Caitlyn Jenner the Face of Ailment Acceptance
I don’t pay much attention to the Kardashian family, or to celebrity gossip in general, but today when I saw a huge spread on Bruce Jenner looking like a woman on Huffingtonpost, I literally had an aneurysm.
The title of the article read “Just call me Caitlyn”
The name Caitlyn or Caitlín (anglicized as Katelynn) is an Irish name. Mistaken to meaning pure in Greek, because of its long association with the Greek adjective καθαρός katharos (pure), the actual definition of Caitlyn is torture, which is Gaelic.
Its interesting when you look at the journey this man took. A golden olympian turned into a weird japanese robotic looking woman. Dont get me wrong, I dont have issues with transgenders, or anyone struggling within themselves on their sexual identity. These are private affairs, things that are tests for the self. I get it. But what Bruce was and became, his/her name gets it right, it must have been torture.
This mass blind support for personal, interdimensional, issues is something that troubles me about this country. I have seen a great push for gay and lesbian equality. Again, I don’t have any issue with anyone being gay. I do have an issue when people, having no knowledge or understanding on the difficulty associated with being gay or transgender, (I know they are separate issues) support them and advocate for their rights in a way that’s counter productive to not only them but this country as a whole.
Gay people face tremendous issues. Transgender individuals face great problems. Where are the ads on the severity of healthy problems associated with anal sex? The number of diseases, and deaths that occur per year within the gay community? Where are the infomercials explaining how men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for 63% of the estimated new HIV infections in 2010? We are talking about the wrong problems, shining the spotlight on the wrong issues. How come these problems are not talked about? Health and disease are major concerns that afflict the homosexual and trangender community. Instead of helping young kids with these confusing questions and struggles they see people being celebrated for having the issues they have. We arent painting the full picture.
It is biased and no matter what side you are on you are looking at it with extreme prejudice pertaining to your point of view on the subject.
We need educated people, who can help young kids and adults understand the physical, emotional, and health aspects involved in their decisions. I find it extremely harmful to celebrate people like Bruce Jenner, a confused man who I am sure had very little say into his transition to becoming a woman. It is people like Bruce that remind me of a puppet, just doing what they say, mindless, soulless, and it is these people that represent, like ambassadors, the ailments that afflict so many in this country. They are not your ambassadors, they don’t care about you. They are simply a living metaphor for the mind mockery that has become the normal way of thinking in today’s age.
– Omar M