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Transgender participant in Miss Universe beauty pageant disqualified after being revealed as trans

alexandraerin:

mandapolos:

alexandraerin:

mandapolos:

alexandraerin:

mandapolos:

It’s entirely possible that she was disqualified for something like not yet legally changing her gender but I doubt that’s the whole story, especially since they won’t say why she’s disqualified.

And?

? Speculating on possible reasons for her disqualification? 

You haven’t added anything new to the idea that she was disqualified for being trans, though. You just phrased it a little differently.

Ah, I see. I was trying to make a distinction between technically legal methods of disqualification and others. 

And that kind of hair-splitting legalism doesn’t sit well with me. It gives cover to bigotry. 

If they eventually come out and say that sadly they unfortunately had to disqualify her because a form still inaccurately reflected her as male… there is not a universe in which they would have kept her on even if she had all those particular i’s dotted. There would have been some other reason.

Or “no reason”. I guarantee you they have the right to disqualify people for no reason. We’d be hearing something about the “spirit” or “traditions” of the competition. Or they’d be saying that it’s not a disqualifying feature but not being upfront about it was.

Whatever rationale they’re using is just that: a rationale. The reason is that she’s trans. Positioning some excuses as more legitimate than other ultimately legitimizes what they’re doing.

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