One keeps wondering just how far down the gurgler society can continue to go before it fully and finally implodes on itself. The moral madness that passes for political correctness and open-mindedness is spinning out of control today. And as usual, there are consequences to such madness.
Consider the latest case of lunacy. The media has made much of a so-called pregnant male. Of course this is no such thing. This is a pregnant woman. Tracy, a lesbian, decided she wanted to become a man ten years ago. So she undertook some sex-change activities, including removing her breasts and injecting male hormones, while retaining her sexual organs. She was declared to be a man, legally, and then took a wife.
She is now Thomas Beatie, and is six months pregnant by means of sperm donation. This is, to say the least, a novelty, so she/he has gained a lot of media attention, including a recent appearance on Oprah. It was quite a spectacle. Here was this strange mix of swollen belly, bearded face and high-pitched voice, holding hands with his/her wife. It’s the sort of thing one went to ogle at in a circus freak show in days gone by. Now such bizarre cases of social engineering appear on Oprah, make a lot of money, and seek to convince us that they are fully normal, and are as entitled to have a child as anyone else.
Jessica Cantelon picks up this story in a recent column. She first questions all the media hype about this: “If Thomas’ situation were a medical phenomenon that doctor’s couldn’t explain, it might warrant some attention. But this is no medical mystery, simply because Thomas is not really a man. ‘He’ is a biological woman – a lesbian once named Tracy – who decided several years ago to undergo breast removal surgery and take male hormones to grow facial hair. Legally Thomas is a man, but with reproductive organs that are still fully female. Finish unraveling the gender-bending layers, and what sort of news story are you left with? ‘Woman becomes pregnant.’ Big deal.”
She continues, “But the media are eating this up because it’s a freak show. This pregnant woman looks and behaves like a man, and a story like that is just too good to pass up. As our research intern puts it, Thomas is not so much a freak of nature, but a freak of culture – a freak of culture that happens to mesh perfectly with the media’s prevailing liberal ideology.”
This is part of a radical social experiment to achieve a gender neutral society, to implement universal androgyny, to deny sex differences. “These media narratives seem to all play the same tunes: It’s okay to be born a woman who wants to be a man. It’s okay to be a man who wants to bear a child. It’s okay to be born a woman who becomes a man who wants to bear a child. Seriously, the combinations are endless. Radical leftists use culture-freak stories like these to further their vision of a gender-neutral society. The male-female ‘dichotomy’ is being deconstructed as we speak. Say goodbye to the neat simplicity of the two sexes, and say hello to the gender spectrum.”
Consider how this is already playing out in society: “Restrooms at the University of Southern Maine were designated as gender neutral, albeit briefly. A bill passed in California last fall that made unlawful the discrimination of persons based not only on their gender, but also on their ‘gender identity and gender-related appearance.’ And in Colorado, an eight-year-old boy came back to class as a girl. The administrators at this same school are also going the route of unisex restroom facilities. Yes, the gender-neutral locomotive is gaining traction. And it’s sacrificing basic human nature on the altar of political correctness.”
But is human nature in fact so malleable and so gender-neutral? “For decades second- and third-wave feminists have argued that women deserve the same as men, and now this has morphed into the unsubstantiated claim that men and women are the same. Science disagrees. As neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, M.D. discusses in her book The Female Brain, differences between the sexes abound in their brain structure and functions. Biology goes a long way in validating traditional behavioral differences that gender-neutral advocates try to relegate to social constructs.”
Concludes Cantelon, “The blurring of gender lines is not a new thing. But it is meeting a new, unprecedented level of acceptance – all in the name of an alternative moral code known as tolerance. (The word tolerance is getting mangled by those more interested in pushing an agenda than in fairness or egalitarianism). Ensconced in this ideology is the oft-evoked belief that all people have a right to (fill in the blank) with full acceptance from society. No stranger to the victim card, Thomas Beatie falls right into line. ‘I’m a person,’ she whines to Oprah. ‘And I have the right to have my own biological child’.”
“And she’s right. Nobody is telling Tracy that she can’t have her child. Unlike women in China fighting against government-forced abortion, Tracy enjoys complete reproductive freedom. But she isn’t satisfied at the freedom to have a baby; she wants freedom from strangers’ odd looks and natural bewilderment at a bearded pregnant lady.”
Thus the circus freak show has now gone mainstream. This gender-bending madness is a sign of a society in terminal decay. And as mentioned, there are consequences to all this. Transgenderism often results in very real negative physical and emotional effects. But it is not just the adult who is affected. Consider the child of this bizarre union. Being deprived of a father is bad enough. Having a home life that is not much more than a freak show with a frenzied media presence is another cross he or she will have to bear. And the child cannot even be breastfed by his own “mum”. This is simply a case of child abuse, pure and simple. Where will it all end?