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WomanBlindsSelfonPurposeBecausesheis"Transblind"

M.A. Rodabaugh
M.A. Rodabaugh Writer, Humorist, Journalist, Mogul Influencer
2y Philadelphia, PA, United States Story
Woman Blinds Self on Purpose Because she is "Transblind"

As we scroll through our Timelines and see the myriad of posts about Trans rights and Trump's latest ban on transgender individuals in the military, something like this makes us stop and double back. 

Kelly Sharp wrote an opinion piece for Eagle Rising on Jewel Shuping, a woman who identifies as "transblind," claiming she felt destined to be blind and purposely poured drain cleaner into her eyes.

WHAT?

The video attached to the article feels like something straight out of TLC's "My Strange Addiction." There are some mental or emotional imbalances at play but it begs two questions:

1) Why would someone do that to themselves? 

2) Why is this labeled "transblind." Trans rights are on the front line of media coverage and political debate right now. This is insulting to the present issue at large. 

Shuping claims the narrative often heard from actual transgender children. The ones that say "growing up, something just didn't feel right. I didn't feel normal. I wanted to be a girl/boy." Shuping says her mother used to tell her that if she stared directly into the sun she would go blind. She wanted to be blind so badly that she would stare at the sun for hours on end. 

The whole story is cringe-worthy. The worst part is this happened back in 2015 and for some reason has resurfaced to a viral sensation status. 

Image credit: http://static.snopes.com/app/uploads/2015/10/jewel-shuping-blind-transabled.png


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  • 9gag
    2y ago

    9gag brought me here.

    9gag brought me here.

  • 9gag
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    2y ago

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  • Rmochi
    2y ago

    Transblind is not even a thing. Why is this surfacing again, and why are you wasting time writing about it? You are only spreading this message of ignorance and stupidity and influencing other idiots to adopt 'transblind-ness'. Had you simply ignored it, it most likely would've just disappeared as quickly as it did previously.

    Transblind is not even a thing. Why is this surfacing again, and why are you wasting time writing about it? You are only spreading this message of ignorance and stupidity and influencing other idiots to adopt 'transblind-ness'. Had you simply ignored it, it most likely would've just disappeared as quickly as it did previously.

  • Michael Davis 78
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    2y ago Portland, OR, United States

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  • Michael Davis 78
    2y ago Portland, OR, United States

    I could say a lot of judgmental things but she evidently has mental issues that were addressed too late. So many in society are self destructive in some way. 

    I could say a lot of judgmental things but she evidently has mental issues that were addressed too late. So many in society are self destructive in some way. 

  • Angelrtalk
    Angelrtalk Talking, it's what I do.
    2y ago New York, NY, United States

    Sick. 

    Sick. 

  • mka
    mka
    2y ago New York, NY, United States

    This is extremely alarming. Have you heard of any other responses?

    This is extremely alarming. Have you heard of any other responses?


M.A. Rodabaugh
Writer, Humorist, Journalist, Mogul Influencer

M.A. is a doting dog mom, comedian, writer, writing coach, social media guru, and journalist. She will always make you laugh in inappropriate settings.

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