The Jakarta Post headline…..
“Next Miss Universe Singapore could be born a man” makes me cringe…Reading further..
“It is an event designed to celebrate the country’s most beautiful women.”
“But next year’s Miss Universe Singapore could be won by somebody born
a man, after organizers revealed that they are considering accepting
contestants who have had a sex change.”
As far as we have gotten they still just don’t get it or perhaps it was a intentional gaff to draw attention attention. Transgender and transsexual people are born in the gender expression you see us now. Often I have people ask me “when did I know”? I always answer that with “when did you know?”
But as testimony to our progress the article is very forward looking but it also makes me laugh. We now have a advantage according to many Cis woman because we don’t have to battle celleote and have “undergone the knife”. Is Sexual reassignment Surgery an advantage or is it the boob jobs and other cosmetic surgery? I can’t imagine having SRS being an advantage and without a doubt most contestants have gone “under the knife” for cosmetic surgery too. Nope, no advantage there.
Perhaps our advantage is the negative context mainstream media portrays us in. Like a hooker being murdered?
Reading further in the POST:
Student Marla Bendini, 26, said transgender contestants could lead to a more positive representation of the community in society.
“A few weeks ago I was approached by a television crew to play a transsexual sex worker who had fallen to her death out of a hotel room,” she said.
“There’s a fascination with transgendered people but we tend to be portrayed in a negative light.”
Agreed Maria. And the truth is its a uphill battle for transgender beauty contestants. Transgender people have no advantages other than the inner truth and beauty from being born, naturally female.
Read the full article “Next Miss Universe Singapore could be born a man” at the The Jakarta Post