Article by Tim Blair /
The Daily Telegraph /
December 19, 2019 /
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“Last year,” Seven News reports, “13 men gave birth in NSW.”
Well, no. They didn’t. But let’s continue:Medicare figures released this week show they were among 22 men nationwide to give birth during the 2018-19 financial year, out of more than 35,000 people to give birth nationwide.
That’s slightly up on the previous year in which 15 men gave birth across the country.
But it is well down on the 55 men who gave birth in 2014-15, the 44 men who gave birth in 2015-16 and 37 men in 2016-17.
And from 2000 to 2012, no men gave birth …
The timeframe for “no men gave birth” might be slightly longer than just 12 years. Just a theory.
The men are transgender men who are still physically able to bear children.
In this entire 349-word piece about childbirth, “women” are not mentioned even once.
Melbourne University academic Dr Lauren Rosewarne said transgender people were becoming increasingly visible and so more likely to nominate their gender when giving birth and, because of administrative changes, they were now able to do so.
You’d think the act of giving birth might overrule any “administrative changes”, but there you go. Remember when feminists used to wonder how the world might be different if men could get pregnant?