Man, I hate getting in on this whole Caitlyn Jenner thing, but I can’t help it. It’s kinda like watching a train wreck. I suppose if it wasn’t related to the family “famous for being famous”, it might be different – I don’t know. But here goes…
First, Jenner’s age comes to mind. 65. Retirement age. Is he retiring from being a man? Or, just retiring from being the Kardashians’ court jester? Is he still a jester in a different form?
Second, his heterosexuality (which they claim s/he still is). I take that to mean s/he still likes women. So, is s/he now a “transgender lesbian”?
Third, the nomenclature involved with his “transformation”. On the Bob and Tom Show the other day they were discussing pronouns and which to use – “he” or “she”. Apparently, once the transition process starts, you are supposed to use the pronoun that best represents the “end product”. Which, in this case, is supposed to be “she” (and “her”).
My thought – shouldn’t we use the pronoun “they” (and them)? After all, aren’t we really talking about two people here?
When I first mentioned the new name to my wife, her first reaction was, “why is he ruining such a beautiful name?”. I suppose that’s one way to look at it (obviously she doesn’t approve of this kinda thing at all).
Those are my thoughts (such as they are). I know, pretty stupid. Or, are they?