I have the same perspective on this subject. I would also add that we have, in the past, been fairly consistent to realize that any form of self-mutilation is a sign of mental illness. The late Michael Jackson and the late Joan Rivers were shining examples of celebrities that we understood were doing something bizarre, which we chose to ignore, because they entertained us. Very few of us celebrated their successive surgeries as something they should be commend for. Yet with Bruce/Caitlyn we do?
I generally try to steer clear of controversial issues on here. Most are so deeply embedded in presuppositions that writing about them generally just generates more anger and frustration than meaningful discussion. However, I never want to shy away from speaking something that needs to be said even if I know it is not something people want to hear. So, I want to talk about Bruce Jenner.
Today, Bruce Jenner appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair, dressed as a woman and introducing himself to the world as “Caitlyn Jenner.” You see, he has decided that he is a woman and that by saying it and probably some very extensive surgery, he can make it so. In today’s world, we think gender is something we get to choose, like our career path or our clothes. So, people across the nation have lauded him as a hero. Certainly, this is the…
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