It’s true. There does seem to be a double standard here. What’s the difference between a woman trapped in a man’s body and a black person trapped in a white person’s body? I sense some exclusionary, whitey-wanting-to-be-black-a-phobia going on here. We shouldn’t allow the GLBTQIA community to monopolize victim status. There’s plenty of victimhood to go around, and those who truly care about social justice will not rest until everyone (except Christians) gets their fair share.
On a related note, I had been tempted to make a post about Jenner’s liberation from masculinity. But since it’s been one of the main headlines in the news, that typically means there’s a number of other issues that are far more worthy of our attention. But even so, I had thought of commenting on how ironic it is that Jenner would be praised for his courage and bravery for doing something that would bring instant praise and adoration from millions of people. I also thought of writing about how frightening and demoralizing it is that The President of The United States would commend someone for doing something that, in any sane society, would warrant diagnosis of a profound psychiatric disorder. I also thought about speculating whether or not in ten or fifteen years the science of gender transformation will have developed enough to liberate people from the prison of being one gender and allow them the freedom to impregnate themselves, and how this might lower the divorce rate and benefit kids in making it easier for them to spend more quality time with both parents.
But then I thought all this might make me come across as a non-inclusive, insensitive, unenlightened, transgender-a-phobic hillbilly, so I decided not to write it.