The Irony Of Caitlyn Jenner

There is one woman’s name on the lips of the world these past two days: Caitlyn Jenner.

Formerly Bruce Jenner, the Gold medal winner in the 1976 Montreal Olympics in the men’s decathlon and patriarch of a certain untalented television family who shall not be named, she revealed her new identity to world via the latest issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

The media pounced on the story like a vultures descending on the carcass of a recently deceased cow.

Comedian and Daily Show host Jon Stewart, as he usually does, hit the nail on the head.

As Bruce, he was assigned the usual positive qualities attached to a male: strong, intelligent and capable. As Caitlyn, she is assigned  the usual positive qualities attached to a female: beautiful, pretty and attractive.  In other words, as a man, he was judged by his abilities and his intelligence. As a woman, she is being judged by her looks.

Putting aside the fact that Caitlyn is now the public face of LGBT community, what Caitlyn represents is the double sided reality that women face today.  While we have come very far in what is essentially a short time, we are still being judged by our looks.

I love the irony of Caitlyn Jenner


Bruce Jenner Interview

I know that I’ve stated in past posts that there is one family whom will never be mentioned again this blog, but they seem to pop up more than I care to admit.

This time, their overexposure might actually do some good.

This past Friday, Diane Sawyer interviewed Bruce Jenner, the patriarch of this non talented, famous for being famous family came out as transgender.

While I could care less what the rest of his family says or does, I applaud him. It takes guts to be yourself, it takes even more guts when you are in the public eye.

I was in high school when the Ellen Degeneres came out, on and off screen.

It was an earth shattering moment. Not just for the entertainment industry, but for the entire world.

Sometimes it only takes one person to make a huge difference.

Ellen’s public coming out, as personal as I imagine that it was for her, opened the door to a better world.

Bruce’s public coming out, as personal as I imagine his struggles to be, have opened the door even further to a better world.


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