The Pregnant Man vs. How Chromosomes Really Work

Remember Thomas Beatie, the transgender man who was on every television news show in existence as the world's first pregnant man? Even Oprah dedicated an entire hour to the once female who had an operation to become male. . . and eventually pregnant. Beatie, gave birth naturally last week to a little baby girl. What makes it a girl? The fact that she has two X chromosomes; just like daddy.

You see, when a male is born, they automatically carry the X chromosome from their mother and the Y chromosome from dad. Females are born with just two X chromosomes lacking the Y chromosome to properly balance them out. Beatie was born with two X chromosomes and although he was surgically made to look more male, takes testosterone (or did before becoming pregnant), and had his gender legally changed from female to male, he is still genetically a female. There is no escaping that.

Why then has the media decided to play up the idea that this transgender male (or would it be a transgender female? (is that a double negative??)) Also, why did this once female decide to become male but then at the same keep retain full functioning female reproductive organs?

I feel it's not a male or female desire to have a child. It's a human need. I'm a person and I have the right to have a biological child," Beatie said to every news outlet imaginable.I actually opted not to do anything to my reproductive organs because I wanted to have a child one day. I see pregnancy as a process, and it doesn't define who I am."

That's where Beatie is wrong. NO MAN wakes up one day and finds himself unable to shake the desire inside to let a fetus gestate in his insides so that one day he can push it out into the world. It's a wonderful process. . . . for women. Women who have two X chromosomes just like Thomas Beatie.


RC said...

interseting really is so bizarre.

God Of Bacon said...

That's almost as creepy as dressing your six year old girl like a Las Vegas hooker and parading her around on a stage.

readchaseblogger said...

You're right. The only way it would be creepier is if the six year old girl was dressed up like a Las Vegas and forced to where a prosthetic penis in her underwear while being paraded around on stage.