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The Culture of Insanity

Bruce Jenner
Bruce Jenner
Bruce Jenner
Caitlyn Jenner (born William Bruce Jenner, October 28, 1949) is an American television personality and former track and field athlete. Pictured here on the cover of 2015 Vanity Fair just after he "came out" as Caitlyn Jenner. | Photo: Vanity Fair | Bruce Jenner, Caitlyn Jenner, Olympic, Athlete, Decathlon, Transsexual, Crossdress, Shoulders, Gay,

Theres nothing courageous about a man living as a woman.

The current main pop-culture headline involves former Olympian Bruce Jenner "transitioning" into a woman. He's on the cover of Vanity Fair as "Caitlyn," and he'll be receiving the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards.

Sadly, a large segment of our culture celebrates that which shouldn't be celebrated. Jenner needs compassion - he obviously has a significant mental affliction - but he certainly doesn't deserve an award for courage. There's nothing courageous about a man living as a woman.

On a related note, transgender activists in Canada are now lobbying to abolish gender references from birth certificates.

From the National Post:

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has agreed to review complaints filed by the Trans Alliance Society and a handful of transgender and intersex individuals, who argue that doctors should stop assigning the sex of a baby based on a quick inspection of the baby's genitals at birth when there's a possibility they may identify under a different gender, or no gender, years later.

'Birth certificates (may) give false information about people and characterize them in a way that is actually wrong, that assumes to be right, and causes people ... actual harm,' said Morgane Oger, a transgender woman in Vancouver and chair of the society.

An alternate perspective: "Masculinity goes too far"
A commenter at LifeSiteNews hit the nail on the head:

If I were to tell my doctor I think I am Napoleon, I would get a speedy referral to the psychiatric unit. If I tell him I think I am a woman, despite the physical evidence of my body indicating I am male, I will get the right to impose my delusion on others, backed by the sanction of legal action if anybody doesn't believe me. Did the definition of insanity just change? Seriously, the lunatics have taken over the asylum, and some warped-minded lawyers are cashing in on it.
Interestingly, this whole "I'm constructing and living my own reality" scenario is essentially what the U.S. Supreme Court asserted in Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992):

At the heart of liberty is the right to define one's own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.
Insanity.

More on Bruce/Caitlyn
Caitlyn Jenner (born William Bruce Jenner, October 28, 1949) is an American television personality and former track and field athlete.

A former college football player, Jenner came to international attention as a decathlete, winning the gold medal in the men's decathlon event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, and setting a world record not beaten until 1980. With the unofficial title of "world's greatest athlete" for the Olympic decathlon win, she was also an American cult hero winning an event dominated by Soviet Union athletes during the Cold War. She leveraged her celebrity status to endorse products and subsequently starred in numerous movies and television specials including several made-for-TV movies, and was briefly Erik Estrada's replacement on the TV series CHiPs.

Jenner was married for 23 years to Kris Jenner (Houghton; formerly Kardashian); the couple and their children appeared beginning in 2007 on the television reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Following their divorce in 2015, Jenner came out in a television interview as a trans woman, initially preferring masculine pronouns until her transition was more complete. In June 2015, Jenner revealed her new name, Caitlyn, and the change to using feminine pronouns; many news sources have described her as the most famous openly transgender person in the world.

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