Monday, 10 November 2014

No Two Ways

Let me start by saying that I have nothing against LBGT people.  I have friends who are members of these groups.  However there is one point that I have an issue with.

Recently I saw a lifestyle story about a transgender person who was proud of being able to breastfeed "his" baby.  I'm sorry but that is taking things way too far.

If a person is uncomfortable with the gender in which they were born and chooses to change it, that's fine.  They can change their name and identity, adopt the lifestyle of the gender that they prefer, and even undergo reassignment surgery if they are able.

But it has to be a one-way trip.  Women who choose to live as men shouldn't suddenly decide to have a baby and then breastfeed it just because they want to or because they've retained their female parts.  You wanted to be a man, so live like one.

Same goes for the opposite.  A man who wants to live as a woman shouldn't father a child just because s/he can.  This is the consequence of living as a woman.

All this stuff does is twist the very concepts of sex and gender into something unrecognizable.  I can't help but be reminded of the song "Those Were the Days".

And you knew who you were then
Girls were girls and men were men
Mister, we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again
Didn't need no welfare state
Everybody pulled his weight
Gee, our old La Salle ran great.
Those were the days.


  1. To many of us...any of us...think we're entitled to xyz.

  2. I totally agree with you. I can't stand it when people think they can have their cake and eat it too. It's wrong.