from both sides in europe did drag and even in ww1 rumours of pilots doing it and getting called for service even while dressed in drag exist

  • yuuui
    yuuui 5 개월 전 +70

    My options right now are to stay closeted and risk my dysphoria and negative thoughts culminating in suicide, or to acknowledge who i am and come out to my loved ones and in public and risk being disowned by family and heckled or murdered by complete strangers. I hate this sick world we live in, that just wants me to disappear. But I am only one person on this overpopulated planet, I just don't matter enough.

    • Patrick O'Neil
      Patrick O'Neil 5 개월 전 +3

      Maybe if you stopped just living for yourself, and sought to do something that not only helps you but helps others around you, you’d find what you’re looking for. Purpose

    • yuuui
      yuuui 5 개월 전 +26

      i'm looking to live. and i am furthering my community's efforts to live. you do not know me, and you probably don't care whether people like me get to live full lives - not that you should, but please stop assuming that i am living only for myself.

    • Robbie Black
      Robbie Black 4 개월 전 +16

      You matter.

  • Anne M
    Anne M 9 개월 전 +707

    The guy saying “freaking dope” made me cry! We’re trans and we’re happy!

  • The StormLord
    The StormLord 9 개월 전 +23

    Really awesome video. Even as a gay man I find I lack education around gender dysphoria and you delivered it in a way that leaves me far more educated and far more inspired by our T in the lgbt.

    • Johnny C
      Johnny C 9 개월 전 +1

      It’s sad that as a gay man, you can’t see what a load of bullshit this episode was.

    • Johnny C
      Johnny C 9 개월 전

      @The StormLord no sir, I am American, not British.

  • Jasmine Lambert
    Jasmine Lambert 11 개월 전 +3258

    I love the argument that a child could just go ask for a hysterectomy and get it from a doctor lol. Grown adult women who actually NEED hysterectomies have to jump through a million hoops to actually get that care 9 times out of 10. I don’t think that man making that argument has ever talked to a person with a uterus who has reproductive health issues lmao

    • Gray on the Water
      Gray on the Water 11 개월 전 +111

      Right? What a joke

    • Redstone Active
      Redstone Active 11 개월 전 +129

      That statement needs a slight change, he's never spoken to a person with uterus.

    • Megan Alnico
      Megan Alnico 11 개월 전 +216

      "But, you know, you might change your mind later... We don't want to take away your ability to have a fulfilling life."
      As if making babies is the most fulfilling thing a woman can do.

    • Iris
      Iris 11 개월 전 +81

      @Megan Alnico Better put, as if it's the only thing....

  • KimHLTD
    KimHLTD 9 개월 전 +90

    I could write pages about this but as an out to the world transwoman I will simply say
    "THANK YOU !!"
    And the kid at 7:07 said it perfectly.

  • Abban
    Abban 10 개월 전 +265

    I think the detransitioning point is really interesting, because it's a bit like if in the 1900's a nun shouted at a left handed kid for being sinful for hours, and they broke and said they were right handed.

    • Basil Becker
      Basil Becker 10 개월 전 +16

      Honestly for all the dumb stuff being posted, it's nice to see as a trans person that gem comments like this for the ones getting liked the most

    • Beans
      Beans 10 개월 전 +11

      John H Capry
      I wonder how you respond to, “Gender is a construct founded on masculinity and femininity, sex is a designation based on reproductive characteristics”

    • CMG The Person
      CMG The Person 10 개월 전 +12

      John H Capry Wow... You really thought that was a gotcha...
      Just... wow...

    • Beans
      Beans 10 개월 전 +6

      John H Capry
      You’re the one denying objective facts that are observable in anyone of any age.
      “The social construction of gender is a theory in feminism and sociology about the manifestation of cultural origins, mechanisms, and corollaries of gender perception and expression in the context of interpersonal and group social interaction. Specifically, the social construction of gender stipulates that gender roles are an achieved "status" in a social environment, which implicitly and explicitly categorize people and therefore motivate social behaviors.[1]
      A related matter in feminist theory is the relationship between the ascribed status of assigned sex (male or female) and their achieved status counterparts in gender (masculine and feminine).”

    • Breadful!
      Breadful! 10 개월 전 +18

      ​John H Capry Left handed people are still left handed people... Agreed, by forcing them to act right handed we're doing wrong... Therefore we should let trans people transition. Thanks for your support John! 😉

  • resverie
    resverie 6 일 전 +4

    the regret rate for a knee replacement is higher than the regret rate for medical transition, but no one is trying to outlaw knee replacements…

  • poisoned killjoy
    poisoned killjoy 9 개월 전 +31

    As a trans person across the pond in the U.K., this situation is also terrifying for me because the conservative party are kinda just copying what the US is doing right now.
    I’m trans masc, so I tend to get less shit than transfemme individuals, but…it’s fucking awful. I’ve watched my friends be hatecrimed simply for existing AS THEMSELVES. My friends have cried into my shoulder because of how unaccepting so many other circles are, whilst the uni society I go to doesn’t really care.
    I had an emergency referral to CAMHS (children and adolescent mental health services here in the U.K.) when I was 16. I was cripplingly depressed, undiagnosed autistic and ADHD, CPTSD was hiding in the wings waiting to obliterate me, and I had horrendous anxiety because of all that. I was also out as trans. Nothing I said was listened to. The assessor kept going back to my gender, over and over again, because I wasn’t cis. Sure, I didn’t exactly understand my gender at the time (I’d been out as nonbinary for a year, but I was still learning, because I had no resources or anybody in my life I could talk to), but it wasn’t a big issue for me. People at school weren’t great about it, but I’d been bullied for about 12 years anyway, what’s one more thing? I needed to talk about what was actually affecting teenage me, including being fucking hatecrimed IN SCHOOL and having the school treat it as a personality clash. I needed to talk about what was happening in my family. I needed to talk about the abuse I’d been subjected to for 16 years. Not the fact I was trans, which was accepted at home and by my friends, and also affirmed by both. My gender didn’t fucking matter, and it certainly doesn’t now in terms of my mental health.
    And school? Constantly being misgendered sucked, dealing with harassment SUCKED, but my gender itself isn’t the fucking problem there - it was ignorant people and dickheads. I, a fucking TEENAGER, had the onus of educating people IN MY SCHOOL. There were two (2) teachers who knew anything, and I didn’t have either of them until I was studying for my A Levels. No one, not even other queer kids in my school, knew shit about trans people, and then at uni, almost all the housemates I’ve had across 3 fucking years (about 32 total) haven’t known crap either. About 3 actually knew about these issues, and another 2 didn’t know much but their position amounts to “I don’t know much, but I don’t see why it matters?” and accept me as my gender, no issues at all. I had a flatmate last year go full TERF whilst I was still living there, multiple housemates complain about the “bathroom issue” (we just want to FUCKING PEE), and constant misgendering for 2 SOLID YEARS even AT UNI. The supposed “liberal” institution that is university.
    And that institution? Yeah, that institution has invited MULTIPLE transphobes to give talks to students, and have refused to listen to the trans student body about how that is a DIRECT RISK to us.
    And this is ON TOP OF people constantly going on complete horseshit rants about medical and social transition, with me stuck on a massive waiting list desperately trying to at least TALK to someone so I can get testosterone and top surgery. Thing you can’t do until you’re an adult the majority of the time, which means you need to be referred to an adult clinic and the waitlists are around 5 YEARS (or at least they were the last time I checked, it’s only going up), and you need multiple appointments for hormones and then MORE to get surgery. It was easier to change my ID so it was in my chosen name, which has also become my legal name, and it took 9 MONTHS and a LAWYER for me to be able to get my student loan so I could PAY RENT than it has been for me to get any medical care for either my gender or my chronic illnesses.
    Sure, I was able to socially transition relatively easily, since I had accepting parents, and was therefore able to get a haircut and clothes. But I was also an emo teenager - I was living in band t-shirts and skinny jeans anyway, all I really wanted was a binder, so that made it easier. The name was difficult before I moved to uni (now everyone only knows me as my name), but now I’ve even managed to get one of my bank accounts in my name, I’ll be able to get the other one done soon, and then I’ll even be able to get a driving license.
    But I have so many wonderful friends. I am surrounded by cool people, I mean half my friendship group is made up of polyam bi nonbinary people, it’s great fun. I love my friends, and they love me - as me. I’ve witnessed the local community come together to defend the trans community and drag artists. I’ve been to concerts and seen pride flags be waved around whilst 3 men with very limited concepts of “gender presentation” with at least one going “fuck that I’m wearing a skirt” and chants of “trans rights” going around.
    But living as a trans person is fucking painful sometimes. But not because I’m trans - being trans makes me joyous. What’s painful is ignorant arseholes who insist my friends and I, who just wanna live as who we are, are dangerous, that we’re “groomers”, that we shouldn’t be allowed in public and even that we should be attacked in the streets or fucking murdered.

    • Dario Carraresi
      Dario Carraresi 9 개월 전 +5

      John H Capry And now you don't know the difference between an identity and money. Marvelous.

    • Dario Carraresi
      Dario Carraresi 9 개월 전 +4

      John H Capry See my previous comment.

  • King Trasher
    King Trasher 6 개월 전 +8

    To prevent what, 9-10 year olds from going to a different restroom?
    When I was a kid, our cheap ass backwoods school had 2 bathrooms. One on each side of the entire building, full of stalls and a couple sinks
    But they are now devoting actual worker hours to preventing 1 child from going where they feel comfortable.

  • Ie Dineen
    Ie Dineen 11 개월 전 +1170

    Just to be clear: it’s not easy to get a doctor to agree to remove your uterus if you’re a GROWN WOMAN

    • YB
      YB 11 개월 전 +34


    • rcppcsk
      rcppcsk 11 개월 전 +147

      That was my first thought, too😫 even if it's a cis woman who wants to get a hysterectomy, she'll almost never get it if she doesn't have kids, and they'll always ask for a "husband's permission" which is so fucked up

    • You know who
      You know who 11 개월 전 +32

      Why would a doctor do a dangerous procedure that's not curative or otherwise medically necessary?

    • Colene Behag
      Colene Behag 11 개월 전 +49

      Right? I'm done with mine. Had 6 kids and it's just causing me pain. Take it! Lol I'm still a woman before and after!

    • Colene Behag
      Colene Behag 11 개월 전 +13

      @You know who they don't

  • Vanilla
    Vanilla 10 개월 전 +90

    Do you know how much I would pay for a doctor to call me brave and get me ready to have my uterus removed? Not even as a transitional thing, just as a “I have a uterus and I wish I didn’t the side effects are annoying” thing

    • Nera Pavane
      Nera Pavane 10 개월 전 +5

      Girl, it's a lot more complicating than that! Especially if you haven gone through menopause yet. It's about your whole hormone system, your sexdrive, emotions and overall health could be alterd. I'm not saying that you shouldn't do it if you really think it's necessary, but it's not a simple thing! Do some reaserch at least.

    • BugBites
      BugBites 3 개월 전 +1

      A partial hystrectomy removes only the uterus (cervix & ovarian tube commonly as well) but doesn't touch the ovaries, meaning your hormones won't be affected. I'm 21 and have had very harsh periods since I was around 10-11. I found a gyno willing to perform a partial hystrectomy on me, despite me having no kids nor a partner. I'd HIGHLY suggest looking into the possibility of a partial hystrectomy if you genuinely wish to have it removed!

  • white eye
    white eye 10 개월 전 +114

    a ton of these people are also overlooking that being transgender is far from the only way one kid could have an advantage ove the other. ignoring all those tiny little technicalities like literally BEING DISABLED, im afab, but i have a hormone issue where i produce too much testosterone. safe to say if our school had a girls wrestling group (we dont because schools outside america dont have the weird obsession of having dozens of sports teams ) i mayyy have had a slight advantage

    • JD
      JD 8 개월 전 +8

      also, nearly every study actually done on trans people and athletic performance indicates that even for people who work out and are physically fit, after about 2 years on blockers and estrogen, trans women have about the same performance as cis women (one study did show trans women had slightly better performance on average, but it was like 1-2 pushups more in a minute than ciswomen, well within a potential margin for error/slightly diffrent training regimine.)

    • Igloo Zoo
      Igloo Zoo 8 개월 전

      @JD please cite at least one study. Joanna Harper for example is a transgender woman/biological man so she how is she supposed to remain neutral on the data of her studies.

    • dgwalters1
      dgwalters1 8 개월 전

      “obsession of having” - i.e. resources to support

    • Tatum Metzger
      Tatum Metzger 7 개월 전 +3

      no literally. as a disabled person i want to know when having a biological advantage became a disqualification.

  • GenZyie
    GenZyie 7 개월 전 +374

    "They immediately cut off their families"
    "Walks right in and gets surgery"
    Makes me laugh. I've been trans for years and haven't even started hrt yet. Not only that, not all of us cut off our families. Most of us quite love our families, such as myself. We don't like being hated for being ourselves.

    • Diana, The Lobster Lady
      Diana, The Lobster Lady 7 개월 전 +44

      Also, even when the kids and parents grow distant, most trans kids don’t cut off their parents, it’s the other way around

    • Aryssa Mansfield
      Aryssa Mansfield 6 개월 전 +35

      Also any trans person cutting off their family has nothing to do with the trans person and everything to do with lack of acceptance from their family. Imagine blaming kids for baseless hatred from their parents.

    • Sora Quill
      Sora Quill 6 개월 전 +9

      @Aryssa Mansfield I have an amazing family who accept and love me. My fiance on the other hand comes from a traditionally Mormon family. Her brother left that cult and is now her ultra best friend again which is absolutely amazing~ But her mother... I don't think she'll ever be free of it. She willingly puts up with my fiance but I seriously doubt she thinks my darling's anything other than out of her mind.

    • Rocket Surgeon
      Rocket Surgeon 6 개월 전 +1

      Can we disagree without you calling it hate?

  • Amelia likes frogs
    Amelia likes frogs 10 개월 전 +56

    Thank you 🙏 I've been hoping for a second part to this for a while and it's so good.

    • mossbanksy
      mossbanksy 9 개월 전 +4

      He absolutely nailed it, didn't he!?

  • Leo Silburn
    Leo Silburn 3 개월 전 +6

    The litter box thing is way sadder than it sounds some classrooms have kitty litter and a bucket for school shootings so they don’t need to leave the class

  • Adrien Renaux
    Adrien Renaux 11 개월 전 +14173

    I like to imagine one person in the writing team that has a folder FULL of potential Ted Cruz poems to get out at ANY occasion

    • Zeppie
      Zeppie 11 개월 전 +536

      Bold of you to think that John doesn’t make it up on the spot where the script says nothing more than “Ted Cruz poem here”

    • KootFloris
      KootFloris 11 개월 전 +332

      Ted Cruz, God's other mistake

    • Jimmy van der Post
      Jimmy van der Post 11 개월 전 +47

      @Zeppie nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, is improvised with these kinda shows. I like John Oliver but this is all very staged

    • CollectionOfCells
      CollectionOfCells 11 개월 전 +95

      @Jimmy van der Post umm, I'm pretty sure it's sarcasm

    • Adam Lawrence
      Adam Lawrence 11 개월 전 +39

      @KootFloris God only made two mistakes?

  • Vincent Alastor Bryan
    Vincent Alastor Bryan 10 개월 전 +234

    After some harrowing situations I've been recently put in by people I lived with assaulting me for being trans, watching this episode did bring quite a few tears. I've been on testosterone for 13 weeks, been identifying as trans since I learned it was a concept at 17, and trying to stay alive and safe since. When John mentioned the depression and how you're not losing your child you're getting them back, it hit really hard. I'm 30 y/o now, and finally getting what I needed to be myself. I still get resistance from family members who should have always seen it, when all of my close friends did. It's beautiful to see the joy in these young people who got to be themselves and finally feel free from the shackles that other people put on us. Two words, John, just two.
    Hopefully this episode will touch the hearts of many other people, both trans family, and allies alike. We need more people like you speaking our for us when our safety is in such dire circumstances.
    Peace Love and Hope to my fellow Alphabet Mafia Members.

    • Claudinesewingsubs914
      Claudinesewingsubs914 10 개월 전 +24

      I am so proud of you.
      I don't know how a random KRclip stranger saying this might be helpful. But please know I'm holding you a good thought and sending love from the UK

    • michele mcdermott
      michele mcdermott 10 개월 전 +15

      As a mom of a trans kid, I send you love. Keep being your fabulous authentic self.

    • Vincent Alastor Bryan
      Vincent Alastor Bryan 10 개월 전 +8

      @Claudinesewingsubs914 Thank you, so much. Its been very difficult this past week recovering from my injuries. I almost didn't make it out of a three against one beat down alive a week ago today. I live in the anus state Missouri, and want to leave with all of my heart. I even looked into very heavily about a year ago migrating to the UK. Thank you for your love, and it is very much appreciated, no matter the distance.

    • Vincent Alastor Bryan
      Vincent Alastor Bryan 10 개월 전 +5

      @michele mcdermott Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope you and your kiddo are safe and everything yourselves. Some places aren't and it makes me sick thinking about how the younger trans generation have to be afraid of being happy. No one should be afraid of that. I wish you both the best, and really appreciate the support.

  • itsaspiracle
    itsaspiracle 9 개월 전 +239

    things have been really rough news-wise for me to follow lately. i really appreciate someone trying to center trans joy too, instead of just trans pain.

    • Chael Rodgers
      Chael Rodgers 9 개월 전 +11


    • Sora Quill
      Sora Quill 6 개월 전 +5

      Agreed. Stay safe, my friend.

  • World weary wombat 摆烂
    World weary wombat 摆烂 9 개월 전 +11

    Having guards outside bathrooms in a public school makes me think that at some point the terrorists may have won

    • atomsmyth
      atomsmyth 5 개월 전 +2

      It's insane to think that conservatives are ok with some random person checking gender/sex in a school bathroom with the authority of a guard.

  • Gwen Gekas
    Gwen Gekas 10 개월 전 +42

    Thank you John Oliver and to the team behind this video. This is such an important message to spread and you hit it out of the park with this one 💖🏳️‍⚧️

    • Gwen Gekas
      Gwen Gekas 10 개월 전 +7

      John H Capry what bad information? Source?

    • SashMcFlash
      SashMcFlash 3 개월 전

      ​@Gwen GekasIt was probably the wisdom of repugnance.

  • Nunya Bizness
    Nunya Bizness 6 개월 전 +37

    Can we talk about Schreier accidentally saying that Trans kids are "building a world that is so healthy..."
    Accidentally said the quiet part out loud, didn't she?

  • Kdawn1995
    Kdawn1995 11 개월 전 +2545

    The fact that this guy used the "uterus removal" example really proves how out of touch these people are. I'm nearly 30 and haven't been able to find a Dr who would even allow me to get my tubes tied, much less a hysterectomy.

    • animeartist888
      animeartist888 11 개월 전 +102

      Same and same. Can't believe how ignorant they are.

    • Kdawn1995
      Kdawn1995 11 개월 전 +106

      @bluefox726 The problem is they don't actually remove trans people's uteruses no questions asked like that either it's just not a thing.

    • Punky H
      Punky H 11 개월 전 +85

      I highly suggest looking into the Childfree subreddit group...they have a list of doctors to see in each state who will do the surgeries. It's been life changing for so many people!

  • acchaladka
    acchaladka 9 개월 전 +24

    Well said Johnno, well said. The “argument” I use for this issue is ‘either you believe in civil rights for everyone, or you don’t. Life liberty and happiness and all that, if you’re an American.”

  • Fiona Kane
    Fiona Kane 10 개월 전 +218

    Thank you John and the whole team, seeing a mainstream cis male pundit get everything so right and display such compassion and empathy for us made both myself and my partner cry. We live in a dark world at the moment but seeing people outside the community get it like this gives us hope. It was so special you ended the segment on genuine scenes of trans joy for those wonderful kids, so often the positive side of transitioning gets left behind to play defense but its so important for the world to see. You knocked this out of the park

    • Fiona Kane
      Fiona Kane 10 개월 전 +11

      John H Capry nah, I know more about this than you :)

    • Fiona Kane
      Fiona Kane 10 개월 전 +8

      John H Capry sure thing pal 👍

    • Fiona Kane
      Fiona Kane 10 개월 전 +10

      John H Capry if that’s what helps you sleep at night John 🥰 for me personally it’s sleeping in a big comfy bed with my wife who is also proudly trans just like me 🏳️‍⚧️

    • Coldheart322
      Coldheart322 10 개월 전 +8

      John H Capry As someone who is not trans, but knows a fair number of trans and non-binary people, I know that it's best to listen to them rather than people who barely acknowledge they exist. I suggest you start doing them same, rather than make yourself appear the fool online ;-)

  • Éric Duchesne
    Éric Duchesne 9 개월 전 +8

    Kudos to the kids speaking out. Well done !

  • Garacaius Irendean
    Garacaius Irendean 10 개월 전 +133

    As an AMAB who is still figuring out who I really am, the first time I dressed femme was the first time in over a decade that I did not hate the face I saw in the mirror.
    As a Canadian I have been lucky enough too have a supportive family who, while they may not understand, have not ostracized me for wearing dresses and painting my nails. My own mother even got me some nail polish so I can mix colours that I may feel like a delicate flower.
    It fills me with sorrow to hear of parents who have shunned their children too the point that a 13 year old is made too live on the streets, fearing for their lives should they stay. We need the law to protect these children from a society that would call them inhuman.

    • R Platt
      R Platt 10 개월 전 +13

      You go, girl!
      If that works for you. If you eventually decide you're just an effeminate boy, you be that person. The only correct way to be is yourself - and that self will grow and change.
      The exploration you are doing now should be normal for ALL children. It doesn't make people more gay or trans. It gives everyone a chance to discover who they are.
      When a person walk a mile in another person's shoes, they tend to be much more tolerant, even supportive.
      We just need to overcome those pushing fear.

    • Beans
      Beans 10 개월 전 +6

      Aw it’s so great to hear a fellow male genderqueer Canadian is living well and affirming! It’s my b-day soon and I’m kinda thinking of asking my parents for femme clothes but my mum doesn’t know I’m genderqueer 😅

    • Garacaius Irendean
      Garacaius Irendean 10 개월 전 +3

      @Beans For myself, it started off when playing pack mule for mum at Costco, needed jeans and the female sizes simply fit better on my slender frame. Still was unisex on design.
      From there I did some thrift store shopping initially on my own for more unisex-ish leggings and the like. Once that had become norm, I eventually came out by wearing skirt as I did the morning chores. (live alone, in this economy?) Dad noticed immediately whereas mum took until she had poured her coffee too notice.
      Had chat with them explaining how it had been first time that I didn't hate the face in the mirror (as mentioned previously) and, at least in my case, it was more 'sweet transvestite' but still needing more time to figure out if femme. At present I have no ties to being masculine and am presenting female though simply NB. Still mostly going by male pronouns out of habit and that I don't mind being their fabulous son
      I can only hope your family will be as supportive as mine was, but if it is a case of your safety or coming out, staying alive long enough to get away takes precedent. Get what support you can from outside sources, the LGBT+ community is quite supportive of our own, just stay away from the LGB Alliance, they pointedly exclude trans.

    • Garacaius Irendean
      Garacaius Irendean 10 개월 전 +8

      John H Capry You are welcome to your opinion that I am deluded. I know what I am not, and I am not a man.
      I pray that the Lord may grant you his grace to welcome all his children as they truly are, that you may see the face within, unhindered by the face without.
      God bless, and may his perpetual light shine upon you.

    • Patrick O'Neil
      Patrick O'Neil 5 개월 전

      Parents will disown or be abusive to their offspring for a multitude of reasons, but y’all make it sound like that only happens if you’re gay or trans. Does the suffering of all the rest of us just not matter then because we’re straight? Do you have any idea how little sympathy is offered to young straight men, colored or not? Perhaps opportunity, but definitely not sympathy. My mother watched my father abuse me for years without a word, he hit my sister just once, and then she threatened to take the kids and leave. Sound fair to you?

  • BlairDoesntNotCare
    BlairDoesntNotCare 8 개월 전 +25

    The people who care the most about if people are trans are the same people to scream "NO ONE CARES IF YOU ARE TRANS." they care so much that me talking about my existence upsets them. There are going to be more and more bills to try to make my very existence a crime so it is in my best interest to keep talking about my life. Even if "NO ONE CARES IF YOU ARE TRANS."

  • DirectorG
    DirectorG 11 개월 전 +1224

    “I do not want to spend my free time to ask adults to make good choices” love her

    • Dino Says Rawr
      Dino Says Rawr 11 개월 전 +42

      I felt that in my soul, because that's part of my actual job that gets very tiresome. :D

    • Nunyabizy
      Nunyabizy 11 개월 전 +17

      Like that kid would know better anyway.

    • Dino Says Rawr
      Dino Says Rawr 11 개월 전 +42

      @Nunyabizy , I mean, would you to just defer to adults if they invalidated something you genuinely loved or sincerely hated, or told you that you didn't feel the way you felt?

    • Neu User
      Neu User 11 개월 전 +11

      @Dino Says Rawr it doesn’t matter how you feel if your feelings aren’t based in reality.

  • June
    June 9 개월 전 +5

    as a dolly parton loving, weird pet owning, freakin dope nonbinary person myself, this has gotta be one of my favorite segments you've ever done. my twin brother and i are both trans (my parents hit the queer kid jackpot) and it's pretty depressing to know that things have gotten worse for trans kids than they were back when we graduated high school in 2017.

  • Michael Snow
    Michael Snow 10 개월 전 +142

    A constant theme I get from dissenters is that they just don't get HOW one gender can be another and to that I generally answer, if you don't understand it, don't opine on it. Just because you don't know how they feel doesn't mean you can't be sympathetic.

    • RandomZombie
      RandomZombie 10 개월 전 +14

      Yeah, exactly this. I’ve only had this conversation a handful of times but i always say that of course i don’t understand it, I’m not going through it. That’s why it’s especially important that we give a voice and actually listen to the people that are going through it. That, and have some basic empathy.

    • Mairi White
      Mairi White 10 개월 전 +12

      I mean I don't understand how electricity can be used to make pictures appear on my television, or how a thing flying around in space means I can send messages almost instantly to someone in a different place, and yet, I know it does.

    • Beans
      Beans 10 개월 전 +5

      I think there should be more education earlier in life on social constructs. Legit, we should be taught what a social construct is and we need to be taught that we don’t HAVE to live or identify by them.

  • IttaBaby
    IttaBaby 5 개월 전 +8

    As someone late to come out
    I often lay awake at night and weep that I did not get puberty blockers
    My body already twisted ITSELF in an irreversible way, and I regret it every time I look in a mirror.
    I am now crippled by depression, unable to hold down a job do do anxiety and instability. Please don't make other people have to live like me.

    • thewrongsorcerer
      thewrongsorcerer 5 개월 전 +4

      Don't listen to the disgusting trolls in the comments. They'll never get what it's like. It's a shame we live in a society that marginalizes us just for wanting to be happy. I hope you can find happiness in spite of it all.

    • IttaBaby
      IttaBaby 5 개월 전

      @thewrongsorcerer If you mean the two replies I got that are missing then I literally didn't see them.

    • thewrongsorcerer
      thewrongsorcerer 5 개월 전

      @IttaBaby Yeah, they were pretty gross. I'm glad you didn't have to see them lol

    • Dee Str
      Dee Str 개월 전

      I am sorry you were not shown love and respect for your choices. It sickens me the way people are treated. My heart hurts for you and your pain. I hope you have love and support wherever you are.

  • Kohl Bryant
    Kohl Bryant 9 개월 전 +171

    Thank you. Thank you for the representation. Thank you for the normalization. Thank you for allowing those kids to be seen and heard. I am 25 I am trans. I had to fight tooth and nail for my hormones. For my top surgery. For my prescription every time a new healthcare law is passed. I live in a liberal state and it is still difficult. I have been refused care from medical providers. Attacked and beaten at work for my voice making me “sound like a f@g” we are being killed and targeting for existing. But seeing content like this makes the middle school and high school trans boy inside of my over joyed for the representation and possibly for safety and inclusion in the future.

    • Dario Carraresi
      Dario Carraresi 9 개월 전 +15

      @Trevor Chester Nope, there is zero evidence that Kohl is a groomer. And the rate of groomers among Catholic fundamentalists is a lot higher than the rate of groomers among trans people. By at least a thousand to one.

  • Khawar Wahid
    Khawar Wahid 9 개월 전 +41

    Seeing those children just ask for something every other child takes for granted is heartbreaking. These grown ups need to find their humanity rather than make laws about things they are too stupid or ignorant to understand.

    • Stinchy Pops
      Stinchy Pops 3 개월 전 +5

      I don't think some people are stupid to understand. Most of us understand. The thing is most don't understand how allowing kids to do as they please can be damaging in the long run

    • SashMcFlash
      SashMcFlash 3 개월 전 +4

      That's not how kids talk. That's their parents talking through them.

    • Patrick Henry
      Patrick Henry 2 개월 전 +1

      Yeah, these grown ups shouldn't make cruel laws banning sterilization for minors. That's like so backwards.

  • Lord Keltain
    Lord Keltain 11 개월 전 +7022

    “We do need to cut your uterus out as soon as possible”
    As an adult whose been trying to do that for over a decade for health and not gender reasons, WHERE IS THIS DOCTOR

    • Eli POYET
      Eli POYET 11 개월 전 +252

      Hahahha same, we need the address !!!

    • A T
      A T 11 개월 전 +107

      If you're in Toronto, Canada, I can give you the name of my doctor!!

    • Darcy Marie
      Darcy Marie 11 개월 전 +90


    • Tt the cat
      Tt the cat 11 개월 전 +360

      Same happened to my friend who was trying to get her tubes tied. She'd already have one child, she was married and did not want to have more children and her doctor refused to give her the tubal litigation she requested because "she might want more kids" my friends was 28 at the time. 🤭 Grown enough to have children but not grown enough to say no more kids?Where are these eager surgeons that will cut you at a moment's notice?👀

  • slane
    slane 10 개월 전 +3

    thank you so much for talking about this, even though it’s so heartbreaking to hear the state of things sometimes. as a trans person with minimal family support it’s hard to maintain that trans joy that is so important, but when it gets talked about it makes me proud to be a member of the community. to all the trans people in these comments - i love y’all and we will make it through with each other ❤️

  • Claudia Schottlander
    Claudia Schottlander 8 개월 전 +2

    Bravo!!! Fantastic reporting as always ❤🌈

  • Chante Brand
    Chante Brand 8 개월 전 +2

    I think schools should provide co-ed sports. It can be a real good opportunity for the different genders to interact constructively together as a team, obviously it doesn't have to be a hyper competitive career path type of thing but it can be fun and socially constructive. It obviously doesn't solve the problem here but it can be a good start for opening up group physical activities to everyone.

    • Dupe Shway
      Dupe Shway 3 개월 전

      do people not think before they type?

  • GenZyie
    GenZyie 7 개월 전 +15

    20:40 He's 100% right. The smallest, simplest notions towards who we are make our days. People always think we want to be the center of attention for being trans, but in reality I hate it when someone looks at me and tells me that they support trans people. It's old, it's tired, and I don't need to be told. If you respect who I am, I promise you I'll be happy and recognize your support. I love that more people are realizing that we just want to be ourselves. I haven't changed who I am, I've become who I always was.

  • Tanya Sawyer
    Tanya Sawyer 6 개월 전 +1

    When I was fifteen, I was more concerned about being expelled bc I refused to stop arguing with teachers about using science textbooks from the 70s, when my mom's college textbooks proved mine were outdated. I brought in proof and was still failed. I was physically bullied by male students and was given detention, suspended, and threatened with expulsion for fighting back after my nose and cheekbone we're broken by said male student...who was on the football team...yeah the whole thing is dumb. We had a couple of boys who used the girls bathroom a few times. Only one of them was a creep and we all knew who that individual was. There are bigger problems.

  • Jacey Bella
    Jacey Bella 11 개월 전 +1536

    The thing about a girl requesting her uterus removed is SO FUNNY to me
    I'm a sufferer of endometriosis, and I've been asking doctors to give me a hysterectomy since I was twelve years old because my symptoms are painful and disabling (I was missing school regularly due to pain)
    Never once got a yes! Never! It is NOTORIOUSLY difficult to convince a doctor to do anything that can impact your fertility if you have a uterus and haven't had multiple kids yet.
    These people are so misinformed it makes me want to tear my hair out. They have no idea what getting care in this country is like

    • Iris
      Iris 11 개월 전 +132

      Correction concering that last part: They have absolutely no clue what medical care for women or transgender children looks like...

    • marceelino
      marceelino 11 개월 전 +5

      @Iris we can only hope that 58% and more will act on their thoughts.

    • Morty Sanchez
      Morty Sanchez 11 개월 전 +76

      Considering the number of women who suffered from this throughout history with no hope of treatment before modern medicine...whoever said men are the stonger gender is kidding himself.
      I hope you get what you need

  • Brainbuzz Cannabis 2.0 Reviews

    The key point I keep seeing is that people are reacting and taking issue with things they know nothing about, that haven't even become issues yet, or straight-up just aren't even a thing. Maybe as a people we can stop doing that. I know. Never gonna happen. But one can dream.

    • Laetitia
      Laetitia 8 개월 전

      Brexit! It happens all the time

  • A.M.
    A.M. 5 개월 전 +3

    I vividly remember one of my best friends in college miss a rock concert because she was in the next town over, being told by a doctor that she would not be getting hormone therapy. She missed a concert with me and our other friend because she spent that evening driving around and contemplating suicide.
    I have known her since 2005. In 2016, she FINALLY was allowed to go on estrogen. After trying to transition, pretty much since she was a kid, and at least the ENTIRE TIME that I've known her.
    Saw a recent picture of her on Facebook and realized that I'd never actually seen her smile before.

  • RookoftheRookityRook
    RookoftheRookityRook 개월 전 +8

    Those little things that make you feel good about being trans are also known as Micro-Trans-Actions

  • Darth Y'all
    Darth Y'all 9 개월 전 +22

    when my voice first deepened to the point of voice cracks, it was like something in my mind clicked. all my doubts about whether or not i wanted to do testosterone flew away. this was what it was meant to be, this was RIGHT FOR ME. getting facial hair, body hair, feeling more and more comfortable in my skin, it felt so incredible. transitioning for me has been relatively seamless but only due to the outpour of support from friends, family, and the luck of the draw in being situated in california. i feel heavily for other trans folk who have to pay out of pocket for hormones, who dont have good access to gender health assistance, who struggle to get their legal name and gender change because their state is full of bigots.

  • TheHedgehogGiraffe
    TheHedgehogGiraffe 4 개월 전 +24

    9:45 When I came out in 2014 at the age of 14, my mom thought that I was coming out because my best friend at the time was also trans. This idea is not new. I’m 23 now and still trans. This is not a “contagion.” This is not a “fad.” This is our lives.

    • Kimmie
      Kimmie 3 개월 전 +1

      I'm sure your experience is correct from your perspective. However what concerns me as a Mum. when teachers are telling kids in school to let them know what pronouns they prefer, asking if they are a boy or girl when its pretty clear who is a boy and a girl... that is creating a contagion.

    • Rojeli
      Rojeli 3 개월 전 +6

      ​@KimmieKnowing about pronouns isn't a social contagion any more than knowledge in general is a social contagion. And the idea that it's "clear who's a boy and a girl" is what contributes to dysphoria, when people assume who/what you are and treat you "accordingly". Nobody can turn your child trans, I assure you.

    • Kimmie
      Kimmie 3 개월 전

      @Rojeli why does it contribute to gender disphoria? We should assume everyone is not a boy or girl? Just neutral? It's not what mother nature intended. I feel for those who experience disphoria I really do and they should absolutely be included and supported but we don't need to change everything about our society for a tiny minority.

    • Rojeli
      Rojeli 3 개월 전 +4

      @Kimmie When someone is called a "she" when that someone is a "he", that makes them feel dysphoric. People use the wrong pronouns because they assume. It's human nature to make quick judgements, assumptions, and use stereotypes as a shortcut for understanding things, and I don't blame people for that. But that doesn't mean we can't change. And it's not like we'll be changing all of humanity to just have people be more thoughtful about something as simple as pronouns. There have been and still are societies which recognize more than 2 genders, there are multiple languages that accommodate different genders, and if we look back in time we can see how language has changed and evolved along with our culture. I hear people used to be against the plural "you" back in the thee/thou days! Sorry for talking for so long, I'm just trying to be as thorough as possible. Long story short, society grows and changes, though it may be scary, it's also good. And very natural.

    • Kimmie
      Kimmie 3 개월 전 +1

      @Rojeli you have strong beliefs but then I disagree with you. I feel dysphoria when I'm called a "chest feeder" for example. What am I some genderless thing? No I'm a mother who breastfeeds but don't call me that on the off chance I accidentally identify as a guy. What about my rights and feelings about this? Mother nature always wins she will ultimately determine the outcome at the end of the day. Wait is it even "mother nature now" is if offensive too? "person nature" ?

  • WhyHateStrangers
    WhyHateStrangers 11 개월 전 +1404

    Are we just going to gloss over the fact that Pigpen blinked for help and John just moved on without helping him?

    • Garret LeBuis
      Garret LeBuis 11 개월 전 +26

      Apparently. Poor kid.

    • LRM12o8
      LRM12o8 11 개월 전 +13

      I didn't even know he could blink... 😅

    • tekelidook
      tekelidook 11 개월 전 +41

      We don't know what happened behind the scenes. Child abuse situations are very delicate after all. A rash, impulsive action might do long term harm.

    • Rachel
      Rachel 11 개월 전 +5


    • Justin
      Justin 11 개월 전 +6

      canceling him right now

  • Joy West
    Joy West 6 개월 전 +3

    Let's face it, individual "family" style (1/2 the size) would be best everywhere. Remember the trash talk in school in the restrooms? Remember the countless reports of women (and men) raped in public bathrooms that had unlocked doors? Remember wishing you had just a moment of total privacy on the toilet because you thought that franchise burger couldn't possibly give you the same kind of effect that it had a reputation for? Come on, private bathroom stalls is the best way to move forward... end of discussion! (One of San Antonio's parks along the Riverwalk has these. I felt SO much safer sitting there while I visited the city.)

  • Batters56
    Batters56 10 개월 전 +80

    15:55 I’m sorry John, your wrong: we had to take our 18 month old to the Doctor a few days ago. We said “Here’s the Doctor,” and she immediately called him “Doc” several times!

    • mossbanksy
      mossbanksy 9 개월 전 +7

      Bugs Bunny is due for a comeback then.

    • Tracy AF
      Tracy AF 8 개월 전 +6

      It’s from Doc McStuffins in my house 😂

  • Freakin Frugal
    Freakin Frugal 8 개월 전 +4

    My daughter graduated from Bryn Mawr College a couple of years ago and there were 2 kitty cat girls in her class. They did not use litter boxes in the classroom though. I am not sure if they realy thought they were cats or if it was more of a fashion ideology, but they were consistent with it.

  • Al
    Al 7 개월 전 +6

    I just want to love my life. Why is that so hard for people to let me, and other trans people, do?

    • atomsmyth
      atomsmyth 5 개월 전 +1

      As a cis white dude I will fight for your right to just love your life to the bitter end.

  • nicklikesmilk
    nicklikesmilk 6 개월 전 +8

    The mom saying “fuck you” at 18:50 just warms my heart

    • Jerry Horfe
      Jerry Horfe 6 개월 전


    • Anthony Kerr
      Anthony Kerr 6 개월 전 +2

      I can respect some solid mama bear behavior. I would have done the same.

    • Jerry Horfe
      Jerry Horfe 6 개월 전

      @Anthony Kerr was she trying to trans her kid?

  • 独立戦争不名誉の前の死

    ON WHAT PLANET would even an _ADULT_ woman be able to get her uterus out that easily??? Even when it's medically necessary, they basically still won't do it until you get married, and have your husband come in with you and explain to the doc that you're not exaggerating about your own dammed pain.

    • Rime in Retrograde
      Rime in Retrograde 11 개월 전 +80

      Plot twist: conservatives actually come from Mars.

    • Rime in Retrograde
      Rime in Retrograde 11 개월 전 +2

      @Knight Chime Source?

    • kelammo
      kelammo 11 개월 전 +131

      Took me 15 years- with massive medical issue due to my uterus. The pain was debilitating, hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills, no insurance because I had trouble working, an absolute MISERY.
      Fight for what you need. Talk to different doctors. If one isn’t supportive of something- go to another. Life is too precious to spend in crying in misery, wishing that the offending organ be removed. I woke up from surgery needing no pain meds- even tho it was a hip to hip cut (like a c section). I didn’t need any meds. I could have sex without pain. I wasn’t spending days in bed, unable to move, weeping.
      Support these trans kids & adults. Often, their very lives depend on it. And we should be a society that accepts & includes differences, especially ones that are personal & ARENT EVEN AFFECTING THE PEOPLE FIGHTING AGAINST THEM!
      When half of any population is considering suicide- it’s time to make some GD choices. Better choices. And John Oliver is right on the joy- everyone should be able to pursue their joy! As long as you aren’t harming others- rock on!

  • Kevin Alford
    Kevin Alford 9 개월 전 +13

    Gotta say I'm a little disappointed they didn't pull a stunt and introduce that little girl to Dolly. That'd have made me literally pass out.

    • Frank Is Not
      Frank Is Not 19 일 전

      I think it would have her pass out, too lol

  • Also Winehouse
    Also Winehouse 9 개월 전 +27

    As a homeless traveling trans woman... It's hard to get anyone to respect my identity. Especially what happened in CO Springs the other week, I'm starting to lose faith.... I still smile love and laugh every day but it's not easy.

    • stealthynuke495
      stealthynuke495 9 개월 전 +8

      John H Capry this person has done nothing to you. Why do you want to hurt her?

    • Jenkowelten
      Jenkowelten 9 개월 전 +4

      John H Capry oh, so NOW you use the correct pronouns

    • Luke Klongerbo
      Luke Klongerbo 3 개월 전

      Love you sister

  • Vince
    Vince 2 개월 전 +5

    the sheer emotion in John’s voice when he says “Trans people are not by default unhappier, or more prone to sufffering than everyone else, that is something that *we* are putting on them.” like he can’t believe he has to explain this, and it’s breaking his heart.

  • theleviosadi2121
    theleviosadi2121 9 개월 전 +6

    thank you for leading the way to illumination and awareness. in the end love and acceptance always win. hate and ignorance never win or last

  • Gaye Tan
    Gaye Tan 9 개월 전 +21

    People who don’t have real solutions to problems, will distract by talking about trivial emotional issues that they can easily solve

  • Max Miller
    Max Miller 11 개월 전 +713

    John’s bit ending in, “I don’t know. I’ll be dead soon,” had me laughing embarrassingly loudly in an empty room.

    • El DiBoblo
      El DiBoblo 11 개월 전 +7

      You laughed at something he said? There's actually people out there that do that?

    • Mariana Silva
      Mariana Silva 11 개월 전 +37

      @El DiBoblo Yes. This is a comedy show too, why the surprise?

    • Bobby
      Bobby 11 개월 전 +8

      Makes sense. Most of John Oliver fans are in empty rooms because they are friendless and unbearable to be around.

    • Duckified
      Duckified 11 개월 전 +31

      @El DiBoblo WOAH... people can have different senses of humor than you?!?!? shocking

  • Frempy
    Frempy 9 개월 전 +81

    Damn you guys knocked it outta the park on this one. Clearly some community involved folks were on yer writing team

    • Sora Quill
      Sora Quill 6 개월 전 +3

      This was everything I wished the first one had been. This was so frickin good.

  • Kai Anderson
    Kai Anderson 9 개월 전 +98

    In all my trans groups I see kids constantly saying "I'm trans, but my parents are raging conservative transphobes, I'm terrified to come out, I'm suffering, what do I do, please help!!" There's no such thing as ROGD. Your kid was always that way but never told you because they're terrified about what will happen to them if they do.

    • Dario Carraresi
      Dario Carraresi 9 개월 전 +15

      John H Capry You consider all pro-trans information to be "propaganda", regardless of whether or not it's true or it's the scientific consensus.
      So yeah, it's what the "propaganda" says. But it's also true. As usual, I've noticed that you don't actually provide any evidence that the "propaganda" is wrong; you just say "it's propaganda" like Dear Leader said "it's fake news".

    • Kai Anderson
      Kai Anderson 9 개월 전 +11

      John H Capry lookit this "did his own research" guy who thinks he can psychoanalyse an entire group from one sentence on KRclip

  • Karri Kemppainen
    Karri Kemppainen 9 개월 전 +2

    "Kids are using litter boxes" is appalling statement, that is perfectly reflecting the state of education, skills of reasoning and mental capabilities.
    I'm not talking about the kids.

  • Breadful!
    Breadful! 10 개월 전 +27

    Love you John and your team. Always such a great job.
    To pass along the joy, since I came out socially I've met many new friends with whom I regularly play video games, board games and watch movies with. Some of them are my family now, and I love them dearly.

  • Alexander Rangelov
    Alexander Rangelov 8 개월 전 +1

    Since I don’t like a one-aided world and want Russia and China to gain in importance as balance, I do support all the things John Oliver is asking for

  • 마유
    마유 11 개월 전 +378

    "If the child has to be an activist, we have already failed that child." Love this line

    • Georgi Borisov
      Georgi Borisov 11 개월 전 +8

      Then tell the adults in the room to stop pushing them to do it. You can’t put children in these positions, then complain about it. The left and right both always do this. It’s so fucking disingenuous

  • Sulanis
    Sulanis 10 개월 전 +5

    Not to mention a child under the age of 16 cannot make those decisions for themselves without parent Consent. Not to mention, a logical course of action is to have that "person" not child. Go through phycological examining and if it turns out they are sound mind and decision making process. I don't think its anyone's right to say what they can and can't do.

  • Emilie Granqvist
    Emilie Granqvist 10 개월 전 +33

    What most people do not realize is that being transgender is not a negative, being transgender is never a problem, it's a life saving solution to a terrible reality that some people simply do not belong in their assigned gender.
    People that has not experienced gender dysphoria do not understand it, they simply do not understand how strong and consistent it is, and they do not understand the cheer terror in living with it every day. Some choice to believe and sometimes even support people with gender dysphoria, While others cannot phantom that there can be any other reality then the one they experienced so surely if they did not experience this then it cannot be real and everyone that says it is must be mentally ill and must be stopped.
    And the saddest thing about it is that there is no logical reason to oppress us, putting up barriers for transgender people do not benefit anyone. It only brings pain to those that has already suffered and that was denied something fundamental that most people take for granted.
    It dose not take a lot from society resolve this problem, and save millions of lives. You do not need to pay anything or give up any fundamental values. You simply need to let us choice our own identity and then accept us for who we are.
    Transitioning is not easy, and it takes a lot of effort but it's absolutely worth it and for me was the best decision of my life. The joy you feel when you are finally accepted, feel and look like your authentic gender is indescribable. And it's absolutely terrifying that there are still people out there that has to live with gender dysphoria.

    • Erik
      Erik 10 개월 전 +4

      Thank you, yes!

  • Jay Belin
    Jay Belin 5 개월 전

    Funny thing about litter boxes in schools is: the same people who loose their minds over the idea that a kid might be able to choose to shit in a litter box are the same people who think it's ok that kids will be forced to shit in a litter box during a school schooting, cause "we needs dem guns1!!1!!11".

  • TheInvictusProject
    TheInvictusProject 10 개월 전 +22

    I'm going to take a risk here and comment. I'm a trans person who has been targeted for going on TV before, and I ended up having a webpage made dedicated to harassing me, doxxing me, finding my personal information, and publishing it so other people could hunt me down. This was all because, at the age of 22, I had the audacity to go on the news to talk about being harassed in a Macy's bathroom.
    I'm many years older now, and I have many more years of joy under my belt. Seeing these trans kids get to do what I was barred from, and carry the torch for the next gen, fills me with pride. Still today even as an adult I struggle to access medical care, I have lived below the poverty line my entire life (trans people make 70 cents for every $1.00 cis people make), and I have struggled with homelessness due to discrimination. I have been vocal and active talking about these experiences, but when I do, I am often targeted by right-wing hate groups for doxxing.
    We know the largest factor in someone supporting trans rights, is whether they know a trans person. If people feel like they don't know any trans people, it is because we are either being silenced, or killed. I think it says a lot that the trans community only has two major "holidays" per year-- Trans Day of Visibility, and Trans Day of Remembrance-- where we read the names of all our dead. At the TDOR years back at the LGBT center, I read the name of an 8-month old baby who was killed by their father for "seeming gender nonconforming".
    We are killed by transphobia, full stop. Cis allies, confront the people in your lives who say "I just don't get all this gender stuff". "What don't you get?" Explain it to them, stick with it. Your voice will matter more than mine in these conversations, and it could save an 8-month old's life.

  • Tegan Davidson
    Tegan Davidson 8 개월 전 +2

    15:54 dude I’m a woman in my late 20s with 3 kids and it’s damn near impossible to get a doctor to even tie your tubes before 30, let alone perform a hysterectomy unless you have some serious medical issues.

  • videocliplover
    videocliplover 10 개월 전 +345

    The same “increase” is with women now able to get mental health diagnoses that were overlooked due to confirmation bias of the DSM-4 and little girls able to finally get correct diagnoses that will help them live better and easier lives overall. It’s not the case that all women are suddenly now autistic or have ADHD. It will level out someday too!

    • Drachenfrau
      Drachenfrau 9 개월 전 +26

      I remember being considered a super-rare case of ADHD as a little girl, when I was diagnosed, back in the 70's because it was considered a "boys" disease!

    • Tatum Metzger
      Tatum Metzger 7 개월 전 +9

      reminds me of the graph that showed left-handedness in america. suddenly so many people seemed to be left-handed except it wasn’t sudden they just weren’t being punished for it anymore

    • ProkofNY
      ProkofNY 7 개월 전 +1

      A 4000% increase as what happened in the Tavistock’s GIDS? Really? I get it that numbers can increase due to factors such as greater awareness and a change in diagnostic criteria, but given this sharp increase you are not at least a bit curious to know if there is more going on here?

  • rwolfheart
    rwolfheart 10 개월 전 +66

    I watched this while applying my T gel (I'm officially one week in!) and thinking about how many steps it took to get it. I'm fortunate that it was relatively easy where I live, and because I'm an adult, but I still needed to talk to a whole bunch of different people and answer the same questions on a bunch of forms before I could get it. And I still have a ton of steps to go to get top surgery

    • Maksie0
      Maksie0 10 개월 전 +2

      John H Capry Here's hoping this one goes away a lot quicker.

    • Dario Carraresi
      Dario Carraresi 10 개월 전 +3

      John H Capry More hysteria.

  • Kiera N G Delaney
    Kiera N G Delaney 9 개월 전 +11

    This is a segment I had to do in bite size pieces. As a transwoman I kept getting narked on the wilful ignorance of the clips. not John Oliver's opinion (fan of his from his British comedy days) but the wilful ignorant of others. Thank you John for being an Ally. I wish people from British Insitutions like the police were more so.

    • Trevor Chester
      Trevor Chester 9 개월 전 +4

      I'm transphobic but I want to learn how I can become even more transphobic :)

    • MB
      MB 9 개월 전 +1

      but do you actually genuinely believe that you can genuinely change sex?? because wanting to be a woman is one thing, but genuinely believing you ARE a woman is completely another.

    • Ornate Letter Opener
      Ornate Letter Opener 9 개월 전 +2

      @MB do you not know the difference between gender identity and sex?

  • mossbanksy
    mossbanksy 9 개월 전 +4

    John, thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing with this issue what almost no journalist here in the UK seems willing to do: look at facts, and talk to trans people. To borrow your own words, you f***ing crushed it.

    • Johnny C
      Johnny C 9 개월 전 +1

      Bad news, Brit: he didn’t do anything factual. Hell, he featured a little boy who was so badly abused he thinks he’s a girl… it’s a travesty

    • Ben
      Ben 9 개월 전 +1

      @Johnny C "travisty"

    • Johnny C
      Johnny C 9 개월 전

      @Ben it’s spelled with a E bud

    • Ben
      Ben 9 개월 전 +2

      @Johnny C Yes, and you're going to pretend it didn't take you two comments to figure that out lol. You spend too much time on here to be so concerned with strangers' opinions of you.

    • Johnny C
      Johnny C 9 개월 전

      @Ben never had an autocorrect eh? Nice:)😊

  • Mobius_ribbon88
    Mobius_ribbon88 8 개월 전

    I actually reverted back to male due to stigma, and peer pressure that claimed that I had somehow exhibited more masculine tendencies.

  • Dented_Riddles
    Dented_Riddles 7 개월 전 +3

    I'm trans and I'd be fine with it if my kids turned out that way too, but left-handedness is a bridge too far.

  • Lindsay BKK
    Lindsay BKK 11 개월 전 +572

    "It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong".
    - Thomas Sowell

    • Don Miller
      Don Miller 11 개월 전 +80

      Real Aiglon - There is nothing wrong with using quotes. You can go to Barnes & Noble and buy books full of them because they're useful . Sometimes someone that has actually experienced what they're talking about or has a gift for language can say it much better than you can. Something that is well said has more force and people tend to remember it longer.

    • Red5
      Red5 11 개월 전 +14

      So we should definitely let the people with schizophrenia make all of their own decisions

    • Frocco
      Frocco 11 개월 전 +39

      Thomas Sowell was a conservative, so it's very funny this quote can come back to bite them.

    • LRM12o8
      LRM12o8 11 개월 전 +13

      @Frocco well, Kant was also a racist and antisemite, despite having created/popularized the most reliable and universally relatable moral principle.
      Just because someone said something smart once, doesn't mean they themselves always their own words.
      And vice versa, it doesn't make their smart words any less smart either.

    • David
      David 11 개월 전 +7

      Real Aiglon I could say that, or just provide the same quote from a known and respected person. Which carries more weight? We're still quoting ancient Greeks. Do you think that's bad too?

  • Micah Reskey
    Micah Reskey 5 개월 전 +5

    "I do not like spending my free time asking adults to make good choices."
    LMAO. What a fucking legend.

  • Tetsu Hatano
    Tetsu Hatano 4 개월 전

    I honestly want to see one of those conservatives do that pronoun joke and then someone in the crowd takes it “seriously” and ask as many questions as possible

  • Moondymon23
    Moondymon23 9 개월 전 +4

    something uplifting I just noticed while listening to Bruce Bostelman talking about the cat litter story is that he perfectly executed the pronoun 'they' whenever talking about this alleged student. apparently it just isn't very difficult after all.

    • Johnny C
      Johnny C 9 개월 전 +1

      It’s not difficult to play pretend. It’s just childish, immature, and a waste of time.

    • Dario Carraresi
      Dario Carraresi 9 개월 전 +3

      @Johnny C Pretend _what,_ exactly? Because this wasn't about genitals, chromosomes, or any physical swx characteristic. Pretend WHAT?

    • Johnny C
      Johnny C 9 개월 전 +1

      @Dario Carraresi that boys Can be girls and vice versa

    • Dario Carraresi
      Dario Carraresi 9 개월 전 +2

      @Johnny C I already said that this wasn't about any physical sex characteristic. Are you even listening?

    • Johnny C
      Johnny C 9 개월 전 +1

      @Dario Carraresi because what the predator says dictates reality? False there Mario

  • CawAreYouDoin?
    CawAreYouDoin? 9 개월 전 +16

    It's sad that some people think we are and should remain unchangeable and static. That someone tells us who we are at the beginning of our lives, and that we should never question it or change it.
    We're all gonna die someday! Why do you care what other people do if it doesn't hurt you?

    • CawAreYouDoin?
      CawAreYouDoin? 9 개월 전 +4

      John H Capry Deal with yourself first.

    • Drachenfrau
      Drachenfrau 9 개월 전 +5

      John H Capry True evil is not allowing people to be who they are, inside, and belittling them based on your fears over nothing. In other words, you're a bigot--stop being a bigot.

    • Pray Unceasingly
      Pray Unceasingly 9 개월 전

      @Drachenfrau people are allowed to be whatever they want these days. The trans suicide rate has it dropped or Remained constant?

  • Posh_Prinz
    Posh_Prinz 5 개월 전 +3

    As a trans person: If the bills that are currently being considered about gender confirming therapy gets passed on, then my pronounce are gonna be who/where...
    (Jk, I'm not from the states, but i know for a fact that many trans people definitely feel this way and I think it shows how bad these bills are gonna do WAY more harm than good...)

    • Posh_Prinz
      Posh_Prinz 5 개월 전

      @user-kh9dg1gw7f ??? I'm sorry I don't understand... My English ain't that good so sorry if I didn't get my point across ig?

  • Living Corpse
    Living Corpse 11 개월 전 +1750

    "they immediately cut off their families"
    Probably cause families disown them and even threaten to kill them. You can't abandon someone who abandoned you first.

    • Anand Pandey
      Anand Pandey 10 개월 전 +167

      "you can't abandon someone who abandoned you first" that hits really fuckin deep.

    • Miyamoto_Musashi
      Miyamoto_Musashi 10 개월 전 +1


    • Living Corpse
      Living Corpse 10 개월 전 +12

      @Stinky Gamer Girl I love when people like you tell on yourself.

    • River Jones
      River Jones 10 개월 전 +3


  • Samantha Michaels
    Samantha Michaels 5 개월 전 +35

    I have watched this multiple times, and I literally cry every time at Kai saying "God made me, God loves me for who I am, God does not make mistakes."

    • Mario Luigi
      Mario Luigi 5 개월 전 +2

      All true! His parents on the other hand should be in prison.

    • h w
      h w 5 개월 전 +3

      If god did not make mistakes...does that mean the healthy body that person was born with is not a mistake as well? That the genetic coding that made that body develop as it does and did is not a mistake?

  • Kicking Crow
    Kicking Crow 5 개월 전 +5

    Just for a point of reference, when this was posted there was "just over 100 anti-trans bills" being legislated. There are now over 450 anti civil rights bills targeting trans mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles and friends... people just trying to live.

    • Trevor Chester
      Trevor Chester 5 개월 전

      Don't forget to take screenshots of the things trans activists say so they can't just sweep what they've done under the rug when the lawsuits start flying 📷

    • Dario Carraresi
      Dario Carraresi 5 개월 전 +4

      ​@Trevor Chester You got offended by facts?

    • Trevor Chester
      Trevor Chester 5 개월 전 +1

      @Dario Carraresi I get offended by people trying to groom and mutilate minors. Frankly calling these laws anti lgbt is homophobic lol

    • Dario Carraresi
      Dario Carraresi 5 개월 전 +2

      @Trevor Chester No, it's not. We already have laws against grooming and mutilation. The laws you're talking about criminalize medical healthcare primarily used by trans people; talking about LGBT+ people to kids or student; or even wearing clothes that aren't approved by Christian fundentalism.

    • Trevor Chester
      Trevor Chester 5 개월 전

      @Dario Carraresi OK, well we are strengthening those laws. If you aren't engaged in those behaviors then it shouldn't be a problem :)

  • Erin Clark
    Erin Clark 9 개월 전 +8

    Thank you for covering this John

  • Adele Patton
    Adele Patton 7 개월 전 +4

    This is a really special video at the end when we see these kids just living their lives and doing what they love. But out anyone who can't be compassionate and try to understand.
    I was born a girl, I love being a woman - if that was taken away from me I would be devastated. So my life is simple that way. But that's how I try to empathise with trans people.
    Be who you want to be or need to be.

    • Dario Carraresi
      Dario Carraresi 7 개월 전 +2

      @Johnny C You read about the kids that Adele was talking about, and immediately started whining about "child mutilation". Those kids didn't get any drug or surgery; they're only using different clothes/pronouns.

    • Johnny C
      Johnny C 7 개월 전

      @Dario Carraresi of course they are. Groomers know you can’t move too quickly otherwise people will balk…
      Oh, and the only one whining is you, Mario;) nice try though. Sloppy work, be better

  • SemiShyEnby
    SemiShyEnby 4 개월 전 +7

    As an enby, this was a great first experience with whoever this is. I adore him

  • Zach Duncan
    Zach Duncan 11 개월 전 +669

    Our culture definitely needs more of an emphasis on hope and joy

    • R Platt
      R Platt 11 개월 전 +8

      How sad that those we choose to guide us instead divide us. A house divided...

    • repeekyraid cero
      repeekyraid cero 10 개월 전 +2

      Fear n greed is too strong sadly

    • Mike
      Mike 10 개월 전 +2

      Delusion really makes up for lack of affirmative reality.

    • Dario Carraresi
      Dario Carraresi 10 개월 전 +11

      @Mike You haven't disproven Jackery's argument. Point automatically conceded.

    • Renia E Saddler
      Renia E Saddler 10 개월 전

      Oddly, I didn’t find anything like that in this “report”

  • Isaac Beeby
    Isaac Beeby 9 개월 전 +5

    The Ted Cruze poems NEVER get old.

  • Janyce Brown
    Janyce Brown 9 개월 전 +56

    My Daughter is Transgender and ALL I want is for her to be happy, and have the same human rights as every other human ❤

    • Benjamin Sisko
      Benjamin Sisko 9 개월 전 +3

      @Brunon Kowalski So treating children with enough respect to call them what they want to be called is crippling? Guess it's better to beat until they pretend not to be trans then...

    • iPhone666
      iPhone666 9 개월 전 +8

      @Brunon Kowalski You're right. This isn't kids pretending to be fairies, and you're the ones who don't seem to understand that. Gender dysphoria is much deeper and longer lasting than that.

    • Krenny Lavitz
      Krenny Lavitz 9 개월 전 +5

      @Brunon Kowalski What are you even talking about?

  • Funkgineer
    Funkgineer 5 개월 전 +4

    "What do you want to say to these legislators?"
    I love her answer.