Last month the New York Post congratulated the first transgender contestant for winning the Miss Nevada USA Pageant, saying that the biological male was “making history.”
Kataluna Enriquez bested 21 other contestants, in the usual beauty pageant stuff including wearing skimpy swimsuits. For years, these contests have been justly criticized as sexist and objectifying to women. But now that a man is competing, they’re “historic”?
Certainly not like the first man on the moon, or Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, or the signing of the Magna Carta? I doubt that “men in beauty pageants” will earn an entry in our history books next to “George Washington.”
If these steps in the trans revolution are remembered as historic, it will be as signs of a culture that lost its way and indulged in unhealthy delusions.
Those who declare that trans men are “making history” should take care. After all, History is littered with “historic” moments, once praised, that are now derided.
Jackie Salo | The New York Post | June 29, 2021
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