Former Olympian Bruce Jenner, who calls himself "Caitlyn," is very shy about being seen outdoors these days. According to my insider, the 65-year father-of-six is surrounded by security and extreme majors are taken to prevent the paparazzi from snapping daylight photos of him.
The reason for the cloak and dagger precautions is that Jenner had a "panic attack" after undergoing his facelift in preparation for his first solo reality TV series.
Dr. Harrison Lee, who performed Jenner's facelift, along with a procedure called "facial feminization, posed with Jenner holding a copy of the controversial and heavily Photoshopped issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
Even though Dr. Lee is "extremely happy" with the results of his work, Jenner has some trepidations. Lee said Jenner suffered a panic attack, but he said such attacks are normal.
Jenner concealed his face completely during a quick trip to a fast food restaurant yesterday. Producers of his reality TV show, I Am Caitlyn, placed a board in front of Jenner, who sat in the back seat of an SUV. The board had a video camera that was affixed to a hole to film Jenner in privacy.
The insiders say Jenner constantly holds up filming with demands for special lighting and constant makeup retouching every 15 minutes. "He's very self-conscious about his new look," says the source.
Meanwhile, a insightful NY Times op-ed piece written by a 68-year-old biological woman who objects to Jenner, Laverne Cox and their ilk redefining what it means to be a woman.
Elinor Burkett writes:
Their truth is not my truth. Their female identities are not my female identity. They haven’t traveled through the world as women and been shaped by all that this entails. They haven’t suffered through business meetings with men talking to their breasts or woken up after sex terrified they’d forgotten to take their birth control pills the day before. They haven’t had to cope with the onset of their periods in the middle of a crowded subway, the humiliation of discovering that their male work partners’ checks were far larger than theirs, or the fear of being too weak to ward off rapists.
Burkett also takes issue with transsexuals and their supporters forcing women to adopt politically correct terminology such as "front hole" or “internal genitalia” (to replace the trans offensive word 'vagina') and "uterus owners" to describe reproductive women.
Read the article here.
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