Friday, January 29, 2010

Another Pregnant Man


The headline to the story reads "Another Pregnant Man". I remember when the first of these stories came out a while back, and my reaction is the same the second time around. THIS IS NOT A MAN.
For some reason the media promotes this as though it were a man who by some freak of nature was able to conceive a child and carry it to term I don't know somewhere in his urethra. That is obviously not the case here. Just like the first time around we have a woman who has been changed surgically to look like a man. Fine. I don't care what you want to do to your own body. If you want to add a third eyeball because you feel that you were supposed to be born a tri-clops, whatever, that is your business. But please then don't act as though you are doing something special.
You may look like a man, but so what, all your parts are still woman on the inside. I mean for goodness sake the lunch lady at the high school has a moustache and is well on the way to a beard. That doesn't make her a man either. For the record, no man has EVER given birth to a child, and they never will.
To add to the odd factor here, the partner is also a woman. So, we have two women who are both surgically altered to appear like men. They then couple up and date another woman who looks like a man.
For the sake of this child I really pray these parents can provide some sort of positive identity to this life they have created. This baby will have two mothers pretending to be fathers, and no one to actually be a mother or is that father. You see the dilemma.

2 comments:

Mookie said...

"For some reason the media promotes this as though it were a man who by some freak of nature was able to conceive a child and carry it to term I don't know somewhere in his urethra."

As soon as I finished this sentence all I could think of was an old episode of King of the Hill. Hank apparently has some urethra issues, and his dad finds out and says, "I aint got no narrow ureti, my ureti is so damn wide I could pass a baby through it if I had to"

But yeah I get your take on this. The media is oversensationalizing a freak show to be something it isn't. And it would be interesting to be a fly on the wall of that household to see how they answer the kids questions down the road.

renaissanceguy said...

All to make people feel "normal" and "just like everyone else." Wacky!