I have been following Lauren McNamara’s blog and YouTube Channel for a number of years now, and she has consistently impressed me with her outstanding ability to form a tight, well-thought out, well-researched, and interesting argument. The arguments she makes in her videos and blog posts are so tight and concise that there is no real way for people to poke holes in it. Lately, McNamara has been getting national media attention for being a witness for the Chelsea Manning case. Much of her time in interviews, however, have been about Manning receiving hormonal treatments while she is in prison. Here is McNamara’s latest interview on CNN:
As you can see from this video, McNamara gives factual, concise answers to each of the questions she is asked. This is nothing surprising to me, since I am already aware of her intellect and the way she conveys an argument. What I am really impressed by, however, is her ability to remain calm and collected while she speaks to the reporter. The reporter doesn’t seem to accept being transgender as something that is legitimate, frequently referring to Chelsea Manning as “he”. McNamara frequently corrects him without getting visibly angry or annoyed. Her ability to maintain calm during that interview is impressive.
I hope we see a lot more of Lauren McNamara on a national stage. Her type of commentary is something the world needs much more of!
Her YouTube Channel:
“If you won’t listen to reason, there’s always…Towanda.”