Caitlyn Jenner: it goes without saying that I support whatever decision she felt she had to make – I cannot even imagine the suffering endured by people who feel trapped in the wrong body.
Now, that said: I cannot understand the amount of column inches and headlines Caitlyn has grabbed for the last couple of days. You simply cannot escape it, everywhere I look she’s there – enough already!
As I said, I fully support her choices but do we have to read about it over and over again?
People say she was so brave: well, yes, to an extent she was, but she was only brave for herself – she didn’t go through the transition for other people or to inspire them – so calling her a hero is as ridiculous as it’s pathetic.
Apparently, she has inspired others who might be going through the same thing: fair enough but I can’t help but think this relates to a very small portion of the world’s population. In any case, not everyone wants to read about her ad nauseam.
I also find it a bit strange that the first thing you would do as a woman is appear in a shoot that leaves very little to the imagination. Yes, yes, I understand the whole “I’m a woman, finally, so I want to celebrate that” but surely there are other ways to do it than pose in your smalls? No?
I don’t know, the whole thing reeks of attention-seeking and superficiality.
I just think it would have been as rewarding and life-changing to go through the transition without all that fanfare.
In my opinion, the whole Caitlyn Jenner thing is another example of how superficial people are, how they worship celebrities and will get behind anything that’s trending. Caitlyn gathered more Twitter followers, faster than President Obama did when he launched his twitter account a few weeks back – and this fact is……..I don’t even know what the word for that is – I am genuinely dumbfounded.
This is our society: the Kardashians and now the Jenners have become the new Gods because we, as people, just love a good circus show. And they, they just love the limelight, drink it in, suck on it more desperately than vampires on fresh blood. How sad.
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