Last week, after Laverne Cox appeared on the cover of TIME magazine, Rush Limbaugh took a call from a transgender listener named Tina who spoke to him about the word "tranny" and why people find it offensive.
Limbaugh told the caller "I've been for trannies for a long time."
Said the caller: "I did hear you using that term. And a lot of us do find that to be rather offensive because of the way that its been historically used."
Limbaugh then explained that he had heard Alec Baldwin use the term:
“He has made a lot of homophobic comments, and he wrote this big apologia. And he used the term tranny as though it were hip, and an inside baseball term that made him cool with the transgender [community].”
The caller explained to Limbaugh that the word is often used derisively, to which Limbaugh replied, "Well how do people know you're a tranny?"
The conversation then turned more personal, with Limbaugh questioning the caller about the difficulties she has finding a romantic partner, and asking questions about how trans women might "trick" men, and how sexual suspicion can be a difficulty.
Said the caller: "Sometimes people have oral sex or anal sex in the dark."
To which Limbaugh replied: "Oh, that’s right! I didn’t even think of that! Oh, you’re right. Because everybody — yeah. Aw, gee."
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