Chaz Bono has a vagina.
Why does this never come up? Newly monikered Chaz is referred to in the media as “he.” Chaz Bono was born Chastity Bono to Sony and Cher Bono on March 4, 1969. Before her gender switch, she was best known for being the famous couple’s daughter and writing two books about coming out as and living as a lesbian: Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families (1998) and The End of Innocence (2003.)
Sonny Bono sadly perished in a skiing accident in January 1998.
In 2008 Chastity began the process of becoming a man. She takes hormone injections because Chastity apparently felt she was a he trapped in a she’s body. Now, secondary male sex characteristics like facial hair, a deeper voice, muscles (hard to tell but I’ll take Chaz’s word for it), make the former Chastity feel like a man. She changed her moniker to Chaz and legally became a male in 2010.
Becoming a transgender is not “new,” not like the iPhone or fried beer. The first well-known transgender was Christine Jorgensen, who felt compelled to change from a man to a woman 1950 in Copenhagen. He was born in the United States and returned here to live after the surgery.
Before Chaz there was widespread coverage of the woman who is legally a man but gave birth in Oregon; he scaled back on his male-hormone injections so he could carry a baby in his uterus. This “male” was headlined across the nation as “The Pregnant Man.” Thomas Beattie is the man who gave birth, and he did it naturally. Through his own uterine canal. One can only assume he sat on the potty and went pee using his urethra (thank you for my forgotten bio lesson, c.s.) Beattie now has three children and began taking hormone injections again.
Why is does silence surrounding this hypocrisy? Seems there should be a Broadway play called “The Vagina Hypocrisy” starring Chaz and Beattie, who gave birth wearing a beard. Can you imagine the crowds? Heck, the Vagina Monologues was a big hit.
Chastity Bono was a beautiful girl, from the looks of it. Though had she been born with features more closely resembling an Aye-aye than those of a little girl, the story would be the same.
But wait! I do not begrudge a good sex change. Go for it. I don’t understand it, don’t even come close to understanding why changing genders would be a desirable or valid choice for anyone. Much less why it is considered a medical condition. However, I accept that I do not understand everything. Just don’t ask me to believe something that isn’t true, because I won’t. Cutting off breasts and giving yourself shots does not a man make. Getting breast implants and giving yourself shots does not a woman make.
But because Gender Identity Disorder is a medical condition, taxpayers pay for prisoners’ gender reassignment surgery. Convicts are not granted gender reassignment surgery although this law has been, and is being tested. Prisoners do continue to receive hormone replacement therapy if it was started before the perpetrator committed and was convicted of their crime. The surgery itself costs about 20K, but often needed plastic surgery can total up to 100K. This is beyond incredible! Murderers, pedophiles and rapists are asking law-abiding people to pay so they can feel “comfortable” in their own skin.
(The above information is incorrect. Prisoners continue to receive hormone therapy if it has been started before they are convicted of a crime. They are not granted gender reassignment surgery although this law has been tested by killers, for example, who have thus far unsuccessfully sued to receive the surgery.)
I really do not care if a killer, pedophile or rapist is not comfortable. In fact, I hope that those people are not comfortable.
That’s all I’m saying. I can’t call you a he when you were born with female machinery. Can’t call you a she when the opposite is true. We might need a new word.
Regardless, Chaz can dance the night away. She is in good hands.