posted on May, 7 2019 @ 08:24 PM
This is just
I did not put this in a place like the Mud Pit because this isn't meant to be a discussion on the relative merits of transgenderism as a whole.
I just don't understand how we do this. How do you take a man, let him identify as a woman, and then when s/he auditions for a male role in an opera,
praise her for being the first woman to play a male role?
Although Lucas identifies as a woman, he plays a man, singing the baritone role of Don Giovanni.
And especially how do you get away with it when the role is a baritone?!
I mean this is a perfect example of biology. Lucas has this voice because of biological sex differences. The XY chromosomes gave her(?) that powerful
baritone everyone is gushing over.
This case is illustrative — not just because it is a transgender "first." Lucas identifies as a woman, but he still has the male biology
that led him through puberty and gave him a deep voice. This is a clear case of biology — from his X and Y chromosomes in every cell of his body to
the hormones that led him to develop masculine features — winning out over transgender identity.
And how do you praise what is basically a man for playing a man? I know she identifies as a woman, but it's not like this is a stretch for her. She
has the male voice thanks to her biology.
Oh, and the role she's playing is a womanizer.
Not only that, but praising this is forgetting Shakespearean times when all actors on stage were men, regardless of role.