Caitlyn Jenner Says The Idea of Dating a Man Is ‘Attractive’
Caitlyn Jenner has been working to educate the public on transgender issues since she began living openly as a women earlier this year. But by her own admission, she's got a lot to learn, herself — both about being trans and about emotions and some insecurities she's grappled with along the way. In a new I Am Cait clip, she sits down with academic, trans woman and GLAAD co-chair Jenny Boylan for a chat that's illuminating for both Cait and the viewer.
"It would be very attractive to me to have a guy treat me like a woman," Caitlyn tells Jenny, who makes an "urr, what?" face. When Caitlyn formerly identified as Bruce Jenner, she was married to Kris Kardashian Jenner and dated women exclusively.
"What does that mean?" Jenny asks.
"Uh, that you would be treated like a normal woman. Okay?" Caitlyn answers. "Like any other woman on the street, and not make it this big trans thing, or this or that. Just a normal relationship."
Jenny patiently sets Caitlyn straight on the concept of what defines a "normal" woman — a concept that means something slightly different to everyone — and tells her no man can give her the self-acceptance she's seeking. "So, you know what, Caitlyn Jenner? You are a normal woman, right now, today. A man is not...You don't need a man to make you a woman. A woman can make you a woman," Boylan says, as Jenner seems to consider it. "I think it's a thing that women do: we look to men to give us self-worth...I think now that you're in the sisterhood — you have gone to such trouble to be a woman, don't be a stupid one! Be a smart one." Well said.
I Am Cait airs this Sunday on E! at 8 p.m.
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