steepholm (steepholm) wrote,

Signal Boost - the latest Nationwide ad campaign

If you're in the UK you'll probably have seen TV adverts and accompanying billboards, featuring Little Britain's David Walliams and Matt Lucas in their "hilarious" Emily and Florence personas. Nationwide is promoting this campaign under the slogan "Proud to be Different", although it all looks pretty samey to anyone old enough to remember Dick Emery.

Anyway, the point of this post isn't to go over the ways in which these characters have worked to give legitimacy and a vocabulary to transphobic abuse, but to provide a link to Dru Marland's open letter to Walliams - which has mysteriously become almost invisible to Google in the last couple of days. ETA: Visibility has now been mysteriously restored...
Tags: gender
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