I was riding the bus the other day and I saw a sign that confused me. The sign was right above the first seats of the bus and it said the seats were reserved for those with disabilities, the elderly and pregnant people. Pregnant people? Really? I understand that political correctness has taken over society but to my knowledge it hasn’t taken over science. People aren’t pregnant; Women are pregnant.
Gender identity is something that has always fascinated me, even more so now that I have a little girl. Why when I found out her sex did I automatically paint her room pink? Why when I go to McDonald’s do I announce “Happy Meal GIRL?” She loves cars and dinosaurs just as much as she does dolls. Am I forcing her to be a girl or is it in her DNA? But That’s a whole different blog post.
Pregnant people, NO, it’s pregnant women. I understand the transgender man Thomas Beattie has children. I am a pretty liberal thinker and I believe that he has the right to do anything he wants. He and his wife wanted children and that’s how they wanted to do it. OK good for you guys. You can be a man because that’s what you want. But the second you become pregnant you are a woman.
I understand why someone wouldn’t want to be a woman. It’s hard we have to deal with a lot of garbage (Check out one of my fellow bloggers post this week: A Skill Set vs. A Nice Set) I am in no way against transgender people. I think they are some of the bravest people on the planet. Think about it, Chaz Bono was suffering so much that he would be better off publicly becoming a man. The extreme down pouring of hate and scrutiny was, in his eyes, better than continuing life as a woman. That took balls; I salute you.
I’m not saying you have to be a woman forever. You can be a man before you’re pregnant and after you’re pregnant but while you are pregnant you are and will always be a woman. You can still dress like a man, hell when I was pregnant I dressed like an idiot. I don’t care what you look like or what anatomy you have when you have a baby inside you: you are a woman. Embrace it.
It’s not an issue of how people chose to live their lives. It’s just that the ability to carry and deliver a baby is one of the core definitions of what a woman is. (The ability to have children is not the ONLY definition of a woman; I’m not saying that) I’m merely saying that it is our gift and we’re not sharing it with men.
If I were a real rebel I’d graffiti that sign and cross out the word “people” and write it big bold capital letters “WOMEN!”