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Bruce Jenner : An American Television Personality And Retired Athletic Champion

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Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, is an American television personality and retired athletic champion. Jenner’s name and gender change became official on Sept. 25, 2015 and she is now one of the most famous openly transgender people in the world. Thousands of articles have been written about her and I plan to compare two that contrast each other greatly. The first article is written by Matt Walsh for TheBlaze, an independent news and entertainment television network and website, with locations across the United States. The second article is written by Meredith Talusan for The Guardian, a British national daily newspaper. Walsh’s article, titled “Calling Bruce Jenner a Woman Is an Insult to Women” has a negative take on Jenner’s transition. In contrast, Talusan welcomes the positive affirmation of Jenner’s gender identity in “Do you applaud Caitlyn Jenner because she is brave, or because she 's pretty?” and reminds readers that the forces of economic privilege and beauty standards affects most trans women.

Walsh writes his article in an informal tone and his negative attitude towards Jenner is portrayed through his word choice. He warns parents of the “profoundly disturbing image” of Jenner that will be on the cover of the next Vanity Fair issue. He describes this image as “Bruce dolled up in makeup and hair extensions, with parts of his face, forehead, and throat shaved off for cosmetic reasons, and his chest enhanced by hormone pills, Photoshop, and silicone.”
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