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A Thought…

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.

   — Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A pregnant pause

Posted on 2022-Mar-21 at 22:10:00 by Phil

Pregnant Person

How did we come to this? Has our “woke” culture lost its simple mind? I never hear the term “pregnant woman” used any more in articles or on the news. It’s almost always now a reference to a “pregnant person”. Wha?

It has been a few years since my last biology course, but I seem to recall that only females of a species can become pregnant. Yes, in a few species, the fertilized eggs may be transferred to the care of the male partner, but that’s unusual, and the male really still isn’t pregnant (at least, in the sense of a placental mammal).

I realized that in humans, a distinction might be made between adult females and teen-aged females (women versus girls), but unless that distinction needs to be made, “woman/women” will do fine. So, who decided that pregnancy should be multi-sexual? That is, “pregnant person(s)”? I’m left almost speechless by the idiocy in this. How, I say how, did pregnancy come to be some sort of stigma that needs to be equally shared by all people? Isn’t this carrying some sort of concept of gender equality too far? Or is the intent for an absolutely genderless society? (That would be no fun!)

Sigh.

 

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