Friday, February 02, 2018
Wednesday evening, on the fourth floor of the Union Square Barnes & Noble in Manhattan, a diverse crowd waited for Rose McGowan to arrive, read passages from her new memoir, "Brave," and answer questions.
After this tender moment, a woman shot up from her seat to confront McGowan about comments made on RuPaul's "What's the Tee?" podcast in July 2017, which recently resurfaced on social media. The mood took a sharp turn.
"I have a suggestion. Talk about what you said on RuPaul. Trans women are dying and you said that we, as trans women, are not like regular women. We get raped more often. We go through domestic violence more often. There was a trans woman killed here a few blocks [away]. I have been followed home ." The woman was then interrupted by Rose.
"Hold on. So am I. We are the same. My point was, we are the same. There's an entire show called ID channel, a network, dedicated to women getting abused, murdered, sexualized, violated, and you're a part of that, too, sister. It's the same," McGowan retorted.
"You do nothing for them. Trans women are in men's prisons. And what have you done for them?" she asked.
"What have you done for women?" McGowan said.
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