How is Caitlyn Jenner so wrong about LGBTQ issues?

How is Caitlyn Jenner so wrong about LGBTQ issues? June 29, 2016

This week, Caitlyn Jenner seemingly put her foot in her mouth again when she proclaimed that “Trump seems to be very much for women,” and continued, “He seems very much behind the LGBT community because of what happened in North Carolina with the bathroom issue. He backed the LGBT community.”

These remarks came during an interview with People Magazine and have left many scratching their heads.

Jenner, a transgender woman, should have some understanding of the everyday struggles of a trans woman in this country. Sure, she is wrapped in wealth, fame, and the privilege that comes with it, but one would imagine she would have picked up some of the oppression that comes along with being a member of the LGBTQ community.

While Trump did speak out against the North Carolina bathroom bills, he has been no champion for the LGBTQ community and certainly no champion for woman’s rights.

He suggested that woman should be punished for having an abortion on MSNBC, and has a history of sexism and womanizing.

Jenner, however, does say his campaign has flaws.  “In Trump’s case, there’s a lot more unknowns,” Jenner said. “With Hillary, you pretty much know what you’re gonna get with the LGBT community.”

She also acknowledged that Democrats have been better allies to the LGBTQ community. Still, she thinks Trump can do a lot of good.

“I think he would have a hard time with women when he doesn’t even realize it, and it doesn’t mean he wouldn’t be good for women’s issues,” Jenner said of Trump. “I think he would be very good for women’s issues. … I don’t think he’s out there to destroy women or takes things away or do any of that kind of stuff.”

I am not sure what to make of Jenner’s comments. She seems aloof to the Republican Party’s stance against woman’s rights. She is a longtime Republican and seems blinded that she is actually campaigning against her own freedoms.

I guess when you live so distanced from reality, you can’t even see when you’re voting against your own self-interests, and certainly voting for others who are not as priviledged as yourself.


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