How's this for crazy? The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Independent, Daily Mirror, Evening Standard, Washington Post, Huffington Post, CNN, and other British and US newspapers and websites have reported, in all seriousness, as if it were true, that men have given birth to babies.
Well no. A person who gives birth to a baby is a woman. Always. Only women have wombs and can produce eggs, grow placentas, and nurture foetuses to term. Men's bodies can't.
Calling someone who gives birth to a baby "he" or "a man" is ludicrous. If someone doesn't realise that, they have got something wrong with them.
‘‘A lorry driver who claims to be a horse does not have the right to insist that we call him a horse and accept that horses can drive lorriesA person does not have the right to insist that we all join them in imagining a false, self-contradictory, impossible state of affairs that they claim to believe exists. A woman who sticks a sausage down her trousers and says she's a "man" does not have the right to be called one. When other people buy into a person's craziness by ascribing a wacko falsehood the same validity as a truth, it's bad for society. It's also bad for the ill person themselves.
I'm only stating the patently obvious. The shocking thing is not that some people are mentally ill. It's the hell-for-leather expansion of the dominion of mental illness in the culture, which immediately brings to mind the metaphor employed by Wilhelm Reich and Albert Camus. And apparently practically everyone who works in the opinion chain, paid or unpaid, feels that crying foul would be more than their position is worth. Widespread internalisation is underway among those who are scared and don't know it. Where will it lead?