6/4/12

Watch Miss Rhode Island Clinch Miss USA With Transgender Answer

Fans tweeted the this final question, a first for a Miss USA pageant and asked a question about another first.

Source: Buzfeed.com What really clinched the win for Olivia was probably her answer about whether transgender pageant contestants should be allowed to compete and win. She said, "I do think that that would be fair, but I can understand that people would be a little apprehensive to take that road because there is a tradition of natural-born women, but today where there are so many surgeries and so many people out there who have a need to change for a happier life, I do accept that because I believe it's a free country." Watch her and the other four finalists answer their questions in the video.

I couldn't agree more Amy! I am thrilled that her answer in your opinion was largely responsible for her win. But is it possible there were no "Natural Born" woman in that competition.

"Natural born". What does that mean? dictionary.com definition

nat·u·ral-born

adjective

1. native-born.

2. by virtue of one's nature, qualities, or innate talent: a natural-born musician.

...makes no mention of gender, only attributes such as talent or abilities. So saying someone won the Miss USA Pageant because she was really, I mean really more woman more naturaly born is pretty absurd, intrusive and rude as quantifying a persons humanity always is. Transgender people could write volumes on that topic alone.

Peter McKnight at the Vancouver Sun makes a strong scientific argument that there is No such thing as a natural-born woman.

The reality is, in my opinion, we are all naturally born.

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