Transgenders In The Miss Universe: A Gender Equality Issue
Transgenders Recognized By Miss Universe Org.
Jenna Talackova has made an incredible addition to the running history of the Miss Universe pageant by marking the opening of its elusive doors to transgenders from all around the globe. Noted for its incomparable record for celebrating the beauty and grandeur of women, the Miss Universe Organization has made it clear: yes, they are fighting with this world’s battle for gender equality. Or are they?
Transgenders and Women Are Different
For the many years of our existence we have developed varying cultures; embraced new practices; raised new beliefs and accepted lifestyles which were once upon a time hushed and deliberately discriminated – an expected response when faced with things or circumstances that we do not yet understand. Transgenders, in our time (which is now) are continuously gaining rights and privileges; accepted into society and appreciated by its men and women. They are after all, valuable contributions to our existence – a mark of our times. But, let us not forget the value of our women – their undeniable femininity bursting from their hearts, shining from within their female spirits. There is a reason we are born men and women. We have duly acknowledged with respect that the in-between be accepted; even loved. To pit them against our women; to have them share the spotlight with our women in a celebration of our women’s beauty and unique importance is to cross the boundaries even they have set out to build.
Gender Equality Between Transgenders and Women
Equality is such a big word these days. And just as “a woman who sets out to be like a man has no ambition” it is also reasonable to say that a transgender who sets out to insist that a transgender is no different from an actual woman is taking it a little bit too over the edge – a little too “scarlet”. For equality to be unscathed by the imprints of a terribly showbiz world; an overly...