Caitlyn Jenner – an unscheduled 5 minutes write-up because I simply had to…

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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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58 thoughts on “Caitlyn Jenner – an unscheduled 5 minutes write-up because I simply had to…

  1. Couldn’t agree more. Jenner isn’t really any sort of hero, IMO. She’s an extremely conservative Republican. These folks are completely against same sex marriage, a women’s right to her own body, and they’d like nothing more than to make America a theocratic government lead by right wing christians. Nothing about them is supportive of what Jenner has done, Nothing about them is heroic or brave, either, yet Jenner claims to be one of them and believes in their values. She’s either crazy or doesn’t understand that the values she has are not supportive of people like her.

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    1. I *totally* agree with you, I would have added all this to the post if it wasn’t for the fact it really was just an unscheduled 5 minutes thing. There is also the fact that Bruce admitted that he was a bad father, his children have attested to that fact – fair enough he might have had mitigating circumstances but the fact remains that *this* is who this woman now is….and yet everybody seems to think she’s the most wonderful person in the universe right now – some modern day saint almost. What is *that* about?!

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      1. Right. What’s happening with her is very misleading. I doubt the majority of transgendered folks get all this love tossed at them for coming out for who they really are. I may be wrong, as I’m not TG, but I do read stories almost every day of TG teens who commit suicide because they’re picked on and made fun of and not accepted. Jenner’s story is, IMO, not typical, and her political stance is disgusting, especially because of who she is.

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      2. Again, I couldn’t agree more. I have written before of how LGTB stories are usually promoted if a celebrity or someone attractive is involved. I fail to see how that helps the LGTB community as they can’t possibly identify. What I would like to see is if the people who are supporting Caitlyn Jenner now would lavish so much love and attention on someone else, going through the same thing but without the celebrity status or charisma or anything of the sort…

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  2. I just posted a similar view. Enough already. How about a donation to Covenant house for kids living in poverty even prostitution because they are transgender. Do that story maybe fewer would be thrown out of their homes because of it. Come on Bruce put your money where your mouth is.

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  3. I had a sex change just so I could get pregnant but nobody ever heard my pain or the baby cry out, look at me!!!
    Howdy ma’am. *tips hat* Do have a wonderful evening 😉

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    1. Hey Poet 🙂
      You made me laugh, thanks for that… and I hope the rest of your day is most inspiring.
      I’ll be visiting your blog later, I’ve got into the habit of reading your beautiful words before I go to sleep – in the hope of inducing sweet and lovely dreams 😉

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      1. I must say I’ve had a couple of nights when sleep was hard to come because of you stirring emotions that were definitely not sleep inducing. But, hey, I like to live on the edge, I’ll take my chances 😉

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  4. Glad you said all that. I don’t click anything with “Jenner”, “Kardashian”, or “West” in it…but some how I knew this wouldn’t be like other articles ;-P

    P.S. Kim is a vampire or witch…look into her blood masks…

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    1. Ha! I don’t read anything to do with all that either but even while browsing news sites, I’ve been repeatedly faced with the same headlines relating to Jenner and it has mightily pissed me off.
      Thanks for making an exception for me 😉 – I really appreciate it 🙂

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  5. I couldn’t agree more with every word you said…even here in Germany the Jenners and Kardashians are all over the news. I’m immensely annoyed and try to avoid reading about them as good as I can….

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    1. Hugsy, I just saw this, how did it slip through the net?!
      In any case I’m glad to see you, you haven’t been around for a while, or at least that’s what it feels like – thanks for your visit 🙂 ❤

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      1. Thank you so much! You are right. I haven’t been around those last few days because I was so busy. I will make sure to read all of your posts that I missed 🙂 ❤

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  6. Stop hating on C.Jenner… I think what she has just done is so brave regardless if it’s for “herself”, as you put it.

    In her interview with Diane Swayer she openly says that because of her position she is sharing her story in the hope of inspiring other TG individuals who maybe going through the same process. Reassuring them that it’s never too late etc. Jenner states that if her coming out helps even a few people then she knows she’s done the right thing. She acknowledges how much publicity her family continues to recevies and this isn’t anything to do with ratings or attention. Changing your entire body for show ratings. Please. Just think about it.

    I think tbh in the media hardly anyone has publicly come out as TG in this way. It’s something new. It should be acknowledged. If it helps a few people in the TG community then I’m all for it. I just think it needs to be looked at as a completely separate thing in its own right instead of constant association to the KUWTK.

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    1. Nobody said she “changed” her body for show ratings! It was never suggested by anyone, least of all me. I said that she could have gone through it all without all that publicity, but that’s impossible because that family cannot breathe without being in the spotlight. It must indeed have been a traumatic time for everyone concerned, hence why privacy was needed at such a time. I do not see how the LGTB community can identify with a “privileged” celebrity going through what he has done with an ENORMOUS amount of support behind him because of who he is. The average person going through this would never have that support and acceptance. Nobody said it “shouldn’t be acknowledged” either, just that it shouldn’t take over the news and be made into such a circus.
      You and I should discuss this face to face when we next meet up for drinks, not that you’ll ever see the light…

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  7. I must agree with your opinion on this, though I am not personally concerned one way or the other, I can’t help imagine this to be a very traumatic time of adjustment for the family and a little privacy would help, apparently Jenner doesn’t see it that way.

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  8. Because you are apart of the majority and not the minority, I suppose I can’t blame you for your ignorance. Hopefully this shines a light on you and others like you with your acceptance barriers.

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    1. I am not ignorant and I don’t see how you gathered that information from what I wrote? Do explain to me what you mean by ignorant as I have a problem understanding how you reached that conclusion. I can assure you I don’t need any light shining on me either and I do NOT have acceptance barriers. You really shouldn’t assume things just by reading a post, you should make sure you understand it before you make such *strange* comments. You clearly didn’t understand what you read but I fail to see how that’s *my* problem – it’s actually yours.

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  9. “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?”

    Totally agree with that part, well done! 🙂

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  10. Firstly, someone who has to *approve* people’s posts on a blog I find very pitiful. You should let people write their opinions on your blog without having to *approve* them, I mean isnt that what a blog is for, expressing points of view. Anyways back to the topic of point. A cancer patient shaving off their hair and having the courage to leave the house for the first time, I think is very brave. A person who is terrified of heights and manages to get on an airplane, I find brave. And yes of course a person who goes to war is indeed very brave. There are all different types of bravery which can’t be compared to eachother. Saying that, a person who is in the army chooses to go to war because they chose to join the army. But Bruce Jenner did not choose to be transgendered. Unfortunately he was born in the wrong body and now he has done something about it. It just so happens that he is famous and due to his family, he has crazy worldwide exposure. Bruce was going to do this transition regardless of the media, so if you’re going to blame anyone then blame the media for making such a song and dance out of this. Furthermore, if Caitlyn is able to educate people whether they be gay, straight, bi, or transgendered then more power to her! It is not just transgendered people that need awareness of this, it is also the small minded ignornant people that do not understand this so they automatically judge it. So i’d like to reiterate that there are all different types of bravery and Caitlyn Jenner has been very brave in her own way for her issues that she has and it cannot be compared to a war hero. Now, looking through your blogs, I find your tone very nagative. You seem to have issues with strong successfull women and i’m sensing a lot of jealousy and un-happiness with your own life so you have to critisise others. May I suggest that you take a long look in the mirror and sort your own problems out before shedding your opinions of others upon us. You never know, it might make you a happier person and make your opinions of others more positive. I hope you can learn something from this.

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    1. I approve people’s comments on my blog because I have had a lot of problems in the past with hardcore “porn” type of comments. It is my prerogative to do so because of my past experiences, if you find that fact “pitiful”, so be it, even though I cannot understand how it is so myself. Comments may go through moderation but I allow ALL of them to appear on the blog, whether they are in agreement with me or not. I have NO problem with people disagreeing with me as long as they do so in a reasonable manner, with valid reasons and don’t just resort to personal attacks like you have just done – because, debating is about people exchanging ideas and doing so intelligently.

      I am indeed blaming the media for making such a song and dance about it but I am also blaming her – she could easily have raised awareness and “helped” others without the “vanity project” that the Vanity Fair photo-shoot was. It was pure attention-seeking, fact. There is no need to pretend otherwise. This is my opinion and I am entitled to it, trying to demonise me for it, is not doing you, me or anyone else any favours.
      You’ve looked through my blog and found that I was very “negative”? Really? I find that very interesting, how so? Because it is one thing to accuse me of something and another not to justify that comment.
      “I have issues with strong successful women”?
      Again, WHERE did you ever find that anywhere on my blog? Because I do not at all, and I find that accusation laughable to be perfectly frank.
      I did not impose my opinion of others on you, did I? You chose to read my post, you did not have to, I didn’t put a gun to your head to make you read it, did I?

      You’re sensing a lot of jealousy and unhappiness with my own life? Oh, I was waiting for that one: the typical response of people who have NOTHING else to say – “I have no arguments so I might as well call you a hater, or jealous”. Do you not see that it’s very sad? I am a very happy woman, and not at all the jealous type and that, my dear reader, is a fact and I find it extraordinary that you would make such assumptions about me when you do NOT know me at all.
      I do not need to look in the mirror and “sort my own problems out” because, I don’t really have any. Sorry about that!

      To conclude, I think I can safely say that if *anybody* needs to learn *anything* from all this, it’s *you*. Learn to have valid reasons if you’re going to make statements, learn to respect other people’s opinions without resorting to “you’re jealous, unhappy and have issues” because that’s pretty low and, yes, ignorant. From what I can tell dear, I’m a far more balanced and happier person than you are – and last but not least, I would never dream of ever being as patronising as the last sentence of your comment was.

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      1. Nice reply. How dare you have a blog that’s, well, yours and not run it the way someone else wants you too. Jeez! How a-hole-ish. I read all of your posts, and never have I seen anything that would indicate you’re “jealous” or have a “problem” with strong women, or TG women. That’s insane and completely out of nowhere. Wow.

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      2. Thank you, you’ve been following me long enough to get an “idea” of who I am and obviously I do not have a problem with strong women or TG women. I’m not unhappy or jealous either and surprise surprise those accusations were not backed up by anything, because, that’s the thing isn’t it? This is the typical answer when people can’t accept your opinion but are not intelligent enough to come back with valid arguments as to why they disagree with you – so they resort to the “jealous, hater or unhappy” comments. Or in this particular case, all of them! Haha

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  11. You are truly amazing, I can see by your reply that your stubborness will be an issue for you to ever see somebody else’s point of view. So I guess there is no point in even trying to get you to think outside of your tiny little mind. My intellgence is wasted on *bloggers* like you. Nevermind, carry on…..

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    1. *My* stubbornness? You never replied to my comment dear, you never explained HOW and WHY I was jealous, unhappy and had a problem with strong women. Thank you for proving my point – as for your intelligence, I’m going to be a lady and not say anything mean or nasty even though it would be thoroughly deserved.
      Thank you, I intend to carry on indeed…

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  12. You’d be surprised what a piece of writing can tell about a person. I’m going to go out on a limb here, shall we see how I do? Ok so, My psychology major tells me that you’re either a lonely single mother with too much time on your hands or you’re an unhappily married woman seeking attention through trolling. And my profiling experience tells me that you have a self righteous superior complex about you, you think you’re better than the rest and your need to always be right or your non understanding to someone else’s point of view are all traits of someone who is stubborn. The need to *approve* peoples post suggests to me that you are a control freak (the pornography posts is just *your* “excuse”. You refer to yourself as a lady in your last post yet your blog bio refers to you as a girl, so I would also suggest that there is an underlying personality disorder within you too. I agree with you that a lot of people use the jealous, hater and unhappy cards all too often, however sometimes (in this case for you) they are true.

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    1. I would suggest you get a refund on whatever money you’ve spent to earn that psychology major dear. I’m not single woman, I’m not unhappily married either, what else could I possibly be, you think? 😉

      I’m educated, I’m not going to give you a list of my diplomas because who cares, right? I’m a (working) journalist, very satisfied in my working *and* personal life. If there is one thing I would admit to, it’s the fact that I miss my home country (France) from time to time (I live in the UK) – that is truly the only thing I can think of that might cause me a tiny bit of distress from time to time.

      I love that you assume I moderate posts because of control issues and that the “porn” thing is just an excuse…..I don’t even know how to answer that because…..well, because that is genuinely the reason I do it. What can I do if you’re going to decide to go on wild flights of fancy? I could indulge you, but that is not in my nature I’m afraid.

      Do you think a girl cannot also be a lady?! Is that really *all* you’ve got?
      You know what *I* find interesting? That you have access to *some* information about me by looking at my blog and bio, yet *you* are hiding behind a silly name and I obviously can’t stalk you as a result the way you are stalking me. But, this is what trolls do, isn’t it? They hide behind their anonymity. Funny though that you call *me* the troll when clearly, you are the one getting personal and hiding behind that silly name.

      Yes, of course, “in this particular case”, the “jealousy, hater and unhappy” card is true, of course it is dear. Yet again, you have given me NO valid reason or thought-out argument as to why that might be true.
      Oh, and on a side note, how could I possibly have a problem with strong women when I am one myself?

      I may be intelligent and educated, but I’m also balanced and happy enough that I wouldn’t even try to guess and assume who *you* are.
      Contrary to you, I haven’t made any wild guesses, I haven’t assumed anything. To be quite honest, I don’t care enough to even wonder. All I *do* know is that you are not capable of having a discussion without getting personal, you accuse without any back-up whatsoever and when challenged to explain those accusations, you shrink away from it. To me, that is *not* a sign of intelligence – and that my dear reader, is all I have gathered about you.

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  13. I don’t even need to reply to that post, the fact that you called my name “silly” shows the type of *girl* you are. Point proved.

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    1. Again, you CAN’T reply dear, that’s all there is to say. I wish for you and me that you were capable of proving a point but that’s evidently not the case.
      You know, one other thing I’ve gathered is that although English isn’t my first language, I seem to have a better grasp of it than you (referring to lady as well, check a dictionary)

      There is no need to play the “transphobia” card either, you know perfectly well what I meant when I said your name was silly – I meant silly as in “it’s taken from a well-known public figure”, isn’t that a bit sad?

      I do not have a major in psychology myself but I did take a psychology course and I would suggest there is something a bit unhealthy if you are going to choose a name associated with a “celeb”. Do you know how many others have done that across the net? Thousands of people calling themselves “CaitlynNumber1Fan” and other such silly things. Your silly name is one of thousand of others. However, I do not care about that, my point, which you’ve neatly sidestepped again, is that you are stalking me and I have not even the most basic information about you.

      If you read my posts and understood them, you will have seen that I very clearly stated that I supported Caitlyn Jenner and her decision to transition – I never had an issue with *that*, so do NOT play that card dear.
      Since you’re obviously out of your depth here, I suggest you quit while you’re (not) ahead and stop trolling me, and please don’t find anyone else to troll either. Life is too short dear, be happy.

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  14. Oh yes, of course….. With your controlling nature, of course I should have known you would have to have the last say! Not just in this blog, but your others, you’re such an indomitable creature! At the end of the day, Caitlyn Jenner is the millionaire living the American dream and you’re a lonely ex French pat living in the UK, WOOHOO!! She is beating you on so many levels, your blog to her means NOTHING. You’re just an attention seeker. As a rule of thumb I usually let toxic people have the last say, however, knowing that once i’ve posted this I am not ever going to look at your blog again, and I know deep down that will kill you to allow someone else to have the last word (even if you do reply which i’m sure you will) I will never come back to check it so in my rights mind, I have had the last say. Oops!

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    1. If anybody who’s previously commented on this post happens to read this, then please know I’m replying for you, not for the obviously very damaged individual who just left that ridiculous comment.
      That “person”, whoever she or he is, wants to have the last say, and unfortunately for him/her, this last comment says *far too much* about their poor intelligence and unbalanced mental state – last say indeed! Yet again, personal attacks without any backup or valid reasons to justify their opinion. That last comment reads like it was written by a petulant child actually.

      Be reassured my lovely friend on WordPress that I may be an expat but I am not lonely – I have lots of friends and I don’t need to seek *any* attention, having far too much of it half the time, but that’s another story.

      The fact *I* am described as toxic also suggests that poor, unfortunate person is most definitely unbalanced, as nobody but her/him has displayed toxicity on this blog.
      Finally, the fact that, apparently, Caitlyn Jenner “is beating me on so many levels” (how old is this troll? 5 years-old? This is playground stuff) only proves how shallow this pitiful individual actually is – as if success and happiness can be measured by celebrity or money.
      I do hope this damaged individual seeks and finds the help he/she obviously so desperately needs – I actually feel sorry for the sad troll. Genuinely.

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      1. Yes, I feel the same way you do, which is: I genuinely feel sorry for whoever they are. You have to be damaged to be acting that way and being damaged is no laughing matter. There is something very uncomfortable about people hiding behind computer screens, making unjustified personal attacks while they remain totally anonymous – and yet again, those actions are not those of somebody who’s mentally healthy and well. So I *do* really feel sorry for them.

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    1. Thank you so much for your thoughts, they are much appreciated – I’ve been harassed far too much lately just for having an opinion, and not even one that’s especially controversial at all – so I really appreciate the support.
      Amitiés d’Angleterre 🙂
      Nathalie

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  15. I absolutely agree. I’m so sick of the shallow celebrity cult that is ever increasing.
    I want to applaud the many members of the transgender community who have walked the often so mean spirited real world and have faced jokes and discrimination for years, all without a celebrity name and the glossy support of Vanity Fair. I don’t think a Kardashian or Jenner truly understands the reality of those without the shelter of name and wealth.
    Shame on us all that it takes a show star status to attract attention and change people’s minds and perception.
    Thanks for speaking up!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and for your comment: I agree with every single word you said. People took objection when I said that, yes, it took a degree of bravery for Caitlyn Jenner to do what she did but that it was nothing compared to the bravery of the average person going through the same thing. How could it not be so much harder for someone to transition without the wealth and fame that Jenner has been sheltered by?
      It just annoys me no end that minorities are only recognised or talked about if a celebrity or anyone considered attractive is involved. It is incredibly shallow and sad.
      Once again, thank you for your opinion, it is much appreciated.

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