8:59 pm - 11/09/2012

Blogger writes open letter to Roseanne Barr about Transphobic tweets - Roseanne responds angrily

Ariel Silvera, an LGBTQ activist and blogger based in Ireland and the UK has written an open letter - entitled An Open Letter to Roseanne Barr, From a Feminist Sister - to Roseanne Barr, in response to transphobic tweets which the actress posted in October.

In the open letter - seen HERE - Silvera, who is a feminist trans woman from Argentina, calls attention to Barr's offensive, sweeping statements, and her announcement that "women do not want your penises forced in their faces or in our private bathrooms. respect that FACT".

Silvera points out that "Given the violent misogyny prevalent in American society today, that if someone perceived as ‘a man dressed as a woman’, or someone simply perceived as female or feminine, entered a male-dominated space, do you honestly believe they would not face violence? Did you know that there were 17 recorded murders of trans people in America alone in 2011?"

On the subject of Barr's perceived threat of trans women in women's changing rooms, Silvera notes: "You are asking us to face real violence because of the fact that a small percentage of us (just like a small percentage of ANY GROUP IN SOCIETY) may be rapists or paedophiles. There’s probably paedophiles or rapists in your own party, Roseanne, statistically speaking. By your own logic, we shouldn’t let members of the Peace and Freedom party into women’s bathrooms either."

The open letter written today, November 9th, has already prompted a reaction on Twitter from Barr, after a link to the letter was posted to her by a follower. The angry tweets have been regarded as unwarranted, considering the calm tone of both Silvera's letter and Siren Magazine's tweets.

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Roseanne has since deleted the tweets...




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flawlessglitch 9th-Nov-2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
She is so fucking crazy. Like what she's saying is stupid enough as it is but the fact that she then keysmashes like an angry preteen is just embarrassing.
peddlestools 9th-Nov-2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
fact: the last season of roseanne sucked
empirebird 9th-Nov-2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
she is still on this shit? i dragged her last time but im not ruining my obama high for this bitch.
x_butterfly19_x 9th-Nov-2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
Oh roseanne :/
angelmonster 9th-Nov-2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
Exactly, if the men's room didn't have urinals I would never see a penis in there. I isnt like people walk around without their pants on or something.
violue 9th-Nov-2012 10:20 pm (UTC)
It's getting exceedingly difficult to watch Roseanne reruns on TV.
apothecaries 9th-Nov-2012 10:29 pm (UTC)
Jesus Lord. Whoever Ariel Silvera is I agree with them.
harmoner 9th-Nov-2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
Whoa I've met Ariel a few times. Small world (especially if you live in Ireland lol)
crackitycrackho 9th-Nov-2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
Very small! I've never met Ariel myself, but have friends who know her well
sovietlovesocks 9th-Nov-2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
I looove Roseanne. It's unfortunate that she didn't just apologize for her ignorance up front and move on, I suppose she's too stubborn. It's such a tragedy when older people embarrass themselves on the internet.

Edited at 2012-11-09 11:13 pm (UTC)
effulgentnida 9th-Nov-2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
What the hell is wrong with her?
myxwill 9th-Nov-2012 11:59 pm (UTC)
Why would she even bother to delete stuff when all you have to do on some computers is press the screen shot button.
wauwy 10th-Nov-2012 05:11 am (UTC)
Because she has no idea how the internet works, like most people
awelcomearrow 10th-Nov-2012 02:39 am (UTC)
I thought it was a really well-written letter, and I'm sort of horrified that Rosanne couldn't give a dignified response...

addyit 10th-Nov-2012 04:48 am (UTC)
the article quotes her statements, word for word. i don't think roseanne has said anything else to explain her statements- and now she's playing the "don't smear me... i'm a woman!" card?


blow it out your a-hole, roseanne. either that or fill your pipe to calm your ass down.
wauwy 10th-Nov-2012 05:11 am (UTC)
Crazy cancerous tumor, needs to get off the internet and out of the world.

Still can't believe people here were singing her praises a few weeks ago. She's been a psycho extremist for a long time.

Edited at 2012-11-10 05:14 am (UTC)
addyit 10th-Nov-2012 05:36 am (UTC)
i thought she was all right until she said, "I don't know anything about Afghanistan, but I know it's full of terrorists, speaking as a mother." O.o
prophecypro 10th-Nov-2012 05:22 am (UTC)
Rosanne just nutty with it.
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