Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2010? No Silly, it's 1950s Stepford America

We will have a perfect nation of perfect people to meet our standards of normal - welcome to nazi america. Clit chopping distasteful? No worries - they now have a drug to fix that nasty proclivity for being gay:
"Pediatric endocrinologist Maria New isn't just trying to prevent lesbianism by treating pregnant women with 
an experimental hormone. She's also trying to prevent the births of girls who display an "abnormal" disinterest in babies, don't want to play with girls' toys or become mothers, and whose "career preferences" are deemed to "masculine."

"The majority of researchers and clinicians interested in the use of prenatal “dex” focus on preventing development of ambiguous genitalia in girls with CAH. CAH results in an excess of androgens prenatally, and this can lead to a “masculinizing” of a female fetus’s genitals. One group of researchers, however, seems to be suggesting that prenatal dex also might prevent affected girls from turning out to be homosexual or bisexual."

"Meyer-Bahlburg writes that “CAH women as a group have a lower interest than controls in getting married and performing the traditional child-care/housewife role. As children, they show an unusually low interest in engaging in maternal play with baby dolls, and their interest in caring for infants, the frequency of daydreams or fantasies of pregnancy and motherhood, or the expressed wish of experiencing pregnancy and having children of their own appear to be relatively low in all age groups.”

Because not playing with dolls or wanting to grow up to be a housewife and have babies is wrong you know.
What the fuck are we regressing to? I swear i was being mildly sarcastic when i said welcome to 1950s but i'm afraid that is exactly where we are headed back to. 

Oh and this was a lovely little snippet from the article:
“The challenge here is... to see what could be done to restore this baby to the normal female appearance which would be compatible with her parents presenting her as a girl, with her eventually becoming somebody’s wife, and having normal sexual development, and becoming a mother. And she has all the machinery for motherhood, and therefore nothing should stop that, if we can repair her surgically and help her psychologically to continue to grow and develop as a girl.”


Anonymous said...

that is insanity. W-T-F?

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Wow. According to them, I'm all wrong. I never fantasized about having kids; hell, I never LIKED kids until I was in my mid-twenties and met some cool cousins.

But ask anyone what sort of mom I am... go on. I dare you.

And then we'll give a nice, big, fat FINGER to those assholes. The ones who say I'm abnormal.

Saxon_Spades said...

Are you fucking kidding me? As I suppose was the intent- I'm speechless.

How about I wasn't given dolls to play with as a child. How about I have 5 brothers. How about neither one of those was my personal doing. And, nature/nurture being what it is, I LOVE who I am today.

I can rock a pair of stilettos with my LBD and my ever classic pearls. Is that because I'm a girly girl?

No. Its because inside I'm a "tom-boy." I have faced (sometimes conquering, sometimes not *which is useful too*) challenges that pink lace bedecked sheltered girls haven't. I KNOW who I am, how far I can push and be pushed. I don't have to look to anyone for where my place in my world is-I'm a lover AND a fighter just like the boys.

And lets get clear on one more thing. If all the world's women were turned into simpering, dis- abled individuals, someone would have to step up and take care of them. Where is the drug to make men, MEN?

I take care of myself, my two children, bills, schoolwork, doctor appointments, job demands day in and day out. Why? Because my ex-husband didn't know how or couldn't be bothered- GOD help my two girls if I had been turned into mush in the womb.