June 8, 2015
Julie Burchill on Bruce Jenner: Changing sex is vain, not brave
Julie Burchill writes — but it’s behind the Sunday Times firewall.
PinkNews has more:
She wrote: “Transitioning is nothing more than something people do in the pursuit of happiness via extreme selfishness.
“I have no moral objection to this — that’s how I’ve lived my life and it has made me very happy. It’s not ‘bad’ – but it’s certainly not brave.”
Ms Burchill also claimed that “transgendered people” who have criticized her in the past like to “play the bed-wetting victim”, branding them the “cry-bullies of identity politics”.
She added: “Another oddity is the knee-jerk claims of ‘bravery’ made by their monstrous regiments of cyberfans.
“While I do think that people who transition (awful word, reminiscent of the sci-fi dream of teleporting, but ‘sex change’ is unfashionably no-nonsense these days) have guts, I wouldn’t say they’re ‘brave’, as they’re doing it just for themselves, and bravery is about doing things for other people — being a fireman, being a soldier on the side of freedom, being someone who stands up to any sort of fascism. (And being someone who donates bits of their body to others while they’re still alive, rather than have them chucked in the surgical waste bin.)
She added: “It would have been far braver, in my opinion, to come out as homosexual in the macho circles in which Maloney and Jenner became wealthy and powerful.”
PS: In case you missed Mark Steyn’s outstanding piece on transsexuals, click here.
And he’s sitting in for Rush Limbaugh today and tomorrow.