Caitlyn Jenner fears being sent to a male prison

10 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Caitlyn Jenner Enters the “Not That Kind of Trans Woman” Phase of Her PR Campaign.

Her vehicle collided with a Lexus whilst driving in Malibu and tragically, 69-year-old Kim Howe, the driver of the Lexus, was killed when she was hit by another vehicle head-on.

The “I Am Cait” star voiced her concern to “Today” host Matt Lauer when asked about the one-year sentence she could get if charged and convicted of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. Caitlyn, formerly known as Bruce before she underwent gender reassignment surgery, revealed her fears whilst speaking on the Today show in the US, admitting she could barely remember the details of the crash.

It is an enormous problem that they would put trans women in the men’s county jail, but those are things we are looking into,” Jenner told Today show. While many queer viewers raised an eyebrow at her affiliation with the Republican Party—a commitment she readily shared with Diane Sawyer back in April—and a chorus of trans advocates rightly cautioned that Jenner’s privileged position as a wealthy celebrity made her a poor representative of the larger trans experience, most of the community welcomed having such a high-profile and potentially influential figure join the fold. On Wednesday, “Today” aired a conversation that Jenner had with Matt Lauer over a round of golf in which she stated that she didn’t mind Halloween costumes making fun of her Vanity Fair cover. “No, I don’t think it’s offensive at all,” said Jenner, 65. “I know the community does and [the costume maker has] gotten a lot of criticism for doing it. He said the special wing housed about 400 LGBT inmates, mostly transgender women, where he was detained there without bail on a controversial immigration hold that’s no longer used in the county. “Almost everyone identified as trans.

Earlier this week the world-famous Olympian and reality star told Ellen DeGeneres that as a Republican, she holds more conservative views, and when the topic of gay marriage came up 20 years ago, she was not a supporter. “I’m a traditionalist,” Jenner explained of her previous perspective. “I’m older than most people in the audience. That welcome is wearing thin this week in the wake of comments that demonstrate just how sharply Jenner’s politics differ from those of the LGBTQ mainstream.

I think it’s great.” Jenner paused to laugh. “To be honest with you, I think it’s great, except they could have a better-looking outfit for ’em, you know? … We could have done my own costume. The “K6G” wing – featured in an LA Weekly piece that described it as the only block of its kind in a major U.S. county as of last year – has been praised for its general lack of violence, specialized medical care and relative freedom to re-purpose uniforms into more feminine garb. Instead, she said that she was initially against it but that she doesn’t “ever want to stand in front of anybody’s happiness.” “That’s not my job,” Jenner continued. “If that word ‘marriage’ is really, really that important to you, I can go with it.” When DeGeneres asserted that Jenner was still “kind of a little not-on-board,” Jenner clarified: “No, I’m on board. I almost got stopped but I couldn’t get it stopped – I was carrying a trailer.’ Instead, TMZ reported the crash is likely to be deemed a terrible accident rather than a criminal act because Caitlyn braked seconds before the collision, suggesting she was trying to avoid crashing into the Lexus. And you still have a judgement about gay people and marriage,'” the talk-show host said. “She goes, ‘Well if the word marriage is that important.’ It is.

When questioned about criticisms of her privilege relative to most trans folks, Jenner took on a defensive tone: “I’ve worked very hard in my life, I have no excuses about my life and what I’ve done with my life. Jenner, 65, was driving a Cadillac Escalade on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last February when she rear-ended Kim Howe and pushed the Calabasas widow’s Lexus into the path of an oncoming Hummer, police said. She’s been very careful to articulate the differences between how she feels personally versus the “official” party line of organizations such as GLAAD, usually referring to such groups as “the community.” The sharpest departure between Jenner and others may be over the issue of pronouns. OK?” To be fair, Jenner does add that she’s “devastated to see people dying over this issue.” But then calling it an “issue” for other “people” seems weirdly impersonal for a person who’s just transitioned herself. When Buzz Bissinger was following her for the story, he reported that her transition was so new that sometimes she would still absentmindedly refer to herself by saying, “Hi, Bruce here.” Because transitioning is such a personal and individual process, everyone is different.

I mean, I understand that it’s difficult for people to understand this.” While it’s true that a certain strain of queer activism can occasionally become overzealous on issues of language and what counts as offensive, Jenner’s point here is not a focused critique of that sort of thing. Apparently, Jenner does not identify with the poltics of “the community,” and she wants to ensure that outsiders like Lauer know that she’s one of the good ones who won’t correct your pronoun mistake or call out your tacky Halloween costume. Her own family still refers to her as Bruce, and she continued to observe Father’s Day this year, celebrating by going off-roading with her children.

You have to do that.’ — I’m much more tolerant than that.” The reverse implication of such a statement is that when trans people insist on being referred to by their preferred pronouns, they’re being intolerant or difficult. This is the line where the personal becomes political on some level: Jenner is a public figure and currently the most recognizable trans person in the world. How you feel about this shift in tone will obviously depend on your own politics, and it’s always good to remind ourselves that queer folks are a diverse group ideologically, even if certain of those ideological positions seem completely contrary to queer self-interest.

I have a feeling, though, that many queer people will respond as gay writer and performer Justin Sayre did upon hearing the news of Jenner’s marriage equality musings. And here I have the opportunity to do that,” she said. “There’s nothing better in life than to wake up in the morning, look at yourself in the mirror and feel comfortable with yourself and who you are.” Still, Jenner has been exposed to the machinations of the media circus that is the Kardashian family long enough to know to be precise with her words, so this was a shrewd move on her part. It smacks of a strategy in which the modus operandi is saying something that will be construed as controversial and then cleaning up the resulting mess with a statement later if necessary. Despite some objection to Jenner being awarded ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the road she’s traveled in transitioning has been very different from most everyday trans people, something she discussed with Lauer. “[I’m] very grateful,” Jenner said. “People have been so accepting, so understanding.

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