This Ripped Powerlifter and Former Marine Just Came Out As Transgender

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A bodybuilder formerly known as Matt Kroczaleski has come out as transgender, and now goes by the name Janae Marie Kroc. The Daily News reports that—in addition to being a champion powerlifter, cancer survivor, and former U.S. Marine—Kroc takes Grade A selfies, which you can find on her Instagram account.

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In the caption of a photo posted yesterday, Kroc wrote:

I am currently still living life in both genders. I am trying to wait until my sons are out of high school before moving forward...

I also feel I need to state that I do not fit into any of the boxes that society attempts to put us into and never have. I do identify as both transgender and gender fluid because these are the closest any available labels come to describing who I am. As my profile states I am both an alpha male and a girly girl; hyper-masculine and hyper-feminine.

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She continued:

In a perfect world I could snap my fingers and go back and forth at will but of course that world does not exist. That being said if I am forced to pick a gender I identify with more it is female. However, this really isn’t about me being a boy or a girl or something in between. This is just about me being me, who I am and who I know myself to be.

She identifies as mostly female, but not exclusively! She’s a girly girl and an alpha male! She’s both hyper-masculine and hyper-feminine! And even though she lives in a world where transgender rights have a long way to go, Janae Marie Kroc doesn’t give one-eighth of one fuck about what you have to say about her refusal to self-identify in simple terms.

If you don’t approve, I imagine the force of her flexing biceps will cause a gust of wind so powerful that you’ll be knocked down to a level well below the plane of total confidence and existential certainty where she is currently chilling, thriving, and lifting.

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Lilly (Hungry hungry hipster!)

I’m not really critiquing, but what’s with the snarky tone of this sentence?

She identifies as mostly female, but not exclusively! She’s a girly girl and an alpha male! She’s both hyper-masculine and hyper-feminine!

Seems odd to me in the context of this article and her announcement. Is it not snarky and I’m misreading it?
(also the fact that it just put all of it into italics when I used the quote box kind of fucks up the accuracy of the quote and takes away the perceived snarkiness, but OK kinja.)