I’m both angry and nonplussed at this report in the New York Post.
In Oct. 2020, Los Angeles resident Bennett Kaspar-Williams, 37, gave birth via caesarean to a healthy baby boy with his husband, Malik.
But in the process of having little Hudson, Kaspar-Williams was troubled by the constant misgendering of him by hospital staff who insisted on calling him a “mom,” the Daily Mail reported.
“No one can ever really know whether having children is possible until you try — being born with a uterus doesn’t make conceiving or carrying a certainty,” the father — who began transitioning in 2014 — said of his parenthood journey. “That’s why it’s so important that we stop defining ‘womanhood’ in terms of ‘motherhood,’ because it’s a false equivalency that all women can become mothers, that all mothers carry their children, or that all people who carry children are mothers.”
Kaspar-Williams realized he was trans in 2011 and began transitioning in 2014, a process which included getting a $5,000-surgery on the top but not the bottom half of his body.
“It was really liberating,” he said of the surgery to remove his breasts. “I never could have anticipated what a relief it would be to find them gone. It was a huge weight off my shoulders.”
The process of trying to conceive, being successful, and being pregnant were not challenging to his gender identity, he said. In fact the only real cause of unease regarding it was the way medical professionals continually assumed his gender.
“The only thing that made me dysphoric about my pregnancy was the misgendering that happened to me when I was getting medical care for my pregnancy,” he said. “The business of pregnancy — and yes, I say business, because the entire institution of pregnancy care in America is centered around selling this concept of ‘motherhood’ — is so intertwined with gender that it was hard to escape being misgendered.”
There’s more at the link.
That’s so ridiculous it’s beyond pathetic, all the way to mind-boggling insanity. Let’s get one thing clear. It’s beyond scientific and medical question – absolutely, certainly, irrevocably true – that a man cannot get pregnant or give birth. A man doesn’t have the physical organs necessary to do that, and doesn’t have female chromosomes to start with. Pregnancy is always, everywhere and only a female issue. I don’t care what an individual pretends to be, or wants to be, or is convinced they are – if they’re pregnant and give birth, they are not a man. Period. (You should pardon the expression.)
If anyone expects me to humor their delusions and refer to them by lying about their sex, that’s their problem. It’s not mine, and I won’t do it. “Mr.” Kaspar-Williams expects me to enable “him” by calling “him” what “he” isn’t. I won’t.
It’s long gone time that we stopped this nonsense of pretending that the politically correct, transgendered Emperor has new clothes. In this case, the Empress is still female, stark naked (metaphorically speaking), and gibbering about it. Having already lost her head, it’s time she lost her crown, too.