According to an academic from Australia, it can be ‘masculine’ to be pregnant as it was revealed more than 20 transgender men gave birth in the country during the past financial year.
Dr. Lauren Rosewarne of the University of Melbourne made the remarks in a debate about the figures, which were revealed by a government agency.
Rejecting a broadcaster’s comment that ‘having a baby challenges your masculinity,” she responded: “Masculinity means different things to different people. I’m sure your masculinity is different to any other man in your office.”
The government’s Medicare agency show 22 transgender men gave birth last year, making them among the 228 who had been pregnant during the last ten years.
Dr. Rosewarne insisted a person who was biologically a woman could be male even without undergoing sex change surgery.
“They may not have necessarily had an operation, but they now identify as male,” she said.
“For them, they consider their entire identity wrapped up in the identity of a male, therefore they refer as males.”
She also said people need to adjust its idea of gender. “It is something culturally we have to think more about and it’s jarring for some people.
“Jarring is not a bad thing, we all have to adjust our way of thinking It’s not just about what bits you have.”
One internet user commented: “Totally ridiculous.”
Another wrote: “Nope just stop the world now, this has gone way too far.”
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