To all the people endlessly recycling the claim that good comedy should only be aimed at people in power, not vulnerable minorities.
People without power would never have been able to force everyone else to pretend that humans aren't sexed.
All Gervais did was highlight the reductio ad absurdum of sex denialism.
And not even by extrapolating.
Simply by directly quoting examples of that absurdism.
Do not pretend that people without power would have been able to make people mouth these absurdities.
Do not pretend that people without power would have been able to get the liberal and glossy media to write a bunch of pieces about the 'virulent' and 'violent' hatred exhibited by simply pointing to the absurdity of sex denial.
Everyone knows this is absurd.
You don't have to make jokes.
You just have to REPEAT THE ABSURDISM.
Power is being able to make everyone pretend that something that is blatantly absurd is not absurd.
And being able to demonise people for simply pointing out the absurdity.
This is what I wrote in the introduction to my book about the process of writing 'The Annals of the TERF-Wars.'
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WRITE DOWN WHAT TRANS ACTIVISTS SAY.
And then, they will accuse you of hatred.
And people will listen to them.
Because they are so powerless.
People who have no power got everyone to pretend that humans aren't sexed Part 1 of ?.
I know why comics like @rickygervais & Dave Chappelle love making trans jokes - it's great publicity and trans people actually have no power. So, you can hit them over and over- and you'll just get new, lucrative special out of it and get right-wing love and pretend you're brave.