Can you imagine being born a male, but ever since you were a child feeling as though you
are a female? Well, this is the story of a sports icon and his final moments of being a male athlete.
This is the story of Bruce Jenner now referred to as Caitlyn. At the age of 65, after being married
three times over the course of 42 years and fathering six children, and raising four step-children
Bruce made an unflinching decision to transition from a male to a transgendered female.
In the late 1970’s, in order to feel some sort of a connection to his gender identity Bruce
secretly wore panty hose and a brassiere underneath his suits. He mentions finding pleasure in
wearing his sister’s clothing as a child and did so privately every chance that …show more content…
Eventually, after 23 years of marriage and raising
six children together (two are biological and the other four are Kris’ children from her previous
marriage to Robert Kardashian) they divorced. Bruce also admits that this divorce gave him the
liberty and the opportunity to live more openly as a woman. Hence, on June 1, 2015, Bruce Jenner
Olympic Gold Medalist and sports icon made his public debut as a transgendered woman.
Personally, I have empathy for Bruce Jenner to an extent. He endured a tremendous amount
of pressure over the course of his lifetime. It would be difficult for anyone to keep such secrets
hidden for so long out of fear of being unloved and unaccepted. The thought of such loneliness is
an uncomfortable one to say the least. I would not want to have been in his shoes.
On the contrary, I feel that this is a man who is selfish, deceitful and extremely
manipulative. It was outright wrong for him to have married three times and to have fathered six
biological children knowing full well that he was struggling with his gender identity. Why pull
all of these individuals into his ball of confusion against their will? How come he did not …show more content…
Caitlyn’s offspring both biological and step-children appear to be overly-supportive of their
father’s decision to become a transgendered female. He has chosen to bring his personal life into
the spotlight so naturally his offspring want to show the public how much they love and support
their dad. It is understandable why they have expressed their acceptance of Caitlyn’s
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Jody was born biologically with male genitals and he was brought up as a boy. Unlike his more gender-typical older brother, Jody’s childhood behavior was considered “sissy”. Jody genetically preferred the company of girls compared to boys during childhood. Jody considered herself a bisexual male until the age of 19. At 19 years of age, she became involved with a man, and her identity would be transgender, meaning that Jody was unhappy with her gender of birth and seeks a change from male to female. It would seem that there was some late-onset dissatisfaction, and late-onset is linked to attraction to women; in comparison to early childhood-onset, which are attracted to men. Jody identified herself as bisexual. The relationship with the man ended; nevertheless, Jody’s desire to become a woman consumed her, and Jody feels that’s he was born in the
Sports, in general, are a male dominated activity; every “real” male is suppose to be interested and/or involved in sports in the American society. However, it is not expected of a female to be interested in sports and there is less pressure on them to participate in physically enduring activities. These roles reflect the traditional gender roles imposed on our society that men are supposed to be stronger and dominant and females are expected to be submissive. As Michael Kimmel further analyzes these gender roles by relating that, “feminism also observes that men, as a group, are in power. Thus with the same symmetry, feminism has tended to assume that individually men must feel powerful” (106).
There can be no question that sport and athletes seem to be considered less than worthy subjects for writers of serious fiction, an odd fact considering how deeply ingrained in North American culture sport is, and how obviously and passionately North Americans care about it as participants and spectators. In this society of diverse peoples of greatly varying interests, tastes, and beliefs, no experience is as universal as playing or watching sports, and so it is simply perplexing how little adult fiction is written on the subject, not to mention how lightly regarded that little which is written seems to be. It should all be quite to the contrary; that our fascination and familiarity with sport makes it a most advantageous subject for the skilled writer of fiction is amply demonstrated by Mark Harris.
Many people's dreams include being a large sports star and constantly being within the spotlight. Whether it is to get the winning touchdown or break the new record, most people dream of these special moments where the crowd goes wild with cheers. Most people picture themselves getting the overall credibility for their achievements. What happens, though, when it all comes crashing down you lose your abilities or you lose your place within the madness. A.E. Housman was raised under harsh discipline, but when it came to the gentle regret of someone losing their fame he was able to address the issue. A.E Housman wrote a poem entitled To an Athlete Dying Young, within this poem he addressed three key messages it is better to die young while you are famous rather than to die old, glory fades with age, and it is better to die before you can witness your records being beaten by someone else.
just because the guy he was. He a big effect in his family and had a big influence on his family.
ancestory. His father led anything but a happy life. He had failed in his quest
Mental health professional have tried to correct their ‘‘gender identity disorder’’ with brutal aversion therapies. Tran’s youth who came out often faced crises throughout their family and social systems. Once out, developing a sense of realness about their new gender became extremely important. An urgent need develops ‘‘to match one’s exterior with one’s interior’’ In ad...
People who don 't identify as the gender they were assigned at birth can face many