This one for you Bruce
There are certain things that Diabetic Investor never thought we would see. Yet news that metformin usage may impact the sexual orientation of fish makes us believe that nothing is impossible. Yes according to a research done at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee when metformin makes its way into freshwater it can cause intersex fish. Basically male fish who become female fish who produce eggs.
Yes according to Rebecca Klaper, who spearheaded this research when speaking about metformin stated; “It is the chemical we found in almost every sample and in the highest concentrations compared to other emerging contaminants — even higher than caffeine”. But Ms. Klaper’s research is just beginning as she goes onto to state; “We’re now working on a paper that investigates the metabolic pathways at various points in the fishes’ life to see what is changing”. Frankly Diabetic Investor cannot wait for the results of this truly groundbreaking research.
Now we hate to be cynical here but our gut tells us that Ms. Klaper is capitalizing on Bruce Jenner’s interview with Diane Sawyer. Yes nearly 17 million people tuned in to watch Jenner, once known as the world’s best athlete, tell Ms. Sawyer that he’s really a woman and that he’s always been a woman. News which must come as a shock to anyone who witnessed the then male Jenner win the gold medal back in 1978.
Yes we know there are many who believe that this interview and sex change is nothing more than a publicity stunt. After all besides being known as the world’s greatest athlete, Jenner is also part of the Kardashian clan. Now just in case anyone has been living on Mars for the past 10 years or so, no one can state with a straight face that this clan is shy. The Kardashians and publicity stunts go together better than peanut butter and jelly.
Still Bruce, who for the moment is retaining his male name, swears that this isn’t a publicity stunt and he really wants to be a woman. That his switch from the world’s greatest athlete to a 65 year old woman is being done …. wait for it… to change the world. To strike a blow for transgender people everywhere. To show the world that regardless of gender we all put our pants on one leg at a time, we just happen to zip from different sides.
Listen Diabetic Investor could care less if Jenner is a man, woman, fish or foul. As Momma Kliff used to say different strokes for different folks. Yet we do see a real opportunity if Jenner is really serious about changing the world. If he is truly serious and this is not a major publicity stunt Jenner should ask Ms. Klaper about becoming part of her research. Who knows maybe Ms. Klaper can help Jenner become the woman he wants to be but also the incredible Mr. Limpet.
And we thought the diabetes world was wacky.