What Makes A Women? | New York Times, Sunday Review.
June 7, 2015 § 2 Comments
Elinor Burkett dares to say what many women are thinking.
What Makes a Women? . JUNE 6, 2015
Bruce Jenner told Ms. Sawyer that what he looked forward to most in his transition was the chance to wear nail polish, not for a furtive, fugitive instant, but until it chips off. I want that for Bruce, now Caitlyn, too. But I also want her to remember: Nail polish does not a woman make. – Elinor Burkett
Illustration depicts a woman getting a manicure from a man,1910.
Loved this article. The author articulated the feelings and thoughts that I’ve had since I met my first transgender colleague in 1984 in a large DoD contractor company and showed up for work with long red nails, gaudy make up and dresses when we as professional females were struggling for acceptance and respect in the workplace.
I don’t believe the article should be taken as an attack on Transgender women, but that it should gives us all pause to think. I support Gender Equality and also believe there is a difference between femininity and what it means to be a woman. I don’t begrudge Caitlyn Jenner for wanting to enjoy what femininity means to her, but I agree with the author when she writes:
And I wonder myself why do we have so many Republican Presidential Candidates, 12 and counting, in the US to run against one woman?