Monday, April 27, 2015
Bruce Jenner and the Transformation
Sex reassignment surgery is something that I only recently began to understand. Generally speaking, and very generally speaking, the United States is a country very uncomfortable with the process of sexual reassignment, and transgender individuals in general. The Washington Post estimates that 700,000 Americans are transgender. And every year, less than 500 people go through with a sexual reassignment surgery, with a majority of the surgeries being males changing to females. While I'm not posing my own opinions on the subject, I am interested as to the reasoning behind America's obsession with Bruce Jenner's transformation. Below is a picture of Bruce from his Olympian days.
This is where I get confused. Are people confused because of his past experience as a successful male athlete? Or are people obsessed with his transformation because it adds to the spice of life we call the Kardashian family? While the sexual reassignment surgery is uncommon in the United States, I can't decide for myself why it is receiving so much attention. While Bruce Jenner was as stud of an athlete, I think he is more notable because of his daughters and their own scandalous lives.
What are your thoughts, readers?