Laverne Cox slams a transphobic activist, after he claimed trans people ‘harm’ children in school locker rooms.

This week, Trump announced plans to scrap protections for trans students being able to choose which bathroom to use in public schools.

On MSNBC’s show Hardball, Cox appeared alongside Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Centre for Transgender Equality.

The activist, Travis Weber, Director of the Center for Religious Liberty praised Trump’s decision to make states decide on trans bathroom issues.

‘I think we all understand what the harm is when you have a 14-year-old girl in the locker room.

‘Someone comes in with male genitalia to share a locker room – of course they’re going to be harmed.

‘Their rights are not being protected here and all I’m asking for is a reasonable discussion,’ Weber said.

In the video footage, Cox and Keisling are visibly outraged at the transphobic rant.

They both succinctly direct their anger towards Weber in an incredibly satisfying exchange.

‘Everything that he’s claiming happens, actually doesn’t happen’

Cox replies: ‘It’s so deeply objectifying and dehumanizing to talk about trans people and reduce us to body parts.

‘We are more than the sum of our parts.

‘That is deeply disturbing.

‘We need to look at the evidence.

‘We need to look at all the hundred of localities all over the country that have public accomodations protections.

‘Everything that he’s claiming happens actually doesn’t happen.
‘Instead, trans people feel as if they have a right to exist in society,’ she says.

Cox concludes that all she wants to do is be able to thrive in society, just like every other trans person.

Watch the video HERE



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