We’ve heard stories of women saying they’d be horrified if they gave birth to a baby boy, just because of his gender. While that sounds crazy to us, women everywhere have tried to find ways to rationalize this madness.
We’ve seen another example of this come from the Sydney Morning Herald, where a women has rejected her infant son because of his gender, something that he obviously didn’t choose or could have helped.
From Heat Street:
We’ve seen it before—extreme, third wave feminists talk about equality in theory, but in practice they prefer to marginalize males and masculinity. This time, however, their target is a harmless infant and his entire future. In other words, this author crosses a lot of lines that most feminists at least have the decency to toe.
The article opens with what can only be described as a first-world, third-wave feminist’s idea of an actual source of strife: the author’s world being rocked when she saw “[her] son’s dangly bits in [his] 19-week scan.” While finally getting to know your future child’s gender is usually an important milestone met with joy by prospective parents, this author found it to be troublesome, even dealing with “dark moments in the middle of the night” where she “felt sick with worry thinking.”
The problem that haunted her? She didn’t know how to raise a man who would “respect [her] the way a daughter would….who sees women as just like him.” The author became completely obsessed with raising her son to counter a problem that simply doesn’t exist in most of today’s world. Naturally, the issues she found raising a son didn’t end there. She also lamented people saying boys are easier to raise and the sexism that presented, and found time to attack her son’s privilege before he was even born.
Throughout this, of course, she didn’t seem to think of her own privilege. To even consider raising a boy as a traumatic experience speaks more for her own privilege that she needs to check than her unborn child’s.
Feminists will talk about equality and claim it’s their goal, but their actions speak differently. They will demand that boys give up their gender identity, claiming that he should be raised in a gender-neutral environment, but then take extreme pride in their “womanhood.” It’s as if they don’t believe that gender itself is an issue, but only the male gender.
The article goes on:
The worst part about the article, though, is likely what she perceives as strength. Eventually she gets over rejecting her son and learns to embrace him. Of course, any sane person would see this conclusion as child abuse when she ends the piece by proclaiming proudly that she will “raise a feminist boy.” As a mother, her child will be “immersed in feminism by a family who models it in their everyday life.”
So essentially from day 1 this poor boy is going to be inundated by barrages of guilt trips from his mother based on all the crimes that other people supposedly committed, and he’s somewhat responsible just because of how he was born?
Lady, this is your CHILD! You should love your offspring no matter what gender they are. If your identity is so wrapped up in your feminist mindset that rejecting your own blood is your first reaction merely because he’s male, then you need to take a step back and examine what influences you’re allowing into your life.
H/T: Heat Street