Wednesday, March 01, 2006

A contest!

Which person in the following two pictures is really a woman?


The real answer is neither of them are really women. But the guy in the second picture takes himself a little more serious than Barry Bonds channeling Paula Abdul. In fact he was so serious about it that he had a sex change operation(can you tell? Me neither). And now he demands acceptance as a woman, he's also demanding his job back:
To students at a US primary school, she was Mr McBeth. Now, after undergoing a sex change, 71-year-old Lily McBeth will return to the classroom as Miss McBeth.

Despite criticism from parents, the board of Eagleswood Elementary School in New Jersey is standing by its decision to allow McBeth to resume working as a substitute teacher.

After two hours of public debate and a private meeting with McBeth and her lawyer, the board took no action on calls by several parents to bar her from returning to the school where she taught for five years before becoming a woman.
Ok I don't know much about the standards teachers are held to in this country, I was homeschooled(thank God). But it seems to me that if a person has such deep personal issues as not being satisfied with their gender then they shouldn't be teaching our young people! I mean isn't that a sign of mental imbalance when after 71 years someone decides that "oops, I was supposed to be a woman"? Check out this quote from the article:
Young children will be confused by the conflicting appearance of McBeth, who has a deep voice and masculine features but otherwise looks like a woman, other parents said.
Anyone who thinks this won't traumatize little children is either fooling themselves or stupid. Children shouldn't have to deal with this. Grown ups shouldn't have to deal with this kind of thing either. God made us who we are and what we are for a reason. And I'm pretty sure that said reason was not to have surgery and frighten little children.

And wow he must have gone to a cut-rate plastic surgeon! Kids will be traumatized from the ugliness factor alone. I can just imagine the conversation:

McBeth: I want to be a woman.

Doctor: Ok let's see for $8 million I can make you look like Jennifer Aniston.

McBeth: What do you have for 200 dollars?

Doctor: For 200 dollars you qualify for our Bruce Vilanch special!

McBeth: Close enough, I'll take it

Bruce Vilanch

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