I don’t watch the Kardashians. I know way more than I want to by just having them thrust in my face. But the tabloids treatment of Bruce Jenner really irks me. In Touch went beyond the pale with the photoshopped picture of Bruce as a woman.
When Bruce had the cosmetic procedure called a tracheal shave it was clear he was transitioning. There is no other reason for that surgery. I have a lot of respect for Bruce for finally standing in his truth. I cant imagine being born into a gender that you don’t identify with. He’s a gold medal Olympian. He been married many times. His hobbies…flying helicopters and playing golf seem very male. He’s fathered children. And it is just now in his twilight years that he is admitting to himself that he has a gender identity issue.
I just wish people would leave him alone. I can’t imagine how difficult this is. I would say it should not be on reality TV, but in this case, I totally support him for making a documentary about his transition. I think, despite how very personal this is, there needs to be role models for people struggling with gender identity issues. I actually know someone in this situation, so I guess that is why it strikes a chord in me.
I actually loved Kim’s support of her step-father and love that the family, with the possible exception of Kris is supporting him every step of the way.
I think we all need to be open and honest and accept people for who they are. It’s 2015. Why can’t people live the lives that make the most sense to them? Am I wrong about that?