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February 2, 2017 @ 3:47 pm

Commodification of Transgender People

 

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Newsflash: trans people spend money.  Your Gender Rebels Kath and Faith discuss some recent television commercials that show transgender women. Are such advertisements respectful to transgender people and their experience or are they simply turning transgender people into a commodity that can be exploited for PR and profits. 

Here are the two ads: 
Secret Deoderant Transgender Ad
Danish Electronics Store Transgender Ad

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The Gender Rebels is a weekly question-and-answer podcast that explores life outside the binary; crossdressing, transgender topics, queer life and anything else that helps break down the gender binary. It's hosted by Faith, a transgender woman in Brooklyn, and her cis female partner Kath. You might also hear a bark or two in the background from our cis dog Rocket. To ask us a question or share a thought emails us at questions@genderrebels.com