This is just wrong:
Caitlyn Jenner, Formerly Bruce, Introduces Herself in Vanity Fair
The photo referred to in the link was the talk of my workplace Monday morning, and is probably the buzz across all media — social or otherwise, at least in a country when this type of thing counts as “news.” I won’t post the photo here so as to spare you from the strange, unnaturalness of it all, but will offer this “loving” sentiment his daughter Kendall Jennings tweeted:
be free now pretty bird [sic]
Wrong and wrong again.
I guess this counts as bravery in our culture — someone mutilating their body and perverting the natural order. And I guess it counts as “freedom,” too. Here was the embodiment of a “man’s man” as it were: an Olympic gold medalist in the decathalon, and once held the world record in that event. (Interesting to note: all the gender-specific pronouns in Jenner’s Wikipedia page are now “she” and not “he.” The following is especially ridiculous: “She was the 1976 recipient of the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in the United States. Jenner was also the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year in 1976.” The insanity of it all would be comical if it weren’t so tragic.)
Is the answer “no?”
A few days ago, I saw this poster outside one of the mens rooms of the school I attend. You can see the poster on the right.
What follows in the smaller print is a further explanation about how the school plans to install a third type of bathroom for those whose gender is open to interpretation, depending on the day of week and/or the mood of said person. Of course, I (somewhat) jest on that last point, but do believe that the ideas on this poster illustrate a very sad reality of the times — that the answer to one’s deep dissatisfaction in life lies in the unnatural altering and/or mutilation of one’s body, as well as the forced acceptance and validation of this self-abuse, lest we be labeled as “bigots” or “close-minded.”
Greetings, and welcome to my new, nondescript, generic WordPress blog. There are plenty of similar blogs on the Internet, so I don’t expect this one to stand out from the rest. The reason I’m starting this blog, and writing under a pseudonym, is because I need an outlet through which I can express my unpopular views. Now, I have another blog—whose URL bears my own, real name—but if I were to write about my actual opinion and beliefs, I would likely alienate many of my friends and family. Hence, the anonymous blog.
A little about me: I am a 20-something male who lives in a larger, fairly progressive city, and though I love where I live, there are certain things about the culture here that are quite strange and, dare I say(?), immoral. I should also mention that I am an Orthodox Christian, which automatically puts me at odds with most of the norms of the day; many things deemed as “cool” or “perfectly normal” by today’s standards are, well, not right from the Church’s view, but to discuss such a thing among my peers now would make me the subject of much ridicule. So essentially, I’m unable to express my beliefs and viewpoints for fear of offending someone else. In a way, I’m in a closet of sorts—afraid of expressing who I am, lest I lose all my friends and am deemed a “bigot,” even though my stances aren’t out of hate, but rather, out of love. I’m sure I’ll be expounding on more of those points later, but for this being an introductory post, I’ll leave it at that for now.
I look forward to exploring this blog as a medium for my honest expression, and though I doubt I’ll garner much of a readership, hopefully those who stumble across this site can find something useful. Stay tuned!