Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Transitioning Limits

It seems there is a line that cannot be crossed when it comes to the "Trans" phenomenon. The media has been covering the Bruce Jenner story very positively and he is winning awards for bravery. I have also heard of new phenomenon, Transdisabled - people who are physically healthy who believe inside that they are really disabled, and some of them are mutilating themselves in an attempt to let the "inner self" out. The media is reporting on this sympathetically.

However there appears to be little media sympathy for Rachel Dolezal, a white woman who claims that within she is a black woman and she is going to live as one. She has changed her hair and is using darker make-up to facilitate this change. This has caused deep offence among black people and the media is reflecting that in their claims that she is lying or mentally ill. It seems they are not prepared to accept her transition in the same way as they accept and celebrate Bruce Jenner: they will not cross that line. It seems while gender doesn't matter, the colour of your skin does.

We must keep all these people in our prayers. We live in very strange and disturbing times.

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