Is that a man? Woman? No, it’s a human being!

Photo Credit: flickr.com/lizhenry
Photo Credit: flickr.com/lizhenry

Recently there has been a lot of talk about the changing perceptions and views about sexuality and gender classification. This has more so come to the forefront due to the ‘coming out’ of an all-American super athlete, Bruce Jenner. His identification as a woman has sparked great conversation about people in general and the way that they want to be viewed. This idea of transgender is not a new concept however is recently becoming a topic of conversation causing people to actually think about the reality that many people around the world live with on a daily basis. I watched the 2-hour 20/20 interview that Bruce Jenner did with Diane Sawyer discussing his internal feelings and desire to be a woman. Bruce Jenner’s celebrity status makes this topic all the more interesting, reigniting the intrigue by many. One of the main things that people took away from Bruce’s interview is that we must view people simply as that, a person. I think we are living in a day and age where we must break away from our trained minds and understand that all people are made differently. I think that I have learned to be more understanding of people in general than those that come from a time where any difference was feared. I believe that in the years and decades to come people of the next generation will continue to be more and more accepting. Did anyone else catch the interview? If so, what are your thoughts on this topic?

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. zaaronnnnnn says:

    I did not catch the interview, but I do think that men and women are very equal all the time. As for the next generation, I cannot say it will be a problem or not, but it might depend on the policies and public concepts of the countries.

  2. hridya01 says:

    I do agree that transgenders have always existed but in recent times people have been more accepting of them. I think media definitely has a major role to play in that.

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