On last night's TRMS, Rachel Maddow took time to look at exactly why Caitlyn Jenner's public debut onto the world stage is historic and why her arrival will save lives.
Speaking of the impetus behind Caitlyn Jenner's decision to transition, Maddow said:
We all have moments in life when we have decisions to make and sometimes we decide we need to pick up and move in a big way. It could be as benign as telling your parents you don’t want to be a lawyer after all, it could be as scary as loading everything you own onto a raft and shoving off to another country. We all have moments in life somewhere along that scale for reasons that seem particular to us but are likely shared by a lot of other people. And we’ve reached that moment when the choice is moving forward or staying where we are for no kind of life at all.
With a nod to the trans community's "mostly nameless bravery," Maddow noted that being trans is still "one of the more difficult roads to walk in this country" but, thanks to Caitlyn Jenner, she pointed out that more trans youth will make it through the challenges that face them: "More people will make it through because Caitlyn Jenner made it through and is making it thorough. This is absolutely history."
Watch the segment, AFTER THE JUMP…