Discussion in 'Teacher Time Out' started by love2teach, Apr 3, 2008.
Apr 3, 2008
Okay...who watched it?! Thoughts, comments......
Didn't watch it. What was it about?
I'm planning to catch the rerun tonight.
Everywhere else in American just about, it's on at 4:00 in the afternoon. Chicago? It's on at 9 AM, then they replay it at 11:05 after the news and Nightline.
At least it gives me a chance to catch it if I really want to see it. It sounds interesting.
Was this the one with the pregnant man on?
I missed this!
IS that really what it was about... I missed it... Please fill us in
My early morning news show had a small item on this. I am finding it hard to describe my feelings towards this "pregnancy". Do I want agree or disagree as to whether or not it is correct? I don't know. I strongly feel that when the child is older and begins to understand how his or her birth came about significant psycological issues will surely arise in the child's life.
Gosh and I was planning on going to bed soon. I may have to stay up to catch the Chicago rebroadcast tonight.
Clarenet- its on at that time here because they sometimes do the live broadcast at 9:00 am. So I believe the 11:05 broadcast is the broadcast that everyone else sees. (time to bleep out issues etc before the feed to the rest of the country). It isn't live often though.
So how would he give birth? C-section?
And how did he get pregnant? What is the story behind this?
Okay, so the father & husband is prego....he was born a woman, decided to become transgender. Had is breast removed and began taking hormones (testosterone) grew facial hair and other parts of his anatomy grew as well to and now looks like a small "something". He stoped taking the hormones when they decided to become prego. He choose to keep his reproductive organs so....he still has all of the correct parts to carry and deliver a baby. His wife is unable to carry, so he is carrying (and they used donor). It is just amazing to see...and I do worry about the child....this poor girl (they shared the sex) is going to go through a lot....
I just read about it on the Oprah site and it says he was born a female.
I think she meant to say female, which would explain why he/she would be able to become pregnant?
How is this poor child going to feel know that her "father" gave birth to her
Just as all know it, she will know. That's the world we live in today. Cool, huh? Not in my book.
I feel like other children or people may shun her. I mean I realize that this is acceptable in our society today, but this is an awful thing to grow up with... Or this is my opinion... I don't want to offend anyone.
I don't think it should be considered as a man having a baby. She was born female and kept her reproductive organs, she is a transgender, a woman living as a man. I know she is legally a man but how many men have reproductive organs?
As for the child, I think she will have the same experiences as other children who are raised by same sex parents.
Yes, I did, sorry! I'll edit my post!
He was a woman. He was somehow inseminated with sperm because he must still have all woman stuff too. Very confusing
I agree- I think that she will have a similar experience as those with same sex parents. It is my hope that she won't be teased by others while a young child. In my experience, young children would not be savvy enough to recall an Oprah episode from about 7 years ago...which it will be by the time she is in grade school. By then many more things (probably stranger) will have happened in our world. Also, in about seven years, I am sure this will have happened other times. It is important to keep in mind, that her "dad" is not a biological man having a baby. She was born a woman. After watching this show, I felt that these were two parents who wanted a child desperately. I think (hope) that with love and support, this child will be just fine.
The children may not recall this episode...but the parents will.
They even mentioned knowing that they may have to move or go into hiding after the baby is born due to backlash and media.
I'm still wrapping my mind around this. It has been said that a person spends the rest of their life trying to overcome their childhood...even if this process doesn't prove disastrous, it will inevitably shape this child's life.