Bruce Jenner Reality Show Transition and The Trans Narrative

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Apparently I’m a ‘bitter cunt’ for pointing out the obvious about Bruce Jenner.

I’m not new to the ‘reality’ show grind.

As an editor at the Planet, I’m contacted with increasing frequency by casting producers searching for transgender families who would be willing to do reality shows. Some I’ve helped, some like the one that was looking for trans people who argue over money I didn’t and won’t in the future.

I believe in the accepting nature of the gender diverse community. Heck, it wasn’t long ago that we had to lie to gatekeeper therapists so we could get a ‘carry letter’ and hormones.

Bruce Jenner. (You can watch the full interview at the bottom of the post.)

Frankly I am fine with however Jenner presents. That is his business. I don’t have a tevivison so I missed the original broadcast and really didn’t intend on getting involved with the taudry Kardashian Jenner transition, but then I got called a ‘bitter cunt’ and that changed everything.

I hadn’t seen the whole interview when I made this comment on facebook….

Jenner is still identifying with male pronouns according to Diane Sawyer.
Yes, he is holding his cards close to his chest.
Yes, he is a big reality star set to capitalize on the transgender experience. (episodes 1 through?)
Yes, there is a very good chance like it or not that he will influence the transgender narrative for the years to come.
I don’t like it for these reasons.

Helpless murdered trans people had very little in common with Jenner save both being trans.

99% of trans people struggle economically. Does that make it wrong that a rich white person should get richer by selling his transition?
Some of us would say yes, Some would say no.

I would say there is a very good chance the cisgender world that would be more than happy to be told his story and go to bed believing all things in the trans world are just Jenner.

We’ve has a trans person killed every day and a half on average so far this year and that’s not counting the suicides. Most of those deaths were poor black transgender woman. Not white or rich or privileged.

Hell, some of those children who killed themselves barely got mentioned in the media.

Will the Bruce Jenner story help transgender people? Possibly. Maybe he could donate some of the proceeds from the reality show to help transgender people.

The whole world is watching the interview with #BruceJenner but what about the trans women of color who murdered for a living that’s truth. At the beginning of the year there were eight trans women of color be a marriage! Well everyone was wearing if Bruce Jenner was transitioning. Trans woman or colored lights matter to!

Posted by Monica Jones on Friday, April 24, 2015

I’m a cunt?

Bitter cunt 1
bitter cunt 2

So this conversation must happen as we grow as a community. I was upset when I saw article after article by cisgender media saying how we all applauded the Jenner interview. That was not the true. We must hold this conversation. Now am I a little bitter that some people live a privilaged life? Yes a little but I also know in my heart that my transition and association with grass-roots activism has filled me with something no reality show ever could.

And oh yeah. Please don’t call me a bitter cunt, ok? Thank you!


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