1. If you haven’t seen Jon Stewart’s take on Caitlyn Jenner’s first appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair, it’s really worth three minutes of your time:
2. Somewhat related, I’ve coined a term I’ve seen happening to myself in the lead-up to my friend’s wedding: “Beauty product creep.” Which is when you think, “Oh, I will be on display at this event and expected to be pretty–I’d better stop at Sephora again and get brow gel and non-reflective face primer and about 20 more things I don’t usually use but suddenly need.” It’s a little exhausting. But on the bright side, I just got VIP status with the Sephora rewards program…
3. And finally:
(I just love the goat on the left. I don’t actually Skype with my parents.)
OMG that’s exactly what I was thinking about Jenner. On the one hand the coverage is all about how beautiful she is; would she be getting such props if she didn’t ‘pass’ so well? I’m kinda of peeved she came out as the stereotypical hetero-man-fantasy; that is, I certainly don’t have those looks and I actually feel less feminine, much the way a young girl responds to Seventeen and Glamour and needs all those beauty products and clothes to feel up to par. What has Caitie been doing since winning that medal anyway? running the Kardashian empire? making mint off the Bruce brand? doing anything for advancing disenfranchised youth to help them get ahead in sports and education? I actually have no idea… haven’t checked Wiki but the news coverage certainly hasn’t included this detail. I did read a little of the Vanity Fair article and apparently Bruce is a cheap, bitchy man; Caitlyn is a generous, benevolent woman. Maybe this story is no more complex than “be true to your inner self to find happiness within and spread it around to others.” Sounds like the next princess story. Call me when Disney does the movie, OK??