Posts Tagged ‘transgender’

Some have been spewing sharing “fears” about a recent article in the New York Times about a transplanted uterus being placed into a man’s body. Ignorance is not pretty, nor is it even cute. Reminder, if the uterus is not yours, or if you are not related to said uterus, don’t be that guy (or gal). Medical procedures have been making inroads for decades and this is just another one. Oh, and spare me your tired rhetoric and don’t blame the Bible for your “fears”. Blame your ignorance. Why do you feel the need to tell others what should be done to, and with their bodies? Who made you a God?  Who appointed you to judge others? It’s simple, if you are a man and do not want to undergo medical procedures to carry and birth a baby, don’t sign up for it. You really don’t have to do anything. At all. Easy, isn’t it? It’s called minding your own business. 

All this talk about men becoming pregnant does make me wonder how this type of change could affect our society. For example, if a man can physically carry and birth a baby, will it become more acceptable and encouraged to have men become better parents where they have deeper and stronger bonds with their children, are openly nurturing, caring, and affectionate with their children, sons included, and have more respect for girls and women? Granted, there are thousands of men who possess and exhibit the wonderful,  caring qualities I’ve just described, but sadly, there are just as many or more who do not. Some even take a neanderthal-like stance and believe that it’s solely a woman’s job to be caring or nurturing, while it’s a man’s job to be hard and tough and seemingly uncaring. For the record, it isn’t. These are harmful generalities and antiquated beliefs that do nothing to enrich the minds, hearts, and souls of our young people.

On a much-related side note, if you “fear” a man will obtain a uterus and have a baby which prevents you from supporting this type of procedure without considering the women this could help, you are indeed that guy. Women who want or need a uterus deserve to receive one if it’s a viable option without someone, especially a man, railing against it.

As society moves forward with innovation, I hope antiquated beliefs fade to dark and truly hope those with prejudice and hate in their hearts are not voices of influence over children or young adults.

Lastly, here’s are two links to educate:
Link to the NY Times article discussing the procedure. 
Link to the NY Times article discussing the lengthy steps and procedures to allow men to receive a transplanted uterus and carry a baby to full term.

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Some think I hate all white people when I highlight bad behavior and point out racist statements made by white people. These white people are not my friends. Apparently. If they were, they’d read the words I write and understand that the privilege afforded to them JUST because of skin color is the very thing I rail against. Some of my best friends are…oh, never mind. 🙂

Some think I hate all cisgender or straight or heteronormal people when I post articles about queer, or transgender people. I don’t. Some of my best friends are straight…:)

Some think I am friends with, and love only minorities or queer people. I don’t. I love all of the crazy arse motherfrackers of all shapes, sizes and asses who make me smile, appreciate life, and realize that no matter what, ain’t nobody getting out alive.

Some will see only negativity in social media, the world, and in their lives. Don’t be one of those people and don’t be that guy. We are all beacons of light, of beautiful, glittery shimmers of love. Don’t judge a book by its cover and don’t hate a human because of his or her label or gender. Hate them only if they abuse those who can’t fight back like animals, old people or children.  It’s okay, I give you permission.

Who I Am is now available for your eargasms dear friends, foes, family and freeking freekers!

Natasha Ramsey: Who I Am - Album single cover art

Natasha Ramsey: Who I Am – Album single cover art

Okay seriously all shenanigans aside, (and I have many, I know), this spoken word piece set to a beat will hopefully inspire you to be brave, stand out from the crowd and above all, just BE YOURSELF.  

How would you find me? Search for “Who I Am” wherever you buy or stream your music and there I’ll be!

If you’re interested in hearing only the voices in your head, check out the e-book that started the madness: Hungover Poet on amazon: http://ow.ly/utR5T