Desire of having is the sin of covetousness.
- Shakespeare, English Dramatist and Poet (1564-1616)
Jenna Talackova, the 23-year-old transsexual contestant who was set to compete in the Miss Universe Canada beauty pageant this May, has been disqualified. “She did not meet the requirements to compete despite having stated otherwise on her entry form,” the organization says in a press release. “We do, however, respect her goals, determination and wish her the best.”
I’ll admit it, when I think of transsexuals, the first thing that comes to mind is people like Chaz Bono, people who were somewhere inbetween the two sexes to begin with and probably won’t be attractive whether they’re left as they were born or if they go for the sex change.
I also have this theory that the more homophobic a person is, the more gay they really are and that the biggest homophobes are the ones struggling the hardest to repress their homosexual desires, so I take pride in never worrying about saying something that “sounds gay.” That being said, this is disturbing to me. You think of people that you’d consider hooking up with and you think, “Oh yeah, I could totally tell if it was a shemale or a man who got a sex change.”
Look again at the photo and realize that while Jenna’s hormone therapy started at 14, this is a person who had a penis dangling between “her” legs until the age of 19 and just a couple years after that penis was sliced and diced, she could walk into a bar on any given night and probably have a steady stream of guys hitting on her.
Now imagine this, if Jenna’s not into full disclosure and has had a one night stand or two, for the one guy in the bar who might taken her home, imagine after taking her home and bragging to his friends about this hottie he’d banged, maybe one of his friends googles this Jenna Talackova girl and the truth gets out. “Dude, you went home with a dude!” From what he may have considered one of his greatest conquests, it would probably end up something his friends would never let him live down.
As I look at this photo of “Jenna” a final time, this “chick” is so hot, whether meeting her in a bar or at a grocery store, I don’t think there’s any way you could imagine anything other than pure, sexy woman. It’s scary. I’m trying to sort this out and all I can come up with is two possible conclusions: either science is so good it’s wrong, or maybe some people really are born with the wrong sex. I don’t know which it is, but I’m wondering if it makes me gay, the fact that I got turned on by Jenna’s sexy picture.