Why Has A Picture Of A Transgender Girl On The Cover Of National Geographic Magazine Sparked Controversy???
Reader, a transgender girl on the cover of National Geographic Magazine has sparked controversy. The National Geographic recently unveiled the cover of the January 2017 issue, which will feature nine-year-old Avery Jackson on the cover. The issue focuses on the “Gender Revolution” and Avery graces the cover because she is a transgender girl. The cover includes a quote from Avery: “The best thing about being a girl is, now I don’t have to pretend to be a boy.”
It's good to see bigoted people getting upset over an issue that has been so large in public media over the last few years. The article is about transgender people. Not the benign cisgender issues that it has previously covered, hence a trans girl (NOT a boy dressed up as a girl) on the cover instead of some stock photo of a cisgender woman. Nat geographic covers important topical issues and it's no surprise that they want to cover this, much to the dismay of people who hate the topic and the people it's about. They are known to stir controversy and expose people's inherent sexism, racism, and bigotry.