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Is Caitlyn Jenner a Heroine?

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2 years ago by Norman in Current > People

Everybody this week is talking about Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner. Who would be surprised the Kardashians are high profile. Is Caitlyn a heroine? Vanity Fair gave her the cover and the papers won't stop and neither will Twitter so far. Is Caitlyn just a person who is wired different from the rest of us or would you call her example and example of great courage? Im interested what she would say herself. There has been a lot of critical voices raised as well but mostly in America not in the UK. Discuss!

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James Ellis

The term hero is being bandied about quite freely nowadays. Jenner has got his-her reasons so fair play.

2 years ago by James Ellis

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Ross

It's definitely brave of her, that's for sure. It's a hard enough thing to go public with for any person but for someone that was an American sporting hero and part of one of the world's most famous families to do it takes a lot of guts considering the attention that will come with it. Good luck to her.

2 years ago by Ross

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Nicole C

A heroine for sure. Facing off the macho world of sports is not easy. She won some courage award last week.

2 years ago by Nicole C

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Rahul  N.

I think calling people brave and heroes can be so patronising. Maybe she's a hero I don't know; Bruce Jenner is living his life the way he chooses which is fine by me. But these stupid people campaigning to cancel his medals is ridiculous. He won them fair and square. Do they mean to issue them to their friends instead?

2 years ago by Rahul N.

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Norman

When people say hero i think they mean a person with courage who also acts like a saviour for others in some sort of way. And yes Caitlyn actually does both things. She is getting people free and helping them grow.

2 years ago by Norman

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Niti C

I think its a very important story because the suicicde rate with transgender people is really high so this can help to turn that tide.

2 years ago by Niti C

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Ross

Just seen this quote from an American radio DJ: "Caitlyn Jenner has been both a hero and a heroine in one lifetime. That's pretty cool."

It is pretty cool and to expand on my earlier reply, I think she definitely is a heroine as it's going to encourage so many teens and young adults in the same position to have a voice and to have the confidence to be who they want to be.

2 years ago by Ross

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Debbie Anderson

Heroine! And I like Caitlyn already more than I did Bruce. That must be because she finally has the chance to be her true self. I don't know what the hang up is. People feel threatened in their own identity, that's why they have to dismiss and criticise.

2 years ago by Debbie Anderson

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robbie_t

Yes I think so. I don't know how I would cope in that situation.

2 years ago by robbie_t

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Princess Geena

She looks scary to me.

2 years ago by Princess Geena

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Tracey Howell

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2 years ago by Tracey Howell

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Old man Ehlers

The Kardashians, God bless them, seem to have one preoccupation: getting maximum mileage out of their efforts to manipilate mass media. So far so good, but i would not qualify any of their antics as heroic.

2 years ago by Old man Ehlers

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Norman

If i may say they are also much more the target of scrutiny and criticism. You might argue that a sex change is much easier in a private setting where the person has 25 friends. If you think this is done for attention or gain, its beyond words for me. There are easier ways to get attention plus jenner was well sorted financially. As a strategy its a bit risky dont u think?

2 years ago by Norman

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