Today while I was reading a magazine, I came across an article about Chaz Bono being engaged. For those who do not know Chaz Bono, he was the daughter of Sonny and Cher. Yes, he was their daughter. Some years ago, Chastity Bono underwent a sex change operation to become "Chaz" Bono. Today he is engaged to a woman, Jennifer Elia.
This article reminded me much of Bill’s situation in Promethea. The only difference is that Jennifer knows that Chaz used to be a woman while Bill’s lover did not know that Bill was a man. Not only does Jennifer know that Chaz was a woman but almost everyone in the world knows since he is a celebrity. She seems to accept him for who he is while Bill’s lover shot Bill when he found out his real gender. This raises the question: Is Chaz still a woman even if he does not look or act like one? Many people would say yes and many women would not even consider dating him. However, he found one woman who is perfectly comfortable with him. The answer to my question is different according to the person you ask. Bill’s lover would probably say that Bill is really a man while Jennifer would say that no, Chaz is no longer a woman. There really is not a correct answer because there are so many factors to take into account and it can be a very complicated situation.