Maybe this is incredibly ignorant, but using female pronouns to describe Bruce in the 70s/80s is weird to me. I'm all for using them now but using them for that far back, especially when describing his male athletic accomplishments (he wasn't in the women's decathlon) sounds confusing and a bit like rewriting history. Same goes for Bradley Manning. He was a solider who leaked documents. She (Chelsea) is now sitting in prison. I'd love to hear others' thoughts on this. Am I being ignorant or coming off as transphobic?
Also, from Wikipedia:
- Jenner prefers to be seen as male until he reveals his feminine side publicly. He plans to share his new name when he more fully transitions, although he referred to himself as "her" and called his emerging identity "she". His gender transition is the subject of an eight-part documentary series starting July 2015. While Jenner has undergone some cosmetic surgery as part of his transition, he has not ruled out gender reassignment surgery, and feels life as a woman is primarily a matter of mental state and lifestyle. He said he has never been attracted to men and has always been heterosexual, but currently identifies as asexual. His announcement came at an unprecedented time for trans visibility, including legislative initiatives.
I don't know.