Earlier this year, Caitlyn Jenner took a job pushing anti-trans talking points, despite being one of the most famous transgender women on the planet.
Many were shocked when Caitlyn promoted the segregation of trans students. Many activists had been warning of this for years.
Recently, Cait fell to a new low point: she attacked, stigmatized and even confused the gender of another trans woman.
Caitlyn claims that someone who works for her attacked the transgender TikToker… but she defends anything but gender confusion.
In the last days of October, Caitlyn Jenner’s Twitter account went after a trans TikToker named Dylan Mulvaney.
Dylan has been cataloging her experiences as a woman, documenting the days since her transition.
What got a number of political miscreants, like Cait, after Dylan was one post in particular about body positivity. Well, and the fact that Dylan is trans. For too many people, that alone is enough.
So, in a TikTok video from May, Dylan spoke candidly about how strangers will stake out trans women’s bodies.
Specifically, she discussed how skirts and some pants can inadvertently “come off” trans women who haven’t had butt surgery. Long story short, just like with men’s clothing, you sometimes notice when someone has a penis.
“Normalize the bulk. We are normalizing the bulge,” Dylan said. “Women can have lumps, and that’s okay.”
What she talks about is both the internalized stigma some trans women feel and the way people might react.
Trans women who have not yet undergone genital surgery, or who do not intend to, may feel compelled to dress differently.
But wearing pants or a skirt as a trans woman is no more obscene than wearing it as a cis man. People have bodies and we can all see the shapes of those bodies through the fabric. That goes for boobs, butt cheeks, dongs, and elbows.
Caitlyn Jenner’s account condemned Dylan, writing: “Let’s not ‘normalize’ anything this person is doing. This is absurd!”
In a sinister twist, we note that Cait isn’t just echoing notorious transphobia while condemning a trans woman.
His Twitter account notably avoided the use of pronouns. “This person” is an inorganic way of speaking. It’s something people do when they don’t know how to refer to someone… or deliberately avoid it.
However, things took a turn for the worse and became considerably more explicit when she responded to Cait’s account.
“He’s talking about his penis!” the tweet read, misreading Dylan. That is always inexcusable.
Cait has since denied being responsible for the heinous tweet. But she endorses any other reprehensible crap that comes out of her account.
This week, Dylan posted a public response to Caitlyn’s attacks on her.
“We are two of the most privileged trans women in America right now,” she wisely noted, “and with that comes great responsibility.”
Dylan continued, “Even though we have very different views on most things, a few days ago I probably still would have been willing to sit down with you and try to connect with you in some way.”
Dylan explained that this is “because I automatically have a lot of respect for you as a trans woman.”
“But then,” he noted, “you decided to ridicule me very publicly.”
Caitlyn certainly crossed some lines. And this attack goes against Cait’s previous statements, such as saying that the stigma regarding trans women who don’t approve “must end.” But what goes through her head as she works to harm the trans community?
We can guess that Cait would say that she’s just a “common sense conservative” or whatever. Maybe she really believes it.
But any vulnerable minority will always have some bad apples. In some communities, a label exists for someone eager to sell to others in hopes of being accepted. A “pick me” (as in “pick me! pick me! I’m fine!”) is just one example.
Caitlyn will never get the acceptance she craves from the worst people. That’s because of who she is. She may never regain acceptance from the trans community. That’s because of her abominable actions.