EXCLUSIVE: Chaz Bono Opens Up About His 'Very Different Perspective' of Women
By Elizabeth VanMetre
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Chaz Bono reveals that, when it comes to women, he has a "very different perspective."
In an exclusive sneak peek at Saturday's Oprah: Where Are They Now?, the 46-year-old child of Cher and the late Sonny Bono tells Oprah Winfrey that he doesn’t understand the opposite sex quite as well as you might think, after being assigned female at birth.
“I definitely have a very different perspective than a lot of men because I got a closer look at women for many years,” Bono explains. “I don’t think I understand women particularly better. Not the emotional side that men -- we don’t get.”
“Even before [my transition], I would find myself in relationships doing something that I had no idea what I had done, that had really upset my girlfriend and I didn’t know why -- in the same way that men do,” he adds.
Bono’s transition in 2008 paved the way for other members of the transgender community, including Caitlyn Jenner. The Becoming Chaz star even stood up for the former Olympian after she was criticized that her transition was a publicity stunt.