27 March 2008

So you want to be a daddy...

So now we have a pregnant man. (Just a hint, if you haven't read the article, this blog won't interest you in the slightest. Hell, it may not even if you HAVE read the article.)

Hey, who am I to judge? Just because I don't particularly like kids, and refuse to have any of my own doesn't mean I don't understand that some people want them.

What I'm really having a problem with here is the flak that these people are getting. The endocrinologist who treated Mr. Beattie was unconscionably rude. "Shave off your facial hair." OK, do you also give that directive to the females you treat? Let's face it, some of us women have WAY more facial hair than half the guys around us.

The response *he got from his brother was abominable. How can you say that to another human being, much less your own brother?

What the hell is wrong with people? Why can we not live and let live? So you don't want to be a trans-gender man giving birth? Don't get a sex change and don't get inseminated. It's pretty easy, really.

*Yes, I shall continue to refer to him as "he" even though he has his female plumbing. He lives as a he. He is a male. Thy ovaries do not make thee a woman. And the lack of a dick does NOT mean you're not a man.


You Know My Name said...

I can see why a story like this would get media attention, but I don't understand how people can be so mean.

Lisa M said...

If nothing else, maybe he can help people to see that "parents" and "mom" and "dad" aren't just Ozzie and Harriet anymore. As long as they are good to their kid, who cares? I know plenty of parents who shouldn't have custody of their kids, be we let them keep 'em and keep breeding.

Anonymous said...

The Enquirer says today (saw it in the checkout line, my subscription hasn't started yet) that this guy tried to commit suicide by jumping off a building.