Pregnant men – I approve!

April 2, 2008 at 7:51 pm | Posted in Gender | 3 Comments
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Although nothing more than an unlikely rarity – applicable only transgender men who have kept their reproductive organs and who are with a partner who cannot conceive – I very much approve of the story of Thomas Beatie (quoted from THE SUN – I don’t think it’s a shock, but I guess that’s what the straight world needs to label it in order to avoid questioning their own petty preconceptions):

Transsexual Thomas, 34, shocked the world when a picture was released showing his bearded face and growing belly.

The Hawaiian ex-lesbian kept his female reproductive organs and is nearly six months pregnant.

In clips from the show, which will be aired tomorrow, Thomas says: “I’m a person and I have the right to have my own biological child.” |…]
According to the clips from the show, Nancy tells how a hysterectomy left her unable to conceive.

Thomas said: “If Nancy could get pregnant, I wouldn’t be doing this.”

When he switched gender, Thomas had his breasts removed and began taking testosterone in a bid to grow facial hair.

But after keeping his female reproductive organs, Thomas fell pregnant through artificial insemination.

He expects to deliver a girl around July 3.

In an interview with an American magazine, he wrote: “Wanting to have a biological child is neither a male nor female desire, but a human desire.”

Thomas Beatie

I only wish the mainstream would more often accept the assigned gender of transgender folk – here, Thomas is probably only granted the label ‘man’ because of the exotism that goes with the idea of a pregnant man.

Incredibly cute hedgehog!

April 2, 2008 at 6:34 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Now that I’ve got a job where I get paid for writing and blogging, I am really not in the mood to write something on my own blog anymore – but I can still post cuteness! This hedgehog, for instance, is incredible! What is he/she cracking – m&ms (hopefully not)? Nic-Nacs (hopefully neither)? Doesn’t look like a healthy treat for an animal – but cute nonetheless!
Hey, what’s going on here? The video says “no longer available, but it is – on youtube itself. Some not very smart person (i.e. the person who uploaded the video and who thinks that nobody else should benefit from it has blocked its inclusion. Thanks for spoiling our social web experience, silly!

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