Bruce Jenner: What Makes A Person Manly Or Womanly?

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Men and women have come a long way over the last century when it comes to body image and how people look at each other. Men and women both have a standard image that they supposed to fulfill, with men being manly and women being womanly. What exactly makes a person manly or womanly? Men tend to be more muscular and have deeper voices versus women who are generally not muscular and have higher voices. When someone differs from their original sexuality whether masculine or feminine it is different and most people find it weird. Bruce Jenner switched from being a male to a female because in his mind, he was always meant to be a female. To appear feminine, Caitlyn changed her body image to look like a female, so that way when she dressed like one …show more content…
Overall being on the show pushed him into coming out about it him being transgender and to follow through with what he started back in the 1970’s. To Bruce Jenner, he wasn’t comfortable with who he was and the body he was in. He was jealous of other men feeling comfortable in their own skin, and also other women being able to express themselves in how they dress. He wanted to be able to express how he really felt by being a woman, but he could not accomplish that in a man’s body. Bruce began more procedures and treatment in pursing his transformation into a woman. The procedures that Bruce went through were multiple face surgeries that involves “changes to the hairline, forehead, jaw and chin, and the day’s surgeries took a total of 10 hours”(Johnson, Susan) Bruce also went through a breast augmentation along with a tracheal shave. The last step for Bruce would be the switching his male genitals over to female, but that step is not required to be a transgender. He did all of this to become more feminine and so he could be comfortable in his own …show more content…
To Bruce he was always interested in females and never once been with a man so he considered himself straight. Then the question came up, that although he considers himself straight since he is into females, is he really straight if he thinks he should be a woman but he has male parts? Bruce says that with gender identity it matters who you are as a person and how you feel about a person inside. The main reason Bruce wanted to keep his gender identity issues a secret, was because he did not want to disappoint anyone. He was also nervous about how society might react in a negative way. His goal in coming out was to encourage other people suffering from gender identity, that it is okay. Bruce wanted to make a difference in the world to show that trans-genders don’t have to be afraid. He wanted his experience to inspire the world to make being transgender more acceptable so people who are transgender can be free and be who they truly

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