Calling Bruce Jenner a Woman Is an Insult to Women

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Calling Bruce Jenner a Woman Is an Insult to Women

By Matt Walsh |theblaze.com

Screen-Shot-2015-06-01-at-12.30.07-PMParents, be aware: soon the magazine rack in the checkout line at the supermarket will feature this profoundly disturbing image of Bruce Jenner. The picture is plastered right on the cover of the next Vanity Fair issue, and it shows Bruce dolled up in makeup and hair extensions, posing in a corset, with parts of his face, forehead, and throat shaved off for cosmetic reasons, and his chest enhanced by hormone pills, Photoshop, and silicone. The idea is to make the 65-year-old grandfather look like a college girl, but the effect is that he looks like a distorted version of neither.

What he most closely resembles is a mentally disordered man who is being manipulated by disingenuous liberals and self-obsessed gay activists. Far from having the appearance of a genuine woman, he reminds me of someone who is being abandoned to his delusions by a culture of narcissistic imbeciles. I feel a great deal of compassion when I gaze upon this tragic sight — especially because post-op “transgenders” very often regret their decision, and in many cases attempt suicide — but few share my love or concern for him.

Indeed, Bruce admitted that after his “facial feminization” surgery he had a panic attack, looking in the mirror and asking, “what did I just do to myself?” We can only hope that these regrets don’t lead to further self-harm, as they have for so many men in his situation. I fear the worst, because Bruce is rushing the procedures so that his “transformation” coincides with the reality show they’re filming. Eventually the cameras will go dim, and Bruce will be stuck with what he’s done to himself. I pray for him when that dark moment arrives.

In contrast, the cheery headlines across the media inform us that Bruce posed for Vanity Fair in order to “debut his new identity.” In the interview accompanying these horrifying pictures, Bruce schizophrenically refers to himself in the third person, speaking as if he’s two different people.

He says that he hasn’t decided if his second persona will start sleeping with men, but he’s not focused on that right now. He’s just happy that, through extensive plastic surgery, high doses of synthetic chemicals, pounds of makeup, and a liberal use of Photoshop, he can finally be himself. By dismantling, dismembering, mutilating, and editing himself, he is himself, he says.

In one particularly depressing segment of the article, Cassandra, Bruce’s daughter,  says that the two of them finally have a relationship. They “can just be girls together,” she reported. Cassandra apparently gave up on having a father, and has settled for a girlfriend to gossip with.

It’s just wrong. Disgusting, frankly. While I feel sympathy for Bruce’s psychological struggles, it’s selfish to do this to your children. First to take their father from them, and then to coerce them into dealing with such a devastating development in front of the whole world.

Of course, while his family takes the brunt of it, the mob trips over itself to congratulate Heroic Bruce. ESPN has even announced plans to give him the Courage Award. There was a time when this award went to guys like Pat Tillman, who gave up his chance at fortune and fame to sacrifice his life on the battlefield, but the honor devolved quickly from there. I thought it hit the basement last year when they handed it to former third string NFL player Michael Sam for achieving the remarkable feat of being gay while playing a game.

Shockingly, it turns out ESPN actually isn’t the most reliable arbiter on courage.

Speaking of ESPN, last night, I turned on what used to be one of my favorite shows, “Around the Horn,” to hear their analysis on the NBA Finals this week. Instead, I was treated to a sermon from a sport’s writer about making sure I use the right pronouns when referring to male cross dressers. I’d really prefer to know how Lebron James and the Cavaliers are going to slow down Steph Curry, but, yeah, let’s have a transgender vocabulary lesson. Cool. Thanks, guys. You know, if I want to be preached at by humorless progressive gasbags, I don’t need the worldwide leader in sports. I have Comedy Central for that.)

ESPN isn’t alone. A search through Twitter and Facebook reveals unanimous praise, with “brave” and “beautiful” and “historic” being indiscriminately tossed around like so much confetti.

It’s all quite sad.

That said, I wouldn’t want anyone to accuse me of being critical, so what I’d like to offer, on this glorious and unprecedented occasion of a reality TV star’s Photoshopped magazine spread, are just a few observations. I’m not interested in levying baseless insults — which would still be far less harmful than the baseless compliments being hurled Bruce’s way — so I’ll stick to simply observing the reality.

Right now, there are five realities that really jump out at me:

Transgenderism Kills Feminism

As conservatives and Christians have run away terrified by the prospect of having meaningless words like transphobic tossed at them, it might ultimately be, in a strange twist of fate, the feminists who take down the “transgender” narrative. If they ever figure out that “transgenderism” is a direct assault on their entire worldview, maybe it will prompt a full fledged civil war in the progressive ranks.

After all, according to mainstream feminist wisdom, there is no such thing as a “female brain” or a “female soul” or “feeling like a female.” By the words of every liberal who has ever said anything on the subject of women’s rights in the past four decades, how you dress, look, think, and feel have nothing to do with your womanhood. Usually it would be offensive and sexist to accuse a woman of acting like, thinking like, or feeling like a woman.

Yet now, suddenly, emotions and looks define a woman so severely that a man can actually become one if he claims to experience feelings that he assumes are feminine?

The whole thing contradicts itself.

Feminism and transgenderism say two opposing things about what it means to be a woman. In fact, feminists have come up with the term “neurosexism” to condemn the misogynistic and “pseudo-scientific” idea that male and females brains are different. But Bruce Jenner claims he has “the brain of a female,” so how does this work? Do you mean to tell me that the only people who can have female brains are males?

Meanwhile, feminists regularly insist that the absence of a uterus and a vagina excludes men from having an opinion about things like abortion. So a man can’t have ideas about women’s issues because he lacks the correct anatomy, but he can actually be a woman despite lacking the correct anatomy?

How does that make any kind of sense?

Transgenderism and feminism cannot coexist. Progressives can’t have both.

They’ll just have to choose.

Transgenderism and feminism cannot coexist. Progressives can’t have both.

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For my part, I agree that a man can never lay claim to womanhood. I also agree that there is such a thing as a female brain and a female soul — and by extension female emotions and female personalities and female characteristics — but the trouble is that female brains and souls are always contained securely in female bodies. A man will never be born with a sloth’s heart or a rhino’s liver or a birch tree’s root system, just as he will never be born with a woman’s brain.

I’m told that white people appropriate black culture when they listen to Nikki Minaj or wear flat brimmed hats. I’m not sure that such offenses constitute cultural theft as much as they indicate possible brain damage, but that’s not the point. If we’re worried about groups appropriating from other groups, I think we need to investigate the practice of calling a man a woman because he grinds down his forehead, wears eyeliner, and pins back his genitals. If you look closely, you might find reason to consider this an appropriation of womanhood, or worse, a degradation of it.

There is more to being a woman than “feminized” facial features and frilly underwear. Bruce Jenner in drag is not beautiful. Women are beautiful because they are women. Womanhood is itself beautiful. Women bring something distinct and special to the world. They fill a void and play a role that no man can.

A woman is a woman not merely because of whatever cosmetic feature a man might vaguely emulate. A woman is a woman because of her biology, which Bruce does not share and never will. A woman is a woman because of her capacity to create life and harbor it in her body until birth, which Bruce cannot do. A woman is a woman because of her soul, her mind, her perspective, her experiences, and her unique way of thinking, of loving, and of being — all things Bruce can only mimic.

A woman is a woman. She has earned that title. She pays for that title. She suffers with that title and gives life with that title and lives from conception until death and beyond with that title. She is that title. She should not be told that it’s such a flimsy thing that a man with enough money can buy his way into it. It’s demeaning and reductive, and as a father and a husband and a son and a brother, I take exception to it. I can only imagine how women might feel if they were only allowed to be open about it.

And notice I said I “can only imagine,” because that’s all I can do. I cannot experience a woman’s thoughts or feelings due to the fact that I am not one.

Neither is Bruce.

Identity Is Not In the Eye of the Beholder

I’ll be honest, I don’t like TheBlaze’s headline on this story, and I don’t like any of the other headlines in any other publication.

“Bruce Jenner Unveils New Female Self”

Um. What?

You don’t get to have a “new” self or another self or a different self or a Self 2.0. Your self is your self. It’s your being. It’s your essential personhood; your particular and unrepeated character. Your self is your body, mind, and soul. It is physically, metaphysically, spiritually, philosophically, scientifically, rationally and logically impossible for a self to change into a new self. A self can only be what it is.

“Bruce Jenner Unveils New Self”

“Bruce Jenner Debuts New Identity”

“Bruce Jenner World Premiers New Soul”

We’re talking about a sex change like it’s an Apple product. With this kind of language, we have not only made the self mutable, we’ve also commodified it and turned it into a spectacle that can be sold for profit. This is a bastardization of our humanity on a scale and to a degree that wouldn’t have even crossed the tortured minds of last century’s most prophetic social critics.

We’re talking about a sex change like it’s an Apple product.

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It’s all so evil and so bizarre and so unthinkably ridiculous that no dystopian sci-fi writer could have predicted that the collapse of western society would look like this. Right now Orwell and Huxley are looking on in deep regret. “Man! An apocalyptic future where people are so pampered, conceited, and bored that they pretend they can snap their fingers and reconstruct their soul from scratch — why didn’t I think of that?”

There is Nothing Authentic About This Version of Bruce

After many years and at least a dozen viral Dove marketing campaigns, it seems that, for the sake of the gay agenda, we’ve utterly abandoned the whole “women shouldn’t be Photoshopped or plastered with makeup and silicone in order to reinforce a subjective standard of femininity” thing. Perhaps the one single thing liberals were actually right about has now been tossed into the garbage because it doesn’t serve the gay/”transgender” narrative.

I mean, you can’t very well return to lauding the “natural beauty” of women after you just called Bruce “brave” for using digital and cosmetic enhancements to attain some shallow approximation of it. You can’t lambaste the modeling industry for trimming, slimming, snipping, cutting, painting, and operating on women for the sake of physical allure after you just got finished telling us that Bruce achieved his “true identity” through the same methods.

GLAAD applauded Bruce for being his “authentic self.” Tragically, they weren’t trying to be ironic. A digitally modified, cosmetically altered, manipulatively posed, chemically tampered with, basically cartoon image on a magazine cover is now authentic, according to the terminally dishonest folks in the gay and lesbian activist camp.

Authentic, for God’s sake. Do I even have to explain why that word is inappropriate in this context?

That picture was literally the definition of inauthentic. If it wasn’t inauthentic, then nothing is. And certainly you couldn’t call a legitimately attractive Actual Woman “fake” for a few touched up photos meant to augment what’s already there, when Bruce doesn’t get the label despite the elaborate surgical producers conducted on his face, the absurd amount of make up, and the fact that he had to hide his hands and tuck his penis between his legs to distract from what isn’t there. If that’s “authentic” then I guess I can slop some Kraft Mac and Cheese in a bowl and call it authentic Italian cuisine, and Taylor Swift can make dance songs about breaking up with her boyfriend and call it “authentic” country music.

The Battle for Reality

I’ll be told, especially by many conservatives, to leave this alone and find something more important to talk about. But millions and millions and millions of people — both in the media and outside of it — have said far more about this topic and demonstrated a much greater interest in it than I ever have, yet they’re never instructed to shut up and move on. While conservatives justify their miserable cowardice by insisting that it’s just an irrelevant sideshow and they’re simply too wrapped up in more serious matters to pay it any mind, you’ll notice that progressives treat “transgenderism” as one of the most important cultural frontiers.

Any time a transgender person uses the bathroom these days, progressives throw a parade like the the Allies just defeated Germany.

Bruce Jenner posing in women’s underpants was headline news across the country. The White House called it “brave” and “powerful.” The President of the United States of America, leader of the most powerful nation on Earth, came out publicly to hail Bruce’s “courage” for having fake breasts and waxed legs. It was the number one trending story on every social media platform. Bruce Jenner’s “female” alter ego got over a million Twitter followers in four hours.

Everyone is acting it like it’s a big deal. As long as they have the “correct” opinion, they’re allowed to.

And they’re right — it is a big deal.

This is a battle for reality, people. Get your heads in the game.

If progressives can wield the power to demolish and remake even the definition of “man” and “woman” in their ideological image, then they have achieved a total  and irreversible cultural victory. They have reached into the universe and reshaped reality itself. They have become gods, or at least that’s the kind of power we give them. You can blab on and on about economics and foreign policy, but if we live in a country where confusion, perversion, and self-worship reign supreme, what’s the point? America will already be dead.

We All Know the Truth

Last question for the people — particularly straight men — who claim there is no real distinction between a “transgender” woman and a real woman: Would you marry a woman who used to be a man? Would you look at this “former” man and think, “I want to make him my wife?”

Answer: No. You wouldn’t. You won’t. And you know it. Instinctively, when it comes down to it, where your life and love are concerned, you recognize the difference between a biological woman in all her glory, and a castrated man in all his derangement. I’m spending thousands of words convincing you of something you know. And I know you know it. And everyone knows that everyone knows it.

So why are we still having this conversation?

That I don’t know. But as long as it continues, I’ll keep reminding you of the things you already know, because someone has to.

Bruce Jenner is not a woman in any sense or to any extent.

And you already knew that.

21 Comments on “Calling Bruce Jenner a Woman Is an Insult to Women”

  1. Lori

    im so glad someone else is concerned with Bruce surviving this ordeal! No one seems to care about him as a person, only the image of something he tries so drastically to become, but can never, ever be!!! It’s ludicrous to even think for a moment s man can “transform” into a woman, or a bid, or a dog, or a camel. We are designed to be unique and beautiful within the womb. For anyone to believe and celebrate that this transformation is complete must be just as delusional as Bruce! It’s Sicily to maintain sanity and hold on to reality in this season. So many attempt to beat you back for speaking the truth and pointing out flaws in the equation. In the midnight hour, when Bruch is left alone with this horrific creation, when all the hoopla has died down and eyes begin to open, who will be there for Bruce? Who will comfort him when he realizes he is still a man? Who will stand by him when all his children have moved on? Who will pray for him and love him back to wholeness?

    1. NSJA

      As much as I disagree with the methods modern and liberal “medicine” is using to address gender dysphoria, I love what you offer here, Lori. As Christians, we understand that humanity is lost. We understand that the whole world is in sin and the only way out is Jesus Christ. But sometimes, as conservative Christians, I believe we lose the compassion Christ had for the lost because being right among the culture seems primary. He called them to repentance without being scathing, and I think we lose the tenderness needed when looking at a human being who is lost in their sins – WHATEVER the sins may be.

      Also, I think if we recognized our own daily failures, remaining in the mind and heart mode of our desperate need for the Holy Spirit, we could, though disgusted with the sin, look at Bruce Jenner(or whoever) and ask these same questions: what about when everything is gone and he’s alone by himself…he’s heard the opposers and the supporters…who will be there to be a light and show him truth? Will we pray for his heart to be changed? For God to use the platform of his fame, radically redeem his soul, and have him be an advocate for truth? Are we willing to pray that not so that WE are vindicated among our culture but that GOD is glorified among men and they are brought to salvation?

  2. Sara

    Man trying to play God & make himself into his own image. It will never succeed, they’ll never find fulfillment because it’s a tormenting spirit ruling him. I pray God deliver the man from this strong delusion before it’s too late.

  3. Jack

    The author is right, it is an insult to all women. Moreover it’s an insult to the Creator. And as the author stated, we all know this is not right. One good thing though, this will create jobs, if you are willing to clean-up after parades. Everyone have a good weekend in the Lord.

  4. Joanne

    Who has eyes let them see who has ears let them hear!
    Saints of God keep my mind, heart and soul in the hands of Christ Jesus
    Let those fool be the fools they curve! Money & being famous

  5. Ian Morse

    i would highly agree with all of your arguments except for your point in identity and self. As an English and philosophy student at the University at Albany, I would argue the opposite. While it is true that you only have one “self”, this self is constantly changing. Identity is a social construction based on one’s environment. You are always inherently the same on some level (nous/soul) however, there is clear reason to believe in the ability to change one’s identity. For example, I may not have been born gay. Yet, based on how I saw the world, I learned from experience to be gay. The perception of our own eyes to the environment determines our identity. As our environment changes, so too does our identity. Bringing this back to Bruce, this argument would be the only logical one that someone could make as to why a man would feel he is a woman. Based on the way he saw the world, his views more closely sided with a feminine perspective. However, I’m just playing devil’s advocate here because I do believe this is a ploy as you stated. Very well written article.

  6. Eileen

    It is very sad and tragic that our children and grandchildren are being exposed to such lies. My heart aches for the children that lose their fathers because they have become females, or so they say. God created male and female and He is a holy God. Come soon, Lord Jesus!

  7. Kristy

    Wonderfully well written article. You have voiced my opinion exactly when I couldn’t find words of my own. I am a woman. Bruce calling himself a woman and having the whole world praising him for it makes me feel devalued. If Bruce is a woman, then what am I? Chopped liver?

  8. itiswhatitis

    This picture makes me want to puke into a thousand buckets. How disgusting and terribly, terribly offensive. Confused, lost, delusional sons of disobedience. Lawless, crooks and theives. God is not mocked, what this man has sown, he shall reap.

  9. Kevin Irving

    AMEN!, AMEN!, AMEN!, and AMEN! Watching this debauchery in the media is the definition of immoral destruction, or as God put it, “abomination” which if broken up the implication in the word means the same abomi=destruction + nation=for a nation, for a man to wear woman’s garments and vice versa. Sadly, where there is no bible truth in the heart of a person or people, there are no restraint or rules to bring about a sound mind or balance and order. This is why wisdom in proverbs states that rulers or kings rule by Wisdom of the bible because when the words of God’s commands are put into our heart we have the height, width, depth and limits of right and wrong for morality. The word of God is like a stop sign that brings balance and order to driving and taking turns so that all drivers don’t just go at the choice of a intersection bringing about an immediate wreck or death or destruction in so doing it. Having God say, that men shouldn’t wear women’s garments and it is an abomination to do so, tells us all the pure mindset for that matter. Now we know how to value women for what they wear authentically, and true men for what they are to be and do. Then and only then do we have a moral stop sign there for that specific subject (male and female attire) which if violated will destroy the morality of a people or nation.

  10. gwen

    Transgenderism scares me. But no matter what, man cannot duplicate God’s creativity no matter how many procedures,inventions and prosthetic parts they create.Sugar substitute still aint sugar. And Tofu still aint meat, But I wish God would stop these doctors like he did the builders of the tower of babylon. These men who want to be women cannot change their man hands, or their man feet. And these women who want to be men can cut their hair and flatten their breast, but their faces will still have that softness, that’s why these transgenders just don’t look right. You can’t change what God made. Why is it that these not so famous forgotten about and haven’t done anything past celebs come back and resurface by coming out of the closet….or changing their genders?

  11. Jeanne M

    I wholeheartedly agree with Everything written here, but very sadly he’s deceived so far beyond his mixed and messed up imagination, and with this evil society egging him on, that would be the very start of his down fall without him even realizing it.
    God/Jesus are so very far removed from “this world”, that the process needed to ‘begin the Great Lie’ has now begun I suspect.
    Bruce, his family, Hollywood, the ‘world’ without Jesus are truly headed for destruction without Him. I will keep them in prayer, that the Lord will open their eyes to the fact that they’re in Desperate Need of the Savior before it’s too late. Come quickly Lord Jesus, we NEED You now more than ever.

  12. Yolanda

    The writer was telling the truth in this article I loved reading every word of it.
    Now this Article should be printed in magazine across the country.

  13. Angela

    What makes me the most angry about this is this is not even a ‘transgender’ this is a cross dressing man looking for money and attention. He’s not even getting the gender change surgery because he still wants to sleep with women and he isn’t attracted to men..he likes women?! This just seems like another Kardashian doing whatever it takes to get money and attention. It also seems like what could be the only outcome of a manly man being run over in a house full of disrespectful, attention seeking women constantly getting attention for being fashionable, flashy, and pushing the envelope. I am not surprised that of all the celebrity men to be going through this, that it is the man from the Kartrashcan household. The worst is, his children have actually lost their father. I feel the worst for his grown male children. I can’t imagine how they are handling this and what this is doing to effect them as men and their world view. No matter what pc things they say for the world, inside, how could this not hurt and confuse any child who has a 65 year old Olympian Father that does something like this and THE WHOLE WORLD seems to be abuzz about it.

  14. Leslie

    This picture was sent to me by text. I looked and wondered why a picture of this woman was sent but I ignored it and passed it by. A couple of days later, I receive another text from the same sender asking if I got it. So I replied yes but who is it? She said Bruce Jenner. Of course floored, I examined closer. I observed all of the foolishness but what The Lord lead me to focus on was his eyes. I expanded the pic and studied his eyes. I don’t care how how sweet and non aggressive he comes off, he has the eyes of Satan himself. A previous commenter expressed feeling sorry for him, there’s no sorrow for Satan and his followers. I will pray for the enemy because that’s a command but this man is not who he says in more ways than one.

    I no longer watch television and I’m super careful about what I allow my four year old to view. She is allowed about one hour (maybe) a day. I’m transitioning her off of it. Most times it’s off but if it was not for my husband who is a tv junky, I wouldn’t own one at all. I appreciate this forum because I can get the news without all of the other foolishness that comes along with it.

    Well written article! We shouldn’t be shocked by anything at this point. This is Satan’s time now so he will pull every trick he can to get us off focusing on the Lord. We know what it is-DISTRACTION! We just have to keep eyes stayed on him. Keep preaching the gospel to those who will listen ( or not) and hope and pray that through our righteous examples of Christ living some will come into the fold.

    Be blessed my brothers and sisters in Christ!

  15. Real Woman of God

    Absolutely agree with this article. I’m a woman and calling him a woman is a disgrace to Gods creation of woman. Just because he dresses like a woman doesn’t make him one. He is still a male, a confused male at that. So glad this article is out!

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