Because this is America, and we must remain polarized, there is of course opposition to Bruce Jenner transitioning to a female. Jenner now goes by the name of Caitlyn, and for this transition, she has been called brave.
But apparently, calling Caitlyn brave delegitimizes the bravery of those in the military. I find this funny. I had no idea the word ‘brave’ was defined as having the exact amount of courage and no less of an individual in the armed forces.
That little boy that swam into the lake to save his drowning sister, don’t call him brave! He’s not in the military! Show some respect for the troops you jerk!
Obviously, this sensitivity to the word brave is nonsense. It is just one more talking point for people who don’t agree with being trans to rely on. I believe in personal liberty and letting people be who they are. What Caitlyn has done is indeed brave, and I hope it brings inspiration to other people struggling with their gender identity. If you don’t understand why anybody would want to transition, or would feel they are of a different gender, I can explain it very easily to you. It’s because you’re not transgender.