Jon Stewart began a segment Tuesday with a bit of misdirection. At first he seemed to make viewers to think he was going to blast the media’s transphobia –and some of the usual suspects were predictably horrible, Stewart showed a montage of major media figures praising Caitlyn Jenner‘s decision and commending her bravery. Then came the point;
“It’s really heartening to see that everyone is willing to not only accept Caitlyn Jenner as a woman, but to waste no time in treating her like a woman.”
Next you get a montage of commentators remarking on her appearance, and while the praise was gushing and widespread, it became increasingly objectifying as the segment went on…. I won’t spoil it. Watch – it’s funny (and sad) because it’s true.