By Jesy Amaro |Staff Writer|
Caitlyn Jenner, former Olympian athlete Bruce Jenner, has transformed from male to female and could not be happier—after two months of isolation keeping her whole life secret from the world.
The stunning and beautiful Caitlyn Jenner has finally announced her true authentic-self, years after suppressing her femininity and performing masculinity instead.
Her two eldest kids, Burt and Casey Jenner, knew of their father’s intentions at a young age, and the rest of her children who found out only a couple years ago.
“Bruce always had to tell a lie he was always living that lie everyday he always had a secret from morning to night, Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets,” according to Vanity Fair.
Jenner is fully aware of having been absent as a parent when she was Bruce and hopes Caitlyn will get closer to her children.
Jenner told Vanity Fair contributor and editor Buzz Bissinger in her interview, “If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life.’”
“It’s really inspirational and I hope that more people will gain the courage to embrace their true-self,” said student Alisa Valdez in support of Jenner’s bravery.
Although some people praise Jenner for her bravery, others disagree with her decision.
“I don’t agree with her, she’s wasting her money and time,” said student Marlyn Amaro.
Countless celebrities try to diminish Jenner’s decision by bashing her identity.
For example, Snoop Dogg said, “I’m really upset.. that Bruce Jenner is a science project.”
Despite hate from people who do not accept her, Jenner has proven to us that there is no age to stop loving oneself and making improvements to enjoy life to its fullest.
Bruce is the past, Caitlyn is the present and will be for the rest of her life.
The Vanity Fair cover title “Call Me Caitlyn” clearly informs the public about Jenner’s preferred identity in an approach to prevent misgendering.
In my opinion, it is interesting to me to see how the acceptance of Jenner is socially fragmented within our society.
In some foreign countries it would be considered illegal to be transgender and there would be punishment, according to 76crimes.com.
In America, the sexualization of women is a constant struggle that Jenner has already been subjected to.
In a segement conducted by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, Caitlyn is already seen as a sex symbol.
Stewart criticized broadcast news clips which featured statements such as “look at her boobs,” and comparing her body image to Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner.
“Caitlyn, when you were a man we could talk about your athleticism..but now you’re a woman, your looks are really the only thing we care about,” said Stewart who was trying to shed light on how people view Jenner’s transformation.
“I’m not doing this to be interesting. I’m doing this to live,” said Jenner.
For any students who are questioning themselves or need a safe zone from injustice, feel free to visit the Santos Manuel Student Union Pride Center (SMSU) on campus.
“Pride Center offers a safe haven for LGBTQ students, as well as educational programs and a fun atmosphere for any CSUSB student,” said SMSU Pride Center student assistant, Raul Maldonado.