Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Do It For The Kids ..?


Oprah is known for having pretty interesting topics on her show.

But for her Thursday, April 3rd show, guests Thomas Beatie and his wife will be on to talk about their first child that they are expecting in the summer.

But here's the catch: Thomas is the one who is five months pregnant.

Thomas and his wife will be on the show to discuss his decision to carry their child. His wife is unable to carry a child due to a hysterectomy. Thomas was born with female reproductive organs:
I am transgender, legally male, and legally married to Nancy. Unlike those in same-sex marriages, domestic partnerships, or civil unions, Nancy and I are afforded the more than 1,100 federal rights of marriage. Sterilization is not a requirement for sex reassignment, so I decided to have chest reconstruction and testosterone therapy but kept my reproductive rights. Wanting to have a biological child is neither a male nor female desire, but a human desire. (boingboing.net)

5 comments:

cecilia said...

i have no idea how to react to this except...*jaw drop open*.. where do we draw the line? this kid is going to grow up getting teased so much... poor kid. selfish in a way if you think about it...

Ginny said...

wow. i'll make sure to tivo it.

Aly Beth said...

And people thought Arnold Schwarzenegger was joking!

Anonymous said...

I think saw him (it was some transgender pregnancy guy and there's probably only one making the rounds) on 20/20 last week. Their doctor is pretty cute. Her eyes would look up every time she was trying to think of her response. Barely out of med school, it seems.

When I saw the trailer, I thought it would be some bizzaro implantation thing, but it made sense.

Anonymous said...

What's so interesting about a female, having a baby? She could call herself a guy all she wants, she still has her XX.

-Sang