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“Man” is Pregnant

April 4, 2008

Former Hawaiian beauty queen, Thomas Beatie, age 34, is now pregnant and married to a woman. See the interview with photos on the Oprah site. When queried about why he kept female reproductive organs after the sex change, Thomas replied that he wanted to have a baby some day.  He/she commented: “It’s not a male or female desire to have a child,” he said. “It’s a human desire. I have a very stable male identity.”

Of course, the alarming and disconcerting issue here is not her desire to have a child, but rather the gender and identity confused environment in which that child will be raised. By altering her natural gender, Thomas has redefined his/her identity, an identity that, at its core, is artificially and sexually constructed.

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  1. April 4, 2008 7:45 am

    Somehow we found ourselves watching this episode last night and were blown away. It is a shocking example of how gender-confused/relative/neutral our culture is becoming.

    We thought it was particularly interesting how the “pregnant man” said that he felt like he was comlpetely a man in his role and in all other ways. Yet, when it came time to make the full transition he did not want to give up his reproductive organs because he wanted to bear a child in the future. Oprah asked him if he recognized that as a tension or contradiction. His answer was he is secure in his manhood.

    They want to retain man/woman roles yet at the same time distort distinctions and come up with their own definition of man/woman.


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