Sunday, March 25, 2012

My Two Cents' Worth

Jenna Talackova

Somebody (Alyssa) asked, so here are my two cents' worth on the disqualification of a transwoman from the Miss Universe Canada  pageant.

There are two ways of looking at this:

1. She broke the rules, so her disqualification was justified.

2. Being transgender, she is a "naturally born female," so her disqualification was not justified.

And so it goes.


  1. The rules which are set by the Miss Universe franchise state; "Each contestant must be a "naturally born female." She claimed on her registration form that she was born a female but was NOT.

    She may feel as if she was a female later (I know I did) and now can honestly call herself a female (I can still not - I have not had SRS and feel no need for HRT) but at the time she filled out her registration form she was not in compliance of the established and accepted rules.

    While my eyes tell me she is clearly a woman, I suspect if I did a similar thing I would have to be excused.

  2. Sometimes the saying "If I have to explain it you will never understand" goes, and here is one. Very pretty girl.

  3. There can be opposition to the rule.
    As for the DQ ~ I presume that honesty is one characteristic that would be a factor in judging the candidate ~ if she lied then that provides a basis for her dismissal.