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Nonbinary actor claims ‘trans-misogny’ when podcaster asks about transition surgeries for minors

Advocates and lawyers of women who have detransitioned are speaking out after nonbinary Netflix “Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness suggested it was “transphobic” of actor Dax Shepard to question if minors should undergo transition surgeries.

As a guest on an episode of the Shephard’s podcast, “Armchair Expert,” Van Ness suggested Shepard was “parrot[ing] what he deemed “trans-misogyny” and “transphobic ideologies” for questioning if it is fair to women to oppose men in sports or to “question” if teenagers should undergo gender transitions. 

“I think to say that someone can’t question without threatening to take someone’s rights away to explore these things … some people are very uncomfortable about teenagers transitioning, they’re challenging that. How do we know that the person is not going to change their mind?” Dax asked.

“This whole notion that to be critical or to question … because to even question it makes you an enemy. I don’t think that’s the way forward.”

“I’m not calling you a transphobe,” Van Ness argued. “You can not be transphobic and still have thoughts that espouse trans-misogyny and espouse transphobic ideologies or beliefs and not be transphobic.

“Little kids are not getting gender reassignment surgery,” Van Ness added. “Three-year-olds are not going to need a hysterectomy. We’re not getting f—ing breast implants.”

Brianna Herlihy is a politics writer for Fox News Digital.


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