I Am Cait Transgender Protester

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Cait Jenner is still a baby, as she has only been transgender for less than a year in the second season of her show I Am Cait on the E! channel. So far (that I know of) she has won 2 awards because of the transition from male to female. I think that’s the reason people in the trans community hate her so much. These people have been transgender for half or most of their lives, and here comes Cait Jenner, a transgender woman for less than a year winning awards which comes with a big paycheck. For what? Being courageous? You know how much guts it takes a regular person to come out as transgender, and these people actually lose their friends, family, home and job and Cait Jenner doesn’t lose anything, she keeps gaining while other people are losing.

In the most recently episode of I Am Cait, we see Cait winning an award, then leaving only to see a small group of protesters saying ¬†you don’t represent the trans community. She wanted to face the protesters to hopefully try to calm them down, only to get them more riled up. I can understand wanting to try to calm someone, because no one likes to have someone heckling you, but there are some people who have their mind made up, and there is nothing you can do to change them. She touched the protester on the shoulder and a man lost his shit as he hurried to yell not to touch her. Whoa, dude, she wasn’t going to shank your friend, take a Xanax.

Look, this is how I see it. Cait is a baby and just like all babies, she must first learn to crawl before she can walk. She has a lot of growing up to do, and that’s why she has a group of trans women who have been where she is now who are working as her teachers. Do I think it’s fair that she has already won awards and obviously hundreds of thousands of dollars? Absolutely not because she has a bank account that 1000 people could use to retire and never have to worry about anything for the rest of their lives, and she is accepting even more money from awards and a new tv show. I personally would have donated that money to a charity, but that’s me.

What I have seen so far is Cait going to people’s homes and schools and she is helping people by showing them that this is normal for a human being to be in the wrong body, and to keep an open mind.

We are all human beings at the end of the day. I don’t care if you have a penis or a vagina, black or white, rich or poor, fat or skinny, we are all the same on the inside, and when you die, you will still rot at the same speed as everyone else. This life is precious, and it’s short, so don’t waste what little time you have being so angry because someone is winning awards and making money after only being transgender for less than a year. Don’t waste your precious little time worrying about someone’s sexual orientation, or their race or if they are homeless and you’re not.

Cait Jenner is a good person and she deserves the same respect that you expect people to give to you. So if you don’t like her show, don’t watch it. You don’t owe her anything, just like she doesn’t owe you anything.

Ellen DeGeneres tells her audience at the end of every show to be kind to one another, and I’m telling you to be kind to yourself by living your life and stop worrying about what other people are doing with their’s. Cait Jenner will grow and become the role model you expect her to be, so just be patient.

No More Gender Labels for Toys

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target gender labels I saw a post for an article on Facebook earlier today about a guy named Mike Melgaard who changed his Facebook avatar to a Target logo and changed his name to Ask ForHelp and was responding to people who were voicing their outrage about a new policy at Target to remove gender labels from the toy aisles. His responses were hilarious, and I have not laughed so hard in such a long time.

There were many hundreds of posts today made by people outraged by the news on Fox and Friends, but that’s what they do over at Fox News, they exaggerate and tell lies to make people mad enough to go over to the Target Facebook page and tell them they are boycotting.

This is what people who have been leaving comments think. They are saying it’s for political correctness. They think that Target is pandering to transgender children or parents or the gay and lesbian “agenda”, but that is simply not true. This is what they actually did. They removed the sign that says “Boys toys” and “Girls toys” and just have signs that say like, and this is just a guess, “Lego’s” and “Dolls” and “Barbie” and so on. All the boys and girls Lego’s are all in the same aisle. That’s it. I mean, how simple is that? They did the same with children’s bedding.

More than a few people have jumped from toys to bathrooms. They think that this has to do with transgender people, so they think Target is going to make the bathrooms gender neutral for transgender people. What does removing the words “boys” and “girls” from signs have to do with bathrooms? People, get your minds out of the gutter! Toys and toilets aren’t even in the same hemisphere. It’s not that slippery of a slope.

People say they are going to Walmart, well, here is some news for you, Walmart doesn’t have gender labels on their toy aisles, and neither does Toys R Us. That’s what the response has been from most everyone who has responded to these people. So by saying you are going to start shopping for toys at Walmart instead, well, I have some bad news for you.

Here’s the thing, children have their own sense of what kind of toys THEY want to play with. If you bring your child to Target and tell them to pick out a toy, the toy they choose is the toy that THEY want to play with. It’s that simple. I mean, I honestly don’t know how much more simple it can get.

If your son wants a Easy Bake Oven, are you going to say no, that’s for girls only, what is that telling your son? That cooking is only for girls? Ask Gordon Ramsey how he feels about that. My uncle does a lot of the cooking and my aunt works on the car. Are you going to tell my aunt and uncle that they have to switch gender roles?

When I was a kid, I had my own toys and my sister had her own toys, but I wanted to play with her toys because they seemed more fun. She had this one toy that was called Fashion Plates. It was a toy where you open the lid and place 3 plates in, 1 for the head, 1 for the torso and 1 for the legs. It could be a dress top with pant legs, or a blouse with a skirt. Here is a commercial I found on YouTube, but their description said Hasbro made these from 1989, but that’s wrong because my sister had her fashion plates in the 1970’s.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gH-E27Iyzxg

I loved to color, but I wasn’t very good at drawing, so it was nice to have something to make the pattern for me to color if I didn’t have any new coloring books. I colored a lot, and all of my coloring books were filled in. They didn’t have a boy version at that time, so I had to work with what my sister had.

My sister also had Donnie and Marie dolls complete with a TV studio set with cameras, microphones and outfits as well as the Cher dolls with the TV studio set and MANY outfits.

I had some cool toys too like Lego’s and I had a lot of Matchbox cars with a case and tracks. Oh and I had one of those electric racetracks that you have wired remote controls and you can press the button to make the cars go. Fun times. Oh, but I digress…

Look, kids want what kids want, and you can’t tell a child that they cannot play with a toy simply because it doesn’t match their genitalia. I mean, you’re the parent, you can raise your child however you want, but I’m telling you that if your child wants to play with toy X and you give them toy Z, be prepared for a lifetime of resentment and therapy. You can like what you like, but you aren’t the one who is going to reject a toy because that’s not what they wanted. It’s your money, throw it in the trash if you want to, I don’t care.

I had hours of fun playing with my Light Bright, Lego’s and Spirograph, which are gender neutral toys. I even had hours of fun playing with Donnie and Marie, which in my opinion should have been gender neutral toys, but because they were dolls, they were targeted to girls.

If you are boycotting Target because of this decision because you think this is a LGBT issue, let me give you some news. That computer, tablet or cell phone you are using right now was the invention of a gay person named Alan Turing. You will also be disappointed to know that Target is a gay friendly company. They sell gay pride clothing. Oh and Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Apple and Google (who owns Android) are all gay friendly companies. So next time you are using a computer, tablet or phone, just remember that you are using something invented by a gay person.

Alan-Turing