Wednesday, July 21, 2021

More Positive Transgender Hype!

 By now, I am sure you have heard the exciting news the cover model of this years "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit issue is transgender woman Leyna Bloom. 

When I first heard the news, I think it took awhile for the enormity of the cover to set in. 

Obviously, it is one thing to make it into the issue as a transgender woman at all but to make it on to the cover is wonderful. 

All of my thoughts turned to "back in the day" when I worked as a restaurant manager and had a "Sports Illustrated" subscription. all my cooks knew I was going to be receiving the swimsuit issue and were clamoring to see it ASAP. 

I can only imagine their reaction when they found out the cover model was transgender. 

Perhaps times have changed enough that it's time for a Leyna Bloom to be accepted. 

1 comment:

  1. I've never been enthused by the SI swimsuit edition. What sport is that, except the one of men objectifying women? Of course, I've never had a body that would look good in a bikini, although I know that I would have worn one if I ever had had such a body. I still wouldn't have worn one for the pleasure of some misogyny-driven male.

    The Seattle Times did a write-up on this issue. The comments on facebook were absolutely disgusting - not just because of the fact that SI used a trans model, but because she's trans, period. This is ultra-liberal Seattle, for crying out loud! Of course, I'm sure the majority of negative comments came from trolls. Still, it's more telling of the "dudes" who are turned off (?) by it than the trans woman.