Over at The Federalist, Sean Davis is puzzled as to why there is outrage towards NAACP organizer Rachel Dolezal pretending to be black but not towards Bruce Jenner identifying as a woman:
Which of course brings us to Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner.
How, exactly is what Dolezal did any different than what Jenner is currently doing? Rachel Dolezal is not black, and Caitlyn Jenner is not a woman (putting aside the basic biological facts of how sex-selection and chromosomes work, Jenner’s not even undergone the so-called sex change surgery; by all accounts, his equipment is still intact). Rachel Dolezal changing her wardrobe, her makeup, and her hair do not make her black. Pretty much everyone seems to agree on that, for obvious reasons. You don’t turn red into blue by magically declaring that red is now blue.
And yet, the Left and the media would have us believe that Bruce Jenner can become a woman by…changing his name, his wardrobe, his makeup, and his hair. How can you logically square the belief that Jenner is a hero while Dolezal is a mental case? Well, you can’t.
Actually there is a very big difference. Rachel Dolezal is denying her past and Caitlyn Jenner isn’t. Of course, it would be pretty much impossible for Jenner to do so by virtue of being a household name for nearly four decades. Nevertheless, I have known several transgendered people over the years and none of them has ever denied their past. Neither they nor Jenner are deceiving anyone. The same cannot be said for Rachel Dolezal.
Given that Jenner actually hasn’t undergone a sex change I can understand if Davis doesn’t recognize Jenner as a woman. But Jenner has undergone hormonal therapy and has been planning to undergo surgery for some time now. And when that happens it will gone well beyond changing his name, wardrobe, makeup and hair.
Davis’ argument is a classic case of apples and oranges.
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