April 30, 2012

si Miriam, ang LGBT at ang Miss U... bow.

i know. this is really out-dated. a lot of things went out. when i first heard of this Miss Universe opening its door to trans women to join the pageant, i tried to veer from giving opinion since i know that the rules have been set already.
thus, whatever blah blah won’t affect the decision at all and besides, i knew that somehow, fellow trans in the LGBT considered this as a milestone victory.
it’ll be like a kill joy to sway against the current.
so i let the issue pass by just saying, “so they change the rules, ok”.

however, i was intrigued with some status on facebook and twitter about this said Miriam Quiambao attacks on LGBT.
am not a follower of the said beauty queen so i decided to browse some issues relating to this “war” that entrenched, if am not mistaken, on the issue of allowing trans women to join Miss U.

while i personally think that there should be no beauty pageants in the first place, in my humble opinion, transgender women should not be joining pageants that were categorically established for natural-born women. meaning, women by nature and who did not, in any way, underwent knife. woman, who can pro-create in a sense that can carry a child in her womb because she is, by nature, biologically capable of.
that being said, can somebody now quote me saying that trans women are fake women? am i being discriminatory? probably, probably not.
we may have equal rights in almost everything but there’s always limitation/s into things we ask for.
why don’t we call trans woman, a woman after undergoing an operation and securing the necessary papers for the legalization of her womanhood?
why do we still put “trans” as an identifier and still categorized her as transgender? why not just call her, a woman?
it is because, no matter what we do, we cannot in this lifetime, or in the coming one, argue that trans woman is totally equal with a woman. there is still a difference and we must accept that fact.

this whole thing about acceptance and equal rights i think, at the very least, already are granted and win to us way back.
although i must still say that some of us continually experience discrimination in many forms, these are totally way seriously different than just joining a woman's pageant. i hope i made a clear point on this. there are more serious issues out there that LGBT community needs to focus on.

hindi naman siguro sasama ang loob at bababa ang tingin sa sarili ng ating mga kafatid kung hindi sila makakasali sa Miss U o sa kahit anu pang beauty pageants ng mga kababaihan. kung tutuusin, meron naman tayong sariling mga beauty pageants na halos kapantay lang din ng Miss U ang recognition at popularidad.

honestly, am not just sure if LGBT has long been battling for transgender to be allowed to join in these beauty pageants.
if yes, then i consider it as faithful crusade.
if not, then why is it only this time that they’re pushing this issue so much?
because of the Jenna Taclova issue? oh well… it became a publicity crusade now.
to add more, if not allowing trans woman in natural-born women beauty pageants considered discrimination, is the LGBT willing to defend the rights of those women who fail short to meet the pre-determined qualifications of these beauty contests?
why not allow chubby, or short-legged, or in a relationship women to join these pageants too so as to fully eradicate discrimination amongst trans women and women?
we are arguing that the nature of being a woman is not only limited biologically.
why then don’t we argue first about the definition of beauty?
that’s why i noted my stance that personally, i believe there should be no beauty contests since a minute form of discrimination and subjectivism is always present.

as to Miriam Quiambao, here’s a sample link on the issue.

i feel for her in a sense that we have the same stance on Miss U's exclusiveness for natural-born women. all her tweets are nothing less than opinions, which i believe everyone’s entitled to.
i must admit that i have a few simple rebuts and questions to her to enlighten me about her tweets, but it’ll be useless to discuss it here furthermore since it’s impossible for her to reply on me and give a damn.
say whatever she has to say. after all, her words don’t represent the whole woman-ity.
i think it’ll be better to ignore her and not be so touchy at times.
the LGBT doesn’t need her i swear. she needs the LGBT rather…trust me.


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