It's in your home and it can kill you -- details at 11!
The shocking rumor about the presidential candidate that could decide the future of the free world!
Media manipulation -- yes, it's understandable that programs run teasers -- they are a business and they're trying to attract viewers so that advertisers will buy commercial time, blah, blah, blah...
The first time that O ran this show the audience was enticed with "the world's first pregnant man!" (And the only addition to this repeat was the show's male voiceover artist saying "The show that had everyone talking!")
And I, with my scientific background, knowing how this could possibly be done with an actual man -- remember the movie Junior with Ah-nold? -- thought "Did they finally do it? Wow, now that would really change how pregnancy is viewed. This will be huge!"
Gotcha! We were all led astray. It was a woman who had started the transgender process, but stopped in order to conceive and bear a child first. But O kept dragging out the drama -- "What do your neighbors think?" Well we found out exactly when they were trotted out via skype and, no surprise, they had no problem with it.
And more drama -- "Do you think the world is ready for a pregnant man?" Well, we won't know for sure because we don't have one. And when (if?) we do -- once folks get over the "Huh?!" factor, will anyone -- except incredibly uptight Luddites who are overly concerned about blurring gender lines -- really be up in arms about it?
Yes, it would be huge, as I said -- but not because of the shock factor. If a person born with Y chromosomes actually managed to carry a child to term and gave birth, and it became a regular option -- sure at first it would be looked at like the men who first chose to be the primary caregivers, or the guys who first wore the contraption that makes it seem like he is nursing the child -- there would be resistance and those who think it is emasculating, blah, blah, blah
But it would eventually, I think, lead ever more toward a society that recognizes that men and women are equally responsible in the role of parents, and also a new appreciation by men -- once the testimonials are spread far and wide -- for the miracle of birth and the burden that would still be carried overwhelmingly by women.
That's the real story here -- not the fake-out that O tried to pull over on us. Is it interesting? Sure -- although it makes me wonder -- how could a woman, after giving birth and having that awesome realization of her greatest gift -- how could she then still want to be a man?