LOVE this commercial! And, not just because it’s about wine…though, that helps.
I refuse to believe that hunters and responsible gun owners can’t have a meaningful conversation about better gun laws. The same way I believe that more can be done to identify people who are either mentally ill or just plain evil. As a society, and as individuals, we need to realize that whatever systems we have in place right now are not working and we have to take action to find something that does.
My fella has said he wants to go on record predicting the Houston Texans will make it to the Super Bowl this year. He says, while they are masters of nothing, they have an amazing all-around team that he thinks is going all the way.
I’ll consider this my proof on February 3rd if he was right or not.
(And, for the record, he’s a Saints fan, not a Texans fan so this isn’t just a bandwagon prediction.)
The 2012 Miss Universe Canada Pageant is coming up on May 13th and, due to some recent controversy, we care. This is the group that has the exclusive rights to send a Canadian representative to the Miss Universe Pageant…not to be confused with Miss Canada or Miss All Canadian. Who knew, in this day and age, there were still so many different pageants? But this isn’t about pageants.
What got us talking is how beauty queen, Jenna Talackova, was kicked out of the Miss Universe Canada competition last month. Not because she committed a crime or anything immoral. It was because she’d been born a man, even though she says she’s known she was a girl since she was four. She started hormone therapy at 14 and had sex reassignment surgery in 2010. No matter what definition you use, she is now a female. A ridiculously hot female, at that!
It’s not just me that think so. The boys and I were chatting yesterday about her, rightfully, being allowed back into the competition. “The Miss Universe Organization will allow Jenna Talackova to compete in the 2012 Miss Universe Canada pageant provided she meets the legal gender recognition requirements of Canada, and the standards established by other international competitions” is the official statement released. They’ve basically said if the Canadian government or any higher level competitions say she’s eligible, then they agree. Reports this morning say her lawyer is trying to deal with Donald Trump directly about getting that distinction cleared up since he runs the Miss Universe organization.
But, back to the point. The guys agree she’s smokin’ hot…but they wouldn’t have sex with her. They couldn’t get past it. Despite the fact that they know she’s way out of their league, if she hit on them, they couldn’t get past the knowledge that she used to have male parts.
I can’t fault it. So much of sex is mental and what we find attractive, we have absolutely no control of. We have no idea what makes us define ourselves as either male or female and no idea why we’re attracted to certain genders. We’re just born that way! Saying I don’t find you sexually attractive doesn’t mean I think you’re not a man or not a woman. It’s just means I don’t want to have sex with you.
I’ve tried to compare it from the other side of the field: would I be sexually attracted to a man if I knew that he’d been born a woman? Honestly, it would probably depend more on what he looked like than the fact that he was transgender. I don’t know if that’s me being open minded or superficial. Probably a blend of both.
How about you? Would you be able to understand that it was just a case of mistaken biology and get past it?