The sexually ambiguous humans among us are here to stay. Regarding the Oregon man, Thomas Beatie, who claims to be pregnant…
I suspected when I heard the headline that he either had a sex change or was a hermaphrodite AKA intersexed. Indeed, the man used to be a woman. And he retained some of his female reproductive organs. He’s married to a woman.
But my first burning question was, who is the father? Did his wife also have a sex change–was she formerly a man, who retained some of HER male reproductive organs? So i had to go glance at a few paragraphs about the story.
I don’t know why everyone seems so shocked, Obviously, men can’t have babies. So you know right away this is being hyped. Neighbors have seen the man recently and swear he doesn’t look pregnant to them. Regardless, it was ridiculous for the British online paper, the Telegraph to print the headline “‘Pregnant man stuns medical profession.” I’m relatively certain that no medical professionals were stunned. Now, if he was biologically and completely a man, and they discovered he was pregnant, that would be stunning. The news media just can’t help but make the unsensational, sensational. I’m sure this was a deliberate decision made by he and his wife, since reports state she is infertile and they wanted to have a baby. Duh.