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Caitlyn Jenner Poses for Sports Illustrated 40 Years After Olympic Win

I hate Caitlyn Jenner. I wish the straights could bother to foist a patron saint on the trans community that’s less full of shit and better at driving.

Anyway, from E!:

A lot has changed since Caitlyn Jenner walked away from the 1976 Summer Olympics an international champion. To start, her name was Bruce then and she identified publicly as a man.

Yeah and water is wet. Thanks E!. Let’s see what Caitlyn had to say about all this, though.

“For those two days in July of 1976, I was the best in the world at what I did,” Jenner told the magazine [Sports Illustrated]. “On the other hand, the decathlon was my best friend, and that was over. I lost my beard.”

While the sport provided an escape for the star, Jenner says she was not pleased with the physical side effects of becoming an Olympian.

“It disgusted me. I was big and thick and masculine. The rest of the world thought it was this Greek god kind of body. I hated it. But it’s what I was given, so I just tried to do the best I could with it.”

That’s a struggle. Still don’t think you’re a great person. Gonna use your platform to make sexist jokes? Come on, Cait.

“Sports. It’s not real life,” she said. “You go out there, you work hard, you train your ass off, win the Games. I’m very proud of that part of my life. And it’s not like I just want to throw it out. It’s part of who I am. What I’m dealing with now, this is about who you are as a human being. What did I do for the world in 1976, besides maybe getting a few people to exercise a little bit? I didn’t make a difference in the world.”

Maybe focus less on your heels and more on helping a community of people who can’t afford the surgeries they need to pass and be accepted. Most trans women end up turning tricks because no one will hire them, and not with their own reality shows. Come on, Cait.

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