Call Me Janie
Interesting thing this MyVanityFairCover (#MyVanityFairCover) movement.
By making Vanity Fair covers of their own, some transwomen are protesting the cis-normative, white-privileged image they say Caitlyn Jenner is perpetuating of what trans women are. Funny though that almost every MyVanityFairCover I have seen is of a cis-normative white trans woman.
Of course we trans women come in all shapes, sizes, races and colors, but having a household name come out as trans is the biggest gift we could ever have had. It normalizes us; it allows millions of people who have never known what a trans person was to intersect with us. Instead of characterising the Vanity Fair portrayal as restrictive and incomplete, let’s just revel in Caitlyn’s courage and be thankful for the generous attention paid to her.