What Makes a Woman?
Good question and terrific article in the NYT Sunday Review by Ms. Elinor Burkett, commenting about the outstanding Mr. Bruce Jenner transformation in to Ms. Caitlyn Jenner.
Ms. Burkett, very elegantly and eloquently exposes many notions I have been pondering about and wanting to put down on paper myself, but I have not being able to properly articulate.
What I’ll do instead is urge you to read the article and with enthusiasm welcome Ms. Jenner
to the alluring but somewhat complicated world of women. A world made not only of pretty nail polish, tight spanx and never ending styles of uncomfortable shoes created to torture large and small feet, but also a world of tired women forced to pump milk in public bathrooms due to the lack of adequate maternity leave, a world of no equal pay and no equal employment opportunity,
a world that most of the times demands to grow a pair in order to fashionably survive in.
Thankfully I hear Caitlyn has kept all her necessary bits in place.
I also want to warn and urge Ms. Jenner, in the likely event the corset shall becomes too tight,
or a bad hair day should strike, the stache start to show, or God forbid, 6 months from now, shall she wake up to be, not on the beautifully and immaculately styled cover of Vanity Fair but back on the less flattering front of the Enquirer, to instantaneously invite the girls over for a “cook and bitch session”, and share with them her newly acquired womanly sorrows and my gooey, out of this world chocolate brownies. They are known to put a stop to all sorts of dramas, put some hair on the chest and cure the blues every time. Smartly us women know, sugar and spices is what we are made of.