What Really Fascinates Me About Caitlyn Jenner

I admit it, I caught the final glimpses of Bruce Jenner. I sat down and watched his 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer. He came across as a very personable and eccentric guy. I got an extra dose of him when Sidney convinced me to watch “The Kardashians” for the first time in my life. We watched the two episodes that dealt with how Bruce’s family was handling his decision. Once again he seemed like a super nice guy. Well, he is not a {super nice} guy anymore.

The Vanity Fair cover blazed across social media like wildfire. We have all probably heard the same cliché punchlines hundreds of times by now. I am not writing this blog post tonight to make fun of Caitlyn Jenner. I am not writing it to question or condemn Ms. Jenner either. Rather, I am writing this post to actually marvel at modern surgical procedures.

This image of Caitlyn Jenner created quite the buzz today.

This image of Caitlyn Jenner created quite the buzz today.

In my mind, I am always amazed that a person can be a man and completely transform to a woman. I feel the same way about a woman completely morphing into a man. I am saying this in a strictly transformation sense. I mean holy cow, doctors are incredibly good. To sit back for a moment and take in the fact that we have medical professionals who are skilled enough to legitimately turn a man into a woman is pretty crazy. I wonder if these doctors thought to themselves in their toddler days, “Hey, I am going to grow up and develop the skill where I can change the sex of people.”

From the completely objective view, the capability of anyone being able to do this is fascinating. For someone like me who knows about as much about medicine/surgery as I do about Khloe Kardashian, it almost seems to me like magic. People should not be able to just go from a boy to a girl or from a girl to a boy (saying this in a bewilderment state, not in a condemning state).

I think the Jenner saga blew my mind even more. When I saw him just a short time ago on 20/20 and on his reality show, he had female characteristics but was still very much a man to me. Then, seemingly at the snap of the fingers, she is now a full-fledged woman. Jenner seemed to go through a door in one condition and then walked out in a whole different one. When Jenner told Sawyer that the next time he would give an interview would be when he was a woman I was expecting that date to be a couple years down the road. I had no idea it would happen so fast. Absolute craziness.

Human advancements in medicine/surgery are absolutely crazy. No matter what way you lean in all of this, and I am keeping my own mouth shut, you can’t help but admit that. It makes you wonder what the next major transformation procedure will be. Don’t Blink.