Here is an interesting observation regarding her support of Ted Cruz.
Though she has tried to position herself as a leader in the trans community, Caitlyn Jenner's support for Ted Cruz shows she remains terrifyingly clueless on the push for transgender rights. This week, the reality TV personality announced she would support Cruz for President in 2016. Let me say that again: Caitlyn Jenner supports virulently transphobic, homophobic Senator Ted Cruz in the 2016 Presidential Election.
In an interview with The Advocate, Jenner (a long-time Republican) discussed her thoughts on current slate of contenders for the GOP Presidential nominee, saying, "I like Ted Cruz ... I think he’s very conservative and a great constitutionalist and a very articulate man."
She went on to explain her vision of her involvement in Cruz's potential future administration:
"And I have all my girls on a trans issues board to advise him on making decisions when it comes to trans issues," she said. "Isn’t that a good idea? ... Trans ambassador to the President of the United States, so we can say, ‘Ted, love what you’re doing but here’s what’s going on.'”
Of course, Ms. Jenner is no stranger to throwing the rest of the trans community under the bus. In her interview with TIME last year, she disparaged trans women who do not have a cisgender-normative appearance (do not "pass" as cisgender) as looking like "men in dresses." She later apologized for the remark, but only after an enormous uproar from the trans community. She's also made comments implying she does not support gay marriage, and has decried the trans community as engaging in "outrage culture," "political correctness," and lacking a sense of humor.
How exactly are we supposed to interpret a woman who is the self-appointed face of the trans community (reinforced by the constant media circus that surrounds her) supporting a virulently transphobic candidate from a virulently transphobic party?