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Gender point scoring – what’s the point?

14 June 2018

7:49 AM

14 June 2018

7:49 AM

What is the point of all this gender point scoring? Male models wore prosthetic baby bumps at a London Fashion Week show and the only question is, why? Who is all of this aimed at and what is the goal?

The models reportedly rubbed and caressed their bulging bellies during the show. Why?

Some wore shirts with the slogan “new world baby” on. Why?

The designer Xander Zhou secured headlines. Excellent.

He tweeted “we’re prepared to welcome a future of male pregnancy…” Actually, most people are preparing for tax time.

This reminds me of when an elephant drew a painting with its trunk and art critics unknowingly raved about the extreme beauty of expression and jabbered on with pretentious nonsense wrapped in flowery language.

Also in the UK, a baby could become the first born in England or Wales to legally not have a mother. The female to male transgender activist is fighting a court battle with the aim of erasing the essential role of biological women in giving birth. If he wins, the definition of a family will be altered.

Barrister Hannah Markham QC explained, “It is an accepted fact that a female who transitions to male may in law maintain the ability to conceive and give birth to a child. [He] seeks a declaration that being forced to register as a mother to his son is contrary to his right to private and family life within Article 8 of the Human Rights Act 1998 and that such interference, in the light of the changes which have evolved in society are no longer proportionate… It is further averred that the current law relating to the registration of births and deaths is no longer compatible with the changes in society, the evolvement of freedom of expression and gender equality and the protection of an individual’s rights to identify as a particular gender.”

What an extraordinary waste of time, energy and finances.

Like Zhou, headlines will be secured. Once again, we’re left wondering, why? Before going into war, it may be wise to ensure the enemy is not in the mirror.

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