Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Heroes




This is the former Bruce Jenner, now Caitlyn. She has been selected as the winner of ESPN's Arthur Ashe Courage Award. I'll not dispute that. I'm sure Bruce's decision to undergo what procedures he has have been traumatic and heart-wrenching. From his point of view it probably did take a lot of courage. But now he is a she.

Below is a picture of Noah Galloway, a double amputee who lost his left arm and left leg in Afghanistan. He seems to have overcome and coped well with the challenges of his disability.


 
There has been quite a bit of online chatter concerning the perceived idea that ESPN chose Ms Jenner over Mr Galloway for this award, but ESPN denies that. They say that they merely chose Ms Jenner, and that there was no, "second place."
But of course, the fact that they chose Caitlyn means that all other potential heroes were considered no better than second place, so their protestations seem a bit hollow. But my point here is just to make what I think is an interesting observation:



How times have changed, and how quickly! We are seeing, as a new era of, "gender rights" is now following on the heels of the already accompli, almost passé issue of, "gay rights," that a person who follows their feelings of gender confusion with physical (and irreversible) procedures, is encouraged, even lauded as a hero. Meantime a person with same-sex attraction who wants help addressing what they may see as confusion over their orientation - it is seen as hateful, perhaps even illegal, even to help that person with counseling.   

Just sayin'

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