Thursday, July 16, 2015

Trans Courage!

Congratulations to Caitlyn Jenner on winning an ESPY award for courage.
"I owe a lot to sports. It's showed me the world," said Caitlyn Jenner on Wednesday night, making her first major public appearance as the recipient of ESPN's 2015 Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
"If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead," she said inside the Nokia Theater, surrounded by fellow athletes. "The reality is, I can take it."
Nice, but if you ask me the true example of trans courage is Chelsea Manning.
As I’ve argued for years, Chelsea Manning is one of this generation’s greatest heroes. Daniel Ellsberg has called her “the personification of the word whistleblower.” Originally convinced of the noble intentions of the U.S. government generally and the Iraq War specifically, she enlisted in the U.S. Army. While deployed in Baghdad, she had access to troves of truth-revealing documents, which fundamentally changed her views and which she believed the global public also had the right to see.
Both ladies have my sincere respect. You go girls!

7 comments:

  1. This post looks like Internet trolling, and is way off topic from the roots of this blog.

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  2. I prefer buffalo stance

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  3. I can't imagine the turmoil of growing up in the wrong body, in a society where no one understands what you are going through. At least in Miami, NYC, LA, SF, there might be small support communities, but imagine growing up in a rural, or inner-city environment where there is literally no one to go to for support. Hence the suicide rate for young trans people. What hundreds of (non-celebrity) young trans people do across the country - living as who they really are despite the adversity - is amazingly courageous. Like it or not, what Jenner did - at an advanced age, entirely in the public eye - is incomparable. I do hope she serves as an example for trans youth across the world that you can live as yourself, and others will eventually accept it due to the path paved by Jenner.

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  4. @9:18 This blog is whatever we want it to be. You're welcome as always for a full refund provided you return the posts you've read in their original packaging.

    @9:48 Buffalo Stance is epic, but "She was the first girl to turn the boys on..."

    @9:55 I don't understand what it's like to be trans any more than most people understand what it's like to be gay. Even within the gay community there exists trans phobia. Look at the personal ads anywhere and you'll frequently come across the phrase "No Fems." Yes, because we've always got to stay macho when we've got a dick in our mouths. But we don't need to understand each other, we just need to treat each other with kindness and respect.

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  5. This part bears repeating:

    "As I’ve argued for years, Chelsea Manning is one of this generation’s greatest heroes. Daniel Ellsberg has called her "the personification of the word whistleblower." Originally convinced of the noble intentions of the U.S. government generally and the Iraq War specifically, she enlisted in the U.S. Army. While deployed in Baghdad, she had access to troves of truth-revealing documents, which fundamentally changed her views and which she believed the global public also had the right to see."

    You might want to add this photo https://www.facebook.com/usauncut/photos/a.190167221017767.44131.186219261412563/965791463455335/?type=1

    Is this Justice?
    General Petraeus: Leaked government secrets to his mistress: Two years probation.
    Chelsea Manning: Leaked video of war crimes: 35 years in military prison.

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  6. Caitlyn Jenner has transgender BALLS

    Caitlyn Jenner, photographed in her Malibu home. "If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life,’ " she says.
    Photograph by Annie Leibovitz...

    http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/06/caitlyn-jenner-bruce-cover-annie-leibovitz

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  7. @10:56 & 11:04

    Great comments. I couldn't agree more!

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