April 03, 2008

YEESH

Oh my heavens, now MEN are getting pregnant before I am.

Posted by Sarah at April 3, 2008 08:31 PM | TrackBack
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This story honestly makes me wish I would have grown up during my grandmother's generation...although, at 92, my grandmother is still alive. Good grief...the wierdness (and that's the best word I can come up with) of this world is out of control.

Posted by: Nicole at April 4, 2008 02:39 AM

Apparently I can't spell...*weirdness* (if it's actually a word)

Posted by: Nicole at April 4, 2008 02:44 AM

Everything I've heard on this story is doublespeak.
The pregnant person has, and was born with, all the female equipment needed to get pregnant. This person is NOT a male, just wanted to be. But the PC world keeps referring to her as a man. I find it very disgusting that they are even playing it up.

Posted by: Ruth H at April 4, 2008 08:54 AM

Iím with Ruth H. This freak isnít a man.

Let me get this straight, she wants to be a man but was born a woman so she is in the process of changing her sex. But sheís so convinced she should be a man that she felt the need to give birth to a child. Yes, how manly of her.

I feel for the child. How screwed up with that kid be?

Posted by: tim at April 4, 2008 09:14 AM

Ugh, this made me so mad. I try to be open minded about things, but either you are male or female. I don't see how you can feel that you should have been born male, take all these steps to become one, and yet say "leave the uterus! I might need it one day!" Basically what this is, is a pregnant woman in man-drag. So why is that news?

Posted by: Ann M. at April 4, 2008 01:25 PM

It's a very confused individual.

Posted by: Green at April 4, 2008 01:49 PM

Wow... I'm a little flabbergasted by some of the comments, but I recognize every one's feelings are valid.

However some education might be in order, for those that are curious/interested.

My opinion first: I think anyone who truly wants children and can have children and do go ahead and have children, well there's worse scenarios I can think of. Anytime a child is wanted, that's a positive thing in my view. Regardless of whether the person identifies as male or female.

Some background info...
Gender ambiguity occurs in 1 out of 20,000 babies.

I recommend reading Middlesex to better understand transgender/ambiguous gender or AIS experience.

Many people are born with certain combinations/levels of X and Y chromosomes that determines whether they clearly have a penis or a vagina.

Some people are born with different levels so their sex is ambiguous(not clear) which can result in having the genitals of one sex but they have the emotions and hormones of another sex - which tends to show up in puberty. Some have characteristics of both males and females.

Doctors often assign a sex early when gender is ambiguous or a baby has characteristics of both genders. But when this happens, sometimes the assigned sex isn't the one the baby later identifies with. This is why you sometimes see the phrase "trapped in a man's body or a woman's body etc"... they are literally stuck with the gender assignment that was given at birth. This isn't liberal-speak, it's medically, scientifically a reality for many people. These people are not freaks or "confused" either, they're human beings. They don't deserve better than pity or scorn.

Another good source of information: http://www.healthyplace.com/Communities/Gender/intersexuals/intersexuality_faq.htm

Posted by: Crys at April 4, 2008 05:24 PM

::flushes red::

I mean... "they deserve better than pity or scorn."

Major typo on my part, my apologies.

Posted by: Crys at April 4, 2008 05:47 PM