Monday, June 1, 2015

Oppressed Minority



This is Bruce Jenner, who is now Caitlyn, because he's a transsexual. This makes him an oppressed minority, which is why he's on the cover of Vanity Fair.

Bruce, sorry, Caitlyn, used to look like this.



Conde Nast obviously stands for necromancy.

Your Old Pal,

LSP

22 comments:

jenny said...

Possibly the only thing more nauseating than his transgender surgery (and the hype around it) is seeing him in a photoshopped glamor shot on the cover of a magazine. Vanity fair, indeed. Bleh.

LSP said...

Photoshopped? Surely not, that was necromancy.

LL said...

He will be more famous than the rest of the Kardashians because he represents the "new progressive ideal".

LSP said...

Yes. The greatest civil rights issue of our times.

Brighid said...

I wonder if Bill Clinton knows...

Infidel de Manahatta said...

Now begins the national conversation where we all pretend none of this is very strange.

LL said...

If I had ever read Vanity Fair, which I haven't, I would stop reading it because of the photo.

Jenner is a sad, sad, sad case. How can we all not have vast compassion for somebody that screwed up? How can we as a people paste that perversion and deviancy on publications? What does it say about us?

Society is ill. Very ill.

LSP said...

That's a good question, Brighid.

LSP said...

The new normal just keeps on getting weirder, Infidel.

LSP said...

I don't think it says anything good about us at all, LL. VF is a nasty book -- remember how they supported Wendy Davis?

Michael Peterson said...

I recall a church I attended about a decade ago where a man, at least a decade older than Jenner, had gender reassignment therapy as it is called today and was an active member of the congregation. Sadly, his choice had alienated his children, who could not accept him, and had isolated him from his grandchildren. It was all quite pathetic and tragic. Jenner has the benefit of celebrity and the interest of the celebrity machinery, at least for now, but at some point she will be a sad and lonely old person. I've seen heterosexual people isolate themselves from family and loved ones through divorce, adultery and addiction, so I suppose this is one more variation of our broken and sinful condition, but on the pages of VF it is celebrated as personal freedom. Curious, and sad.
Interestingly, I heard the new editor of "Maxim", a journal I don't read, interviewed today and she announced that she is "rebranding" Maxim so that it will celebrate a newer and more profound kind of "hotness", one without, presumably, corsets. Such is progress.
Cheers, MP

Anonymous said...

What 55 year old woman would want to appear in public dressed only in their underwear?

LSP said...

There's always Madonna...

Anonymous said...

When one reaches a certain age, a good night's sleep can work wonders.

LL said...

Is Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner an "attention whore"?

I can't help but thinking that the once famous for being an Olympian felt eclipsed by his wife's and step-daughter's attention and wondering if that spurred the move to the limelight.

LSP said...

Nothing like a good night's sleep, Anonymous.

LSP said...

Caitlyn's sure got a lot of in-house competition, LL, so I guess he's trying to, er, balance things out a bit.

lukeya said...

Who is this person Jenner? Have I missed something padre? What about his/her wife and child? Is he somehow related to that weird bunch the Kardashians?

LSP said...

Jenner was the most famous athlete in the world, ever. Now he's the most famous transsexual in the world, ever. And sure enough, he married a Kardashian. He's been given an award for "courage."

lukeya said...

Gor blimey guv...now I've seen it all.

lukeya said...

Apparently the Iranians carry our more 'gender reassignment' surgery than any other nation on earth, and the government pays for it. Go figure that....

LSP said...

I've read that, somewhere. I think they do it as a punishment... I forget if they stone the perp afterwards.