I don’t often watch the news. I generally avoid it, because it bugs me (it’s also imperative to wear either bullsh*t goggles or a bullsh*t decoder ring when viewing). Tonight was no different. There was a segment on Jenna Talackova, a model representing Canada in the Miss Universe pageant, who was recently disqualified for having been born a man. I was gobsmacked as the segment played on, and my blood began to boil. I was seething. I’m pretty sure my eyes bugged out, too. Were they not aware that she had to have competed in and won pageants here in Canada in order to qualify? I highly doubt she showed up at Trump’s front door, and said: “Hey you, Donald. I think I look sufficiently similar to your daughter, only thinner, to have a solid shot at the Miss Uni title. What do you say?” all the while winking coyly at him. Pfffft! Whatever!
I’m not a huge fan of Gloria Allred, but I sure am glad Jenna secured her to represent this case. As it turns out, after a press conference today in Los Angeles, Donald Trump (the president and owner of the Miss Universe organization) opted to overturn the decision and allow Jenna back into the competition.
This is a step in the right direction, and a win for Human Rights. I really hope she wins. Go, Jenna, GO!