Look, I could give a shit whether he’s found he wants to publicly suck donkey dicks whilst getting pounded by gay Catholic priests from behind…while nuns look on doing little circles.
…It was only recently that I even was aware of the deal at all, but Janet “JudgyBitch” Bloomfield’s post crossed my email and made me laf uproariously and it would be untoward of me to not share it instanter: Let’s talk about Bruce Jenner.
What I find interesting about the Bruce Jenner situation is the notion of privilege and power. Jenner lives in a house filled with crazy, beautiful and incredibly wealthy women who use their looks to generate enormous amounts of income. Surely, it must be clear to him and everyone who watches these fame whores that the power to use tits and ass and turn it into cash resides with women. Good luck with the whole “women are oppressed” shtick at Casa Jenner. The whole Jennner/Karashian bankroll demonstrates beautifully that money determines privilege, not gender, and not race. Bruce is now set to join the powerful women of his clan as one of their own, and good for him. I don’t fault these women for stripping down for cash – they understand their ability to generate the big bucks lies in their looks and they are taking full advantage of that.
I just want the conversation to be honest. Don’t give me any crap about “patriarchy” and “oppression” when the size of your ass impacts your bank account so directly.
What I find depressing about the reaction to Bruce is that in order to elicit compassion and kindness and understanding and support, he needed to announce that he was, in fact, a woman. There’s the whole MHRM argument in a nutshell. Bruce the Olympic athlete, Bruce the gold-medal man, Bruce the world record holder got to suck it up, man up, shut up and expect nothing in terms of emotional support and empathy. Now that he’s a woman, or soon will be one, the media goes mad to offer him the kindness they deny to men. You can bet the feminist media in particular will trip over themselves to provide Bruce the woman with all the support they routinely refuse to offer men. Bruce now no longer needs to be taught not to rape, because he has magically lost the ability to rape, amirite? Bruce will now be the automatic victim of domestic violence (assuming it’s a man who hits him and not one of those psycho women he lives with). Bruce is now under no obligation to provide evidence for any accusations of sexual assault he cares to make. Bruce is now oppressed, victimized, and in need of rights.
Bruce is joining the privileged caste, and it will be interesting to watch and see if he understands that his transition will be more than just physical – it will be social and cultural, too.
You go girl. I don’t care what you think about Janet. You’re not as smart as she is. She knows how to unpack shit. Essentially, the only thing I have with her ever is the drum beat on same topic, but it’s what it is.