Here's the trouble: the Mail runs a mostly reasonable interview with 'Britain's first male mother
', which is empathetic although a bit freakshowy. And how do the readers react? Hatefully.
I am an extremely liberal and open minded individual but this is just wrong. How anyone can view this as acceptable is beyond me. Broken Britain has just reached a new level.
- Steve B, London, 19/2/2012 4:04 Rating 20
So if I started walking around on my hands and knees and grew long hair and had some freaky surgery to have a tail attatched to my rear end and started eating dog food for ten years, could I officialy become a Dog on my birth certificate? I don't think so.
- Ha Ha, Spain, 19/2/2012 5:07 Rating 10
Reading this has put me off eating my breakfast. A disgrace.
- Zug, Woking Surrey., 19/2/2012 5:49 Rating (0)
And possibly worst of all:
You cannot give birth and then call yourself that child's father. If there was any real incentive to being a man, then any woman could just have her breasts removed and have her birth sex changed to male - it's a joke! That means a man only has to have breast implants in order have his sex changed to female. People who really do suffer from REAL identitiy crises need every bit of their birth gender removed and replaced by the opposite..... These people are still of the sex they were at birth. Whichever government allowed this must have been absolutely desperate for votes or blessed with an exceptional sense of humour. I don't recognise them as having had any type of gender re-assignment - because they haven't. If these 'men' decide to have breast implants at a future date, they can be women again in couple of hours - not much of a committment to an identity 'crisis' is it? Stop this madness - make them have a full gender reassignment to change their sex.
- Mags, Surrey Borders, 19/2/2012 4:33 Rating 17
That's right, not only do Mailites refuse to accept transgender people, they also reserve the right to decide how much "suffering" and "commitment" is required before a person can earn that label (and the right to be treated as a freak that goes with it).