Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Contradictory Nature of Transgenderism


You'd think that in the U.S.A, land of the free and home of the brave, that we'd be most progressive when it comes to individuality.  Yet, it is countries like Nepal that provide a third sex recognition; though they don't have a real place in society beyond the designation, they do have a beauty pageant!

This is an article from 2010:

In context of Nepal, transgender people are legally recognized as a “third gender,” but are often resigned to a life ostracized from their family and community. Typically transgender people didn’t get any special space in the society apart from just giving blessings at weddings or prostitution. Nepal’s first openly gay Member of Parliament, Sunil Pant in coopethird genderration with the NGO Blue Diamond Society, decided to act for uplifting their situation in the society. They also wanted to capture the attention of the younger generation by appealing to things they are generally interested in: fashion, beauty, music and talent. So they launched the first transgender beauty contest in Nepal called “Beauty and Brain in Action”.
 
They wish that society should accept their reality and true identity and of course should give them chance from sexual abuse to family support, from being a victim of violence to becoming a voice for the voiceless; and from self-hatred to dignity.

Recently, Nepalese Transgender Meghna Lama crowned Miss Third gender 2010 with first runner up Kushi Rai, and second runner up Swastika Lama, during the annual beauty pageant in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Sept.12, 2010.

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