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Martine Rothblatt//Through Thick And Through Thin?//Thelma Asks...


When I watched Season 1 of OITNB I constantly found myself putting myself in the shoes Of Sophia's wife. Sophia is a transgender woman, she was once a married man with a child. I empathized with the wife who had to deal with a husband who suddenly felt the need to become a woman and actually start to work towards achieving that dream, with surgery, hormonal pills and all. Can my love withstand that kind of challenge or will I jejely bow out? I told myself not to overthink such things, they only happen in the movies. Oh how wrong I was. 

Martine and her wife. 

I learnt today on Laila's blog that the highest paid person in the USA is a transgender woman, who like Laverne Cox's character in OINTB is married to a woman, with kids too. 

More pictures below. 




The highest paid female business executive in the United States was born a man. Martine Rothblatt, who earns $38 million-a-year as head of United Therapeutics, was a married father-of-four before undergoing a sex change in 1994. Born into a Jewish family in San Diego, Martin trained as a lawyer at UCLA, married, had children, and went into business. Twenty years later, she has been named top in New York Magazine's list of the 200 most successful entrepreneurs - one of just 11 women in the list. She rocketed to success as a man in 1990, investing in the $19 billion digital radio industry years before any other company. Last year, the firm posted a revenue of $1.1 billion, making her the most successful businesswoman in the world's most powerful nation. Rothblatt is still married to her wife of 32 years Bina. Her children still know her as 'dad', while her grandchildren have adopted the nickname 'Grand Martine' instead of grandmother. 




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Can your love withstand this kind of transition?

Do you find it strange that a transgender is the highest paid business person in the United States?

Comments

  1. I keep saying,love is overratted. So the wife of 32yrs wld now become a lesbo in order to keep her marriage?
    Well,its the men who can get away with this cos I donno if a man wld stay if its his wife that has the sex change...whatever biko!!!

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    1. Truth. How many men will stay with a wife who changes her gender. I can hear men say Love gbakwa oku. Lol.

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  2. Thelma, I don't find it strange at all. America, my fave country on earth happens to be fair to all. Once you are good and talented at what u do. The sky is ur limit. There is no telling how far u can succeed. That's one of the many reasons I love USA.

    Who ever thought that a black man would rule America. CEO

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  3. Thelma, I don't find it strange at all. America, my fave country on earth happens to be fair to all. Once you are good and talented at what u do. The sky is ur limit. There is no telling how far u can succeed. That's one of the many reasons I love USA.

    Who ever thought that a black man would rule America. CEO

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  4. No o! Which yeye love withstanding that kind situation?
    But imagining it is making me laugh out loud!
    I don't find it strange that a transgender is the highest paid business person.

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  5. ...to your questions:
    NO! I can't.
    Yes, I can, he is still a man at heart.

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  6. my love can't deal with such. Love gbakwa oku

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  7. I still don't know the rationale behind sex change. Why would I want to become a man?

    -F

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  8. Lol from the African perspective I have 99 reasons to become a man,just don't know why a man should turn to a woman. J

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  9. www.eniwealth79.blogspot.com10:02 am, September 09, 2014

    It's a NO for me.

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