Submitted by Anonymous:
Oh boy, this is a big one Anon!
I’d first like to start off with a disclaimer: I mean to offend no one with my response and have done research in order to sufficiently answer this question, therefore I mean no disrespect and hope this response is taken as an informative piece.
Caitlyn Jenner has spent the majority of her life hidden in a body that did not fit who she was. At birth, gender is decided but not agreed upon. Please understand that coming out of the womb as male or female does not certify gender. Caitlyn Jenner’s outward appearance now fits who she has always been on the inside, a female. This is Caitlyn’s true self. This was not simply a choice but rather a coming out of sorts. Rachel Dolezal is a completely different story. Whereas Caitlyn revealed who she truly is, Rachel Dolezal chose to hide who she truly is. She chose to conceal her true identity for personal gain; Caitlyn Jenner revealed herself because concealing who you really are eventually finds its way into the light – as Rachel has recently learned. Rachel Dolezal pretended to be black because she said that being black is who she feels she truly is. Tell me, Reader, what does being black or white or purple feel like? When does one wake up and decided that the color of their skin is not “who they are”? Whichever race you are born into is the race you are, there is no changing that because you feel like it.
There are many articles circulating on this very topic and one common response is that Caitlyn Jenner did not choose to be female, she was born into that gender category without a minor part – genitals. However, genitals do not define gender. Rachel Dolezal was born Caucasian, to a Caucasian family, and is in no way able to “change race”. Scientifically, there are many genetic characteristics that define one’s race and separate one race from another.
It is insulting to even categorize Caitlyn and Rachel together simply for that fact that one revealed their own truth and another hid behind a lie. Caitlyn is female. Rachel is white – and a liar – simply put.
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