For What It’s Worth…My Two Cents

June 9, 2008 at 8:52 am | Posted in What the hell? | 3 Comments
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So I’ve not taken to writing much because I guess I don’t have much to say right now plus it’s summer and who wants to be cooped up inside writing on the computer when it is hot outside.  I guess me for now because I do have something to say and it’s raining outside.  So here goes…

There has been a lot of press on the “man” pregnancy of Thomas Beatie.  This morning while making my usual rounds on the celebrity gossip websites I came across this link showcasing an update on the pregnancy as produced by Good Morning America.  I am completely and utterly intrigued by this story not only from a biological standpoint but by a sociological standpoint.  I’ve personally never had a problem with same-sex/transgendered couples adopting/raising children because there is too much shit going on in the world to deny a loving home to a child regardless of how they come to be in this world and into their family. 

My problem – is if you watch the video the reporter feels the need to interject the fact that this couple has openly “sold” their story and that anyone having children/raising children know how expensive it is to do so.  So why does that matter?  Does anyone honestly think that this family could find any privacy in their quest to build their family?  Does anyone honestly think that the press wouldn’t be camped out on their front lawn, at their physician’s office and the hospital trying to get an interview/photo/glimpse of this couple? 

I applaud Thomas and his partner Nancy for using the press to their advantage and controlling, as much as humanly possible, what is written/photographed about their life story.  It is fairly obvious that the press would hound these people until they more than likely would have to sit down and tell their story just to try to live a normal life anyway so why not use it to your advantage?  Fuck Good Morning America….

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  1. Interesting thought. You’re right, no matter what they did, they would be hounded until they gave in. I don’t have any issues with “different” types of couples having/adopting kids either. What I find so interesting about this couple is the media asking “Is the world ready for a man to have a baby?” Well, technically, she/he is not a man. I think it’s the wrong question. Is the world ready for a transgender female to carry a baby to term – looking like a man. Maybe. Maybe not. Who cares? They obviously went to great lengths to have this baby. So who should care how they go about it? If the “other half of the couple was carrying the baby it would not have even been on the media radar. Its all sensationalism at its worst. In the profound words of King Julius … “so shut up”.

  2. Agree with both of you Mom

  3. I swear I don’t know why but it is just hot when you cuss.

    xx


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