Stephen Ira, Transgendered Son of Warren Beatty, Calls Chaz Bono "Misogynist"

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Chaz Bono's media appearances and stint on Dancing with the Stars won over many people this fall. The transgendered son of Warren Beatty is not one of them, though.

Stephen Ira, who was born a girl named Kathlyn, is 19, and is the child of Beatty and Annette Bening. He writes a blog titled Super Mattachine. Why's he mad at Chaz?

Because Bono told the New York Times that being transgendered is essentially having a “mismatched” brain and body, akin to a “birth defect like a cleft palate.”

"I do not have a birth defect. If you feel you have a birth defect, fine. That’s how you feel. Go feel that,” Stephen wrote. “Do not put it onto me. Do not define me."

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"Do not define other trans people that way unless they claim that label. It goes beyond that, though," Ira continues. "Chaz Bono is a misogynist."

"He is a trans man who seems to believe that his female-assignedness and socialization makes him immune from being a misogynist, and he is manifestly wrong."

He adds, "This man doesn’t represent our community. The next time you hear Chaz’s name brought up in a conversation about transgender issues, point out the things he says about surgery, ‘birth defects,’ and women.

“Because I don’t want a single person thinking this guy is the best of us."

Fun fact: Chaz's mother Cher dated Warren Beatty back in 1962!


Rock on Chaz and You too Cher!How can anynoe hate Chaz, He was absolutely killer on this Show!


I think all Chaz was saying is that (to him) trans-gender is not so much a mental illness or neurosis as it is an anomaly one is born with, "like" a birth defect. The scientific community is still studying this and there is no clear consensus that I am aware of. Trans-gender has been categorized in the past in the group of disorders known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder. One extreme example is that group of people uncomfortable with their legs and seek amputation, sometimes going to great lengths to make it happen. Because so many trans-gendered people report that they have felt the way they do for pretty much their entire lives, many suspect a genetic or in-utero source of the condition.




I'm with you guys- kate and pak31


I agree kate. This guy is going off the deep end and obviously has issues if he's letting what Chaz says get to him. I kind of agree with Chaz . If you look like a female but think like a man, there is some sort of mismatch going on. It's the way you are wired when you are born, I think he's saying that there is a little something wrong, a defect that causes one to think the opposite of what they are. Chaz is entitled to his opinion. It may not be factual but it's just an opinion. I don't think he meant it means you are less of a person because of it.


he didnt say EVERY transgendered person....he was obviously referring to himself. what an insecure person to assume that chaz was talking about him.


radar online....copy paste, word for word, lol. (difference is that they posted hours before you....really sad)


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