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When she turned the tables on this reporter, it got hella awkward and proved a serious point.

Author and trans activist Janet Mock has gone through one too many interviews where journalists cross the line from inquisitive questions into invasive questions. Sadly, these sort of interactions happen to a lot of trans folk, and not just ones in the spotlight. So Janet decided to turn the tables and show journalist Alicia Menendez what it's like. Alicia's reaction at 1:02 pretty much sums up the entire interview.

Just for added context, here's a little vocabulary brushup! "Trans" is the shortened version of transgender, meaning someone whose gender assigned at birth doesn't match up with their gender identity. It comes from the Latin prefix "trans-" meaning "on the other side of."


"Cis" is the shortened version of cisgender, meaning someone whose gender assigned at birth matches their gender identity. And in Latin, the prefix "cis-" is the antonym of "trans." Makes total sense, right? So it means "on this side of."

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"The issue on the table..."

Two of Hamilton's most beloved numbers are the Cabinet Battles between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. In Cabinet Battle #1, the issue on the table was Hamilton's national financial plan. In Cabinet Battle #2, the issue was whether to provide France assistance in their revolutionary war.

But there was a third rap battle written for the show, which was cut due to time and because it didn't actually move the plot along. The issue on the table for Cabinet Battle #3? Slavery.

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