“Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.” Gen 5:2 (KJV)
The title above is for a letter written to the Bloomsburg Press-Enterprise (PA) by my wife, Rae Kurland. The letter was occasioned by a headline in the May 21st issue,“Pregnant man’s tragedy tests gender notions.” She puts the rejoinder to this nonsense much better than I could have. The letter follows.
“I write to comment upon an article which appeared in today’s edition of the Press Enterprise (21 May 2019). The headline read “ Pregnant man’s tragedy tests gender notions “ On the contrary – the headline tests the credulity of the reader. One of the basic permises of biology is —MEN DO NOT BECOME PREGNANT. I have actually seen this article in several other sources and I assume it is a standard AP handout trumpeting today’s political orthodoxy with little or no attention to fact.
It has now become fashionable to choose one’s “gender” as one prefers (a grammatical note—nouns have gender; humans have sex). One can choose their own identity—I can, for example, choose to be identified as Mary Queen of Scots. I can lose a hundred pounds, have extensive cosmetic surgery to change the shape of my face, invest in a good wig and a new wardrobe, learn French and insist that everyone address me as “Your Majesty,” but I will never actually become the tragic Queen of Scotland.”
A society which seems to be willing to accept the sad illusion that a male can be pregnant is a probably equally unwilling to see that the Emperor has no clothes.”—Rae Kurland, Bloomsburg Press-Enterprise, 23 May, 2019.
The featured image is of a pregnant male sea horse (courtesy Wikimedia Commons). Humans aren’t sea horses.