Men’s Health Magazine about to Promote Transgender

A woman might be a cover model for Men’s Health magazine.

When I go shopping, especially if I go to a place like Trader Joe’s, I often see a dairy product or a chicken for sale that advertises that no hormones were used on the animal. The government insists it doesn’t matter (and I don’t have a firm position one way or the other) but people are very concerned about hormones in their food. They don’t think it belongs in their bodies. They don’t think it is healthy.

But now a “transgender man” is likely going to be voted as the cover model for Men’s Health magazine. A woman who shoots herself up with hormones in order to have a beard but no breasts (unless that was surgery) is going to become the representative of men’s health.

Good Morning America made it a human interest story: “Meet the Transgender Man Who Could Be a Men’s Health Magazine Cover Model.”

A transgender man could end up a cover model for Men’s Health after thousands of votes have poured in for the magazine’s cover contest.

Aydian Ethan Dowling of Eugene, Oregon, is blowing out the competition for Men’s Health’s “Ultimate Guy Search” with more than 34,000 votes. It’s more than 25,000 votes than the contestant in second place.

The nationwide contest aims to find a man who “possesses all of the qualities that make up today’s well rounded, active, health conscious and thoughtful guy.”

Judges are “looking for a guy who is fit and fearless; a doer who gives back and leads by example,” according to the contest site.

Dowling, a transgender man and activist, has documented his story on his YouTube page and Facebook in an effort to help other transgender people grapple with their body or transition.

So this is a healthy male. Notably, Dowling and the Good Morning America story give a hint of how totally unhealthy this all is. The article quotes from Dowling’s answer to the question, “How Do You Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle? How Has That Lifestyle Helped You Overcome Challenges In Your Life?”

Dowling answers:

I maintain a healthy lifestyle by making sure my life is in a balance. Just like you eat foods in a balance I do my absolute best to keep my mental mind in connection to my body so they can grow healthy together. The battle that can come with the mirror can be completely dark and engulfing. As a Transgender Male, having a healthy body and mind is my ultimate goal to find peace within my soul. Although I may always have some kind of battle with my body, I continue to work every day for a happy peace within.

How does a woman who is doing everything she can to make her body look like a man’s pretend that she has any chance of “peace” with it?

[See also, “Transgender Lying to Kids: ‘Sometimes Men Have Babies.’”]

And what does she possibly have to do with men’s health? Shooting up hormones is not a healthy way to treat your body. Health involves taking care of one’s body and making sure it performs at its best. Dowling has obstructed hers. There is nothing healthy about it, either biologically or psychologically.