June 8, 2015
Anthony Furey: Caitlyn Jenner’s male privilege
Anthony Furey writes:
Aren’t they upset that this guy, first day on the job, is already trying to set the standard for female beauty?
Doesn’t it irk them that by calling Jenner beautiful they’re sending the message that all women should aspire to an unrealistic pin-up girl look that few people, male or female, can attain without surgery?
This whole incident reeks of privilege. Jenner had it all. In addition to the fame, wealth, and women it’s fair to say that winning the gold medal at the 1976 Olympics for a sport as all encompassing as the decathlon makes you one of the manliest men in the world.
Most guys would be satisfied to stop there. But apparently that wasn’t enough for the insatiable Bruce. After standing on the sidelines watching the feminine Kardashian clan steal the spotlight, Jenner now needs to one up them and be one of the womanliest women in the world.