I am currently reading Caitlyn Jenner’s book, The Secrets of My Life, and she wasn’t kidding when she said she held nothing back. She walks the reader back to where it all began – as a troubled, insecure boy growing up in Conservative America and growing into a public image with private shadows. There’s so much I’m learning about the woman who used to be Bruce Jenner and about the struggles of the transgender person, how unique these struggles are from the average LGBT individual, and yet how similar.
It’s a very interesting book, but then I happen upon some lines that bear absolutely no humour, but I find myself seeing the ‘gay’ in them.
For instance, she had this to say in Chapter 3:
“I go to my first football practice. Although I have played quarterback in high school, I have also played a lot of other positions – running back, a little receiver. On defense I play safety, and it is my best position. It’s a lot more satisfying to hit than to get hit. I can throw the ball fifty to sixty yards without much problem. The greater question is where exactly throw it. Receivers, in my experience, are often fleeting objects that suddenly disappear.”
Now, can somebody please tell me I’m not the only one who sees gay sex roles, safe sex and bottom shaming all neatly tied up in that paragraph. lol
Written by Pink Panther