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I am watching season 2 of I Am Cait. I feel bad for Caitlyn. I feel bad for her. She is (in some ways, but certainly not all) lucky to be able to monetize her transition, but doing it so publicly has got to be extra hard. And, the cast they have surrounded her with is somewhat supportive, but ultimately they see to be using her for personal promotion and using her fame to accomplish their political goals.
I see them trying to bully her into adopting their political views, and it seems unfair. They gang up on her, and when she becomes defensive (as anyone under attack would) they accuse her of frightening them. They scheme behind her back as to how to manipulate her.
I think that they should try to persuade her through one on one discussions, rather than trying to pressure her as a group. And, they should accept her if she never agrees with them politically.
I am a relatively conservative person, though I am rather socially liberal. I agree with Republicans on some things, but also agree with Democrats on others. I basically consider myself a Libertarian.
as a Libertarian, I want small government. But, I recognize that (at least where I live), most people reject us. And, it is nice to have legal protections against discrimination. Of course, sometimes it is the government that discriminates against us (usually Republicans, but not always).
Anyway, they act as if Cait will be irrelevant in the world as a conservative transwoman, but I disagree. She is famous, and enjoys acceptance most of us never will. She will still be famous if trans activist turn against her.
I don’t think we all have to conform to some trans “norm”. We are all so much individuals. And, we are all Ambassadors of transgender experience. If you are out, people who know you will largely think of all trans people what they think of you. If they like and respect you, they will have a higher opinion of us, of our causes and of our needs.
It al seems to be coming at Cait so fast. They need to give her time, and support her emotionally through her pink cloud.
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