There should be no topic too dangerous for TV

There should be no topic too dangerous for TV
Sam Blanckensee told his story of being a trans man on Prime Time (RTÉ One)

One minute’s worth of controversial remarks rightly didn’t deter 368,000 viewers from watching a useful report on transgender issues

Last Tuesday’s RTÉ Prime Time programme on transgender issues faced a wave of protests. That was why I deliberately made sure to watch it. The idea that certain societal matters are now somehow beyond discussion, and instead replaced by the expectation that the public must nod our heads, shut up and conform, is just plain wrong. This is an unhealthy and risky precedent to establish in a democratic society.

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