Charmbracelet wrote:The fact you consistently refer to her as "he" makes me think you are a little ignorant about transgender people.
She was picked to be in the competition before the organizers knew she was transgender, so they obviously thought she was a good looking woman. Shouldn't that be all that matters?
No, because she is not a real female. That would probably be the same when a transmale or transboy who knows how to play basketball auditioned for the NBA, and then the committee found out that the person trying out was a transmale. The transgender is still not qualified. There is no disrespect or ignorance there.
I speak of Jenna as a "he" because biologically, he is a male, and I personally know of trangender people that don't have a problem being referred to as a "he" that's why I said that. Even Mariah referred to B.Scott as a male, when she told his mother, "I love how you brought up your son. He
is amazing". I don't think it's offensive or ignorant to their rights at all if they were still referred to as a man.
Going back, if "she" wanted to be respected as a person, even more so as being identified as a woman, "she" could have had at least the decency to admit the fact that "she" was not born a woman, but "she" lied and decided to join by deceiving them that "she" is a woman. That means Jenna "herself" knows that "she" is not qualified and not a woman at all.
It's just sad that there are people like Jenna who'd instantly pull out the "discrimination and ignorance with one's individuality" card when there's no right that's being violated. There are already pageants for transgenders where she already competed in, why would she still want to be a beauty pageant for females? I think it's unfair that Jenna is imposing for acceptance and respect when she can't accept and respect the rules of exclusivity alone.