Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pronouns

I wasn't going to comment on it, but now I'm getting a bit frustrated with people's inability to refer to Chaz Bono as 'he'. From the press statement that he released, I think it is pretty obivous that Chaz identifies as male. Why is that so hard to understand?

Yes, Chasity Bono was born biologically female. But he came to the very personal conclusion that he was male and while he might not haven gotten surgery yet, that has nothing to do with the fact that he identifies as male. I don't know much about transitioning or transgender people in general, but with the little knowledge I have it seems pretty obvious that when someone identifies one way or the other, people should respect that. Yes, Chaz Bono used to be a little, cute blond girl on national TV, but I think we all agree that those days are long over.

*Sigh*. I just wish people would pay more respect to other people's personal choices.

2 comments:

Britni TheVadgeWig said...

Amen, sister. I can't add much more than that. A perfect post.

{{ d a n i m o }} said...

i hadn't even heard about this so i looked up "chaz bono" on youtube and now i'm on the same page. i mean, i'm glad people are at least talking about a transman in public, on important news broadcasts and in their own youtube videos, but it's disgusting how difficult it is for some people to wrap their minds around silly little two-to-three-letter pronouns. the two-cisgender paradigm of sex is so profound in this world, even news broadcasters can't bring themselves to say "chaz" and "he" in the same sentence! wtf!

they need to see this. BADLY.