Bruce Jenner’s Transition Questioned By Actress Championing Gender Equality
Poor Bruce… An actress used Bruce Jenner’s gender transition to help make an argument about gender equality but ended up being blasted by critics instead.
According to NY Daily News reports:
Alice Eve is feeling the heat after claiming that Bruce Jenner is “playing at being a woman.”
The “Star Trek Into Darkness” actress made the controversial claim on her Instagram page in response to the former Olympian’s interview with Diane Sawyer in which he confirmed that he is transitioning to become a woman.
Eve initially blasted Jenner in an attempt to argue for equal rights and wage equality.
“If you were a woman no one would have heard of you because woman can’t compete in the decathlon,” she wrote Monday, referring to Jenner’s heralded gold medal victory at the 1976 Olympic Games.
“You would be a frustrated young athlete who wasn’t given a chance,” she continued. “Until women are paid the same as men, then playing at being a ‘woman’ while retaining the benefits of a man is unfair.
“Do you have a vagina? Are you paid less than men, Then, my friend, you are a woman,” Eve concluded.
After receiving backlash on social media, the 33-year-old actress attempted to clarify her comments.
“I’m not saying by identifying they are negatively impacting feminism,” she wrote.
“I am saying that we have to refine the language on this topic so all men, women and transgenders are accurately represented in their process of self-identification.”
Eve also thanked social media users for discussing the topic with and broadening her perspective.
“Maybe this needs a little thought. I felt confused and now I feel enlightened and like I know what education I need to move forward.”
It sounds like she started out with a good argument but didn’t think her position all the way through.
Did you know women couldn’t compete in the decathlon? Was Alice Eve’s argument fair or foul?
She ended up deleting her original post and posted a photo of David Bowie as his androgynous 1970s persona Ziggy Stardust…