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Posted By: NorthernDog, 10/9/2019 4:30:42 PM

I am nonbinary. I was assigned female at birth, but my gender is neither male nor female. When my ex-partner and I were trying to conceive our first child, I had not transitioned yet and was still identifying as a woman. We were a same-sex lesbian couple searching cryobanks for the perfect sperm donor. I was ready and excited to have children, but the idea of pregnancy terrified me—repulsed me, actually—but my then-partner was excited to carry a child, so we shopped for sperm. I joked that the idea of lesbians needing sperm to start a family was

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I liked it better when everyone was either a boy or girl, and quite content with what they were.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: LesUNo 10/9/2019 4:38:53 PM (No. 202589)
I have quite simply lived too long.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 10/9/2019 4:42:45 PM (No. 202592)
The author clearly has a 'problem' because it is not 'normal'. It is not up to the rest of society to change to adapt to the 'abnormal'. Quite the opposite....author needs to 'get over it' and move on with life.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cynical Backstory 10/9/2019 4:45:18 PM (No. 202594)
Sick. Just sick. If you have a woman’s breast, vagina and reproductive organs, honey, you’re a woman. Live the way you want, you’re the one who’ll answer to God for your lifestyle, not me, but, please, keep children out of it. Society has enough trouble with the wild, angry and confused sons of bitter twisted old feminists, we don’t need to have to deal with your goofy get.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: 3XALADY 10/9/2019 4:45:19 PM (No. 202595)
You can tell the ones who don't have God in their hearts and lives. They were looking for the 'perfect' sperm donor. That would be your husband, idiot.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: FleetUSA 10/9/2019 4:46:18 PM (No. 202597)
If she/he wants to be different that's ok, just don't involve us in the drama and cost. Likewise, recognize there will be "buyer's" remorse later in life.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: IowaDad 10/9/2019 4:48:29 PM (No. 202600)
Yup. And they have very high rates of STD's, HIV and suicide. Otherwise life is real peachy dandy for them
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Reply 7 - Posted by: jasonB 10/9/2019 4:51:18 PM (No. 202602)
No, no that can't. You can redecorate the house but the plumbing is the same.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: learner 10/9/2019 4:52:23 PM (No. 202606)
Celebrate perversity!!!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 10/9/2019 4:55:38 PM (No. 202609)
The problem with the author's position is that it makes certain types of communication impossible. For example, a few months back the discovery by arhceolisome of my Facebook friends were excited by the discovery by archeologists that the Viking warrior in a particular tomb was female. These same Facebook friends would have read this article and totally agreed with it, failing to see that if those same archeologists were transported 1000 years into the future and excavated this author's grave, they would identify her as female as well.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: TLCary 10/9/2019 5:03:23 PM (No. 202612)
"I was assigned female at birth"... Ok, yes, assigned by God. Good luck appealing to Him to change that for you. If she doesn't believe that, then you weren't assigned anything. Trained professionals (and even a trained monkey) RECOGNIZED that you were female at birth from a plethora of evidence and recorded it accordingly. Are we done playing silly games yet?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JackBurton 10/9/2019 5:12:06 PM (No. 202616)
Let's make this simple: If you're pregnant you have woman parts. The difference between men, that have the parts that will impregnate you, and women are those parts. Anything else is an accommodation allowed by a polite and well-to-do society but, while we might accommodate your choice and behavior... if you're pregnant, you're a woman. Don't go spewing this anti-science, anti-reality garbage.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 10/9/2019 5:12:30 PM (No. 202617)
Another example of the "Fear Wins!" crowd. Love doesn't make demands like Amber does. I must admit that I feel some sense of sorrow for this whatever Amber person. She goes to a great deal of difficult language to placate the genderphobia that drives her.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ladydawgfan 10/9/2019 5:13:06 PM (No. 202620)
I find it incredibly ironic that "trans" people want us to accept who THEY are when they have never accepted THEMSELVES as they are!!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 10/9/2019 5:21:12 PM (No. 202626)
Mental illness is always tragic to observe. I feel sorry for those who - - through no fault of their own - - have been so sadly afflicted.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: msjena 10/9/2019 5:25:16 PM (No. 202630)
Amber needs to face the fact that she is female. No matter what she does to try to change that, she won't be able to.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Robert D 10/9/2019 5:33:23 PM (No. 202634)
Abraham Lincoln said: If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg. I wonder what President Lincoln would have to say about this article (or perhaps also what he would think about the statement "it depends on what the meaning of "is" is.)
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 10/9/2019 5:33:30 PM (No. 202635)
No, this is pure BS. ONLY......ONLY females can become pregnant. These lunatics talk about "settled science ", THIS is settled science.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: edgar 10/9/2019 5:48:21 PM (No. 202642)
They can be anything they want to be... a doctor, Superman, Batman, Bruce Jenner, the President of the United States, pregnant, he and she at the same time. There are no limits when playing make believe.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: marbles 10/9/2019 5:50:34 PM (No. 202645)
Buying into that P.C. crapola of " the gender I was assigned at birth". Sorry dear, that's not how biology works. Your SEX was determined at conception. You are mentally ill and in of need medical help.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: janjan 10/9/2019 6:01:24 PM (No. 202658)
Babies are not assigned a gender. They were born with one. It cannot be changed. Not with hormones, or surgery, or the encouragement of your mentally ill friends. I absolutely refuse to accept this or participate in it. Don’t bother telling me what pronouns you identify with. I don’t care.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Hazymac 10/9/2019 6:03:04 PM (No. 202662)
FTA: "I was deeply uncomfortable with how cis-normative the whole culture of pregnancy was. Phrases like 'pregnant women' and 'expectant mothers' made my skin crawl and made me feel wrong," says Minerva. Transsexuality is mental illness. Full stop. Reading about a "man" giving birth (which we have done before on this site) is insulting to the intelligence of anyone above imbecile level. Only a female can get pregnant. Of course, Jilián Castro wants pregnancy coverage for men transitioning to female. Yes, he really is that stupid. A poisonous left wing ideology has turned Chuck Schumer, who scored 1600 on his college boards sixty years ago, into less than the smart fellow he once was. He should have done as I did and adopted William F. Buckley, Jr. as his mentor. WFB based his politics on reality. Conservatism is the politics of reality. Leftism is the pursuit of fantasy.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 10/9/2019 6:08:50 PM (No. 202670)
Q: If you call a tail a leg, how many legs does a dog have? A: Four. Just because you call a tail a leg doesn't make it so.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: antidem 10/9/2019 6:28:26 PM (No. 202690)
I will be relieved when this mass psychosis is over.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Ozwestie 10/9/2019 6:39:37 PM (No. 202696)
Sorry but I couldn’t finish reading this. Why should a minute number of people get to dictate language used by everyone else?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Vaquero45 10/9/2019 6:44:40 PM (No. 202701)
I tried to read this, but it made NO sense at all. These people are insane.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: KTWO 10/9/2019 7:13:27 PM (No. 202712)
If you can will yourself to be male or female or neither or both or something else then why can't you will yourself to be pregnant? Or to not be pregnant? Or to be immune from malaria? Or to be invisible? Why search for the perfect sperm donor? Just decide your child will be perfect and it will; biology can't matter.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Sandpiper 10/9/2019 7:24:38 PM (No. 202723)
I wonder if in 50 years the author will rediscover this article and say, man I was really messed up back then.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: lakerman1 10/9/2019 7:28:44 PM (No. 202726)
Chest feeding instead of breast feeding??This is absolutely Orwellian. Or a bad offering by Kafka. Words fail me, and I had 18 semester hours of Advanced Placement in English, in undergraduate.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: anniebc 10/9/2019 7:43:05 PM (No. 202739)
That's because a man is a man, and a woman is a woman no matter what you claim to be or what you "identify" as, silly. You minority of nuts will never convince the majority of us that we're the crazy ones.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Jethro bo 10/9/2019 7:45:21 PM (No. 202745)
Since genetics is no longer a necessity of existence, can't we just make it legal to be whaterver color of skin, sex, species or even inanimate object? I want to be a cross between a bolder and water-buffalo. Why can't I under the Civil Rights Act?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Jennie C. 10/9/2019 8:04:33 PM (No. 202762)
#11: more so, count your X chromosomes. If you have 2, you're a chick, 1, you're a dude. And don't get into XXY, that's so rare it's irrelevant. And they're usually sterile anyway, so also moot. :)
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Reply 32 - Posted by: HammerDax56 10/9/2019 8:14:44 PM (No. 202769)
I will not comply. This is perversion. This madness is doing real harm to vulnerable, unstable and faithless people. Anyone wonder about why there are so many disaffected young males? The radical transformation of the values that made this country great is almost complete.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Rumblehog 10/9/2019 8:58:38 PM (No. 202798)
Enjoy today, Amber, because it's the happiest day you'll have from now till you depart your earthly body, and probably by your own hand. Sadly, that's the statistic we have for those who let degenerate sinfulness run their life.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: hershey 10/9/2019 9:06:04 PM (No. 202802)
Sick....and you think we are not in the 'end times'???? Think again...
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Sabre460 10/9/2019 9:37:57 PM (No. 202816)
Confused? Look in your underwear! You're welcome!
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Reply 36 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 10/9/2019 10:23:03 PM (No. 202840)
I identify as disinterested. Please respect my identity and go away.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: DVC 10/9/2019 10:24:35 PM (No. 202842)
Celebrating the insane.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: anonymous 10/9/2019 10:27:23 PM (No. 202844)
You can't get pregnant if you don't have a uterus, sweetheart. I suppose, however, that you can imagine whatever you wish to imagine. Make-believe can be fun but you've got to know when to come back down to earth.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: beth pearce 10/9/2019 10:59:43 PM (No. 202856)
End of Western Civilization. But there are groups pushing back, slowly but surely. The trans logic devours itself in the end.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Strike3 10/9/2019 11:16:18 PM (No. 202865)
These people are disgusting. It's quite enough to want to have weird sex but why bring children into the world only to have them confused and embarrassed because of who or what their parents are?
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Reply 41 - Posted by: HedgehogInOz 10/10/2019 1:55:07 AM (No. 202906)
This is the silliest article I have ever read.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: PChristopher 10/10/2019 3:27:05 AM (No. 202924)
Nonbinary? In better days you were called what you were: Freaks....period
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Reply 43 - Posted by: franq 10/10/2019 6:02:26 AM (No. 202957)
"...proclaiming themselves wise, they became fools..." Over 2,000 years later, these words still ring true.
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