Many of my patients are soft in the head. And understandably so: a good chunk of them are infants, the bony plates of their skulls as yet unfused.
Adults don’t have that anatomic excuse; yet soft-headed grown-ups are everywhere.
Consider, for instance, this headline in last Wednesday’s Daily Mail: “Britain's first pregnant man, 21, who stopped transitioning to start a family, reveals emotional trauma of giving birth in the wrong gender.”
Hayden Cross, born Paige, sounded off to the Mail on “the realities of being pregnant as a transgender man, saying giving birth brought up 'a lot of emotions and a lot of feelings' and he didn't feel well supported.”
No sh--, Sherlock. It’s tough to be supportive of blithering idiocy.
A better example of fake news would be difficult to find. Cross is not the first man to be pregnant, because she’s not a man - she’s a woman pretending to be a man. And she didn’t give birth in the “wrong gender”: she gave birth as a woman, using the uterus and ovaries she was born with to carry and maintain her pregnancy to fruition. Read the rest of this entry »