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Thursday, July 3, 2008

The “Pregnant Man”

posted by on July 3 at 11:32 AM

Has given birth to a baby girl. Meanwhile, in Indiana, one man is revoking a new father’s “man card.”

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What the fuck is a "Man Card"? I hate people.

Posted by Abby | July 3, 2008 11:44 AM

It's too bad that this thing probably wierded out a lot of people who have no frame of reference for who "transgendered" people are

Posted by Non | July 3, 2008 11:45 AM

Kevin Kane is the kinda guy who's so wrapped up in being a "man" and what defines "manhood" that he doesn't even know how to be a human being.

Posted by lime joy | July 3, 2008 11:47 AM

This is why I'm not friends with anyone raising a child. That and my hatred of all things tiny, I mean.

Posted by Jason Josephes | July 3, 2008 11:49 AM

And by "thing" I mean the person, not the situation

Posted by Non | July 3, 2008 11:50 AM

@1: I second that emotion.

Posted by lime joy | July 3, 2008 11:50 AM

#4, ftw.

Posted by sad panda | July 3, 2008 11:51 AM

Hey, congratulations, mom/dad!

Posted by raisedbywolves | July 3, 2008 11:56 AM

He offered to stop the article if any childless man is excited about a minivan. I kept yelling at the computer screen, but the article wouldn't stop. I love my van. It hauls drums and drunk friends.

Posted by MinivanOwner | July 3, 2008 11:59 AM

I wonder what Kevin Kane keeps in his closet. Definitely a fear of losing his masculinity - his hyper-masculine posturing is hiding something.

Posted by blank12357 | July 3, 2008 12:11 PM

I've always thought that having a baby was the ultimate proof of non-manhood too!

Posted by printer | July 3, 2008 12:12 PM

It's a woman with a dirt-stash that got knocked up. Sorry, total non-story.

Just about every news outlet has been pushing this as some big "OMG it's the crazy future now!" story, even my conservative parents shrugged at it.

Posted by Dougsf | July 3, 2008 12:25 PM

Let Kevin Kane's voice ring triumphant, from Beech Grove all the way to White River Twp.!

Posted by laterite | July 3, 2008 12:27 PM

The second link is dumb, dumb, dumb. Being a man means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Apparently for this guy, being a man means not having children or a minivan, or doing any of that icky caring-for-offspring crap. Too bad for him.

Posted by Greg | July 3, 2008 12:28 PM

I think it's time for Paul Constant to revisit his "what is a man?" article -- minivan edition!

Posted by Gloria | July 3, 2008 12:33 PM

This is news for Morons. How can anyone think this is a story? The fact that the media is covering this makes us look even more ignorant to the rest of the world.

Posted by Todd | July 3, 2008 3:20 PM

what i posted to his article:

you are a douche of massive proportions, and your posting privileges should be revoked. i hope you and "your kind" die off ASAP, and i doubt that will be much of a problem, since most women wouldn't want to reproduce with such an ignorant dolt anyways. Inevitably, natural selection will take it's course and ensure your genetic expiration.

you probably live a miserable and unfulfilled life and i hope that brings you loneliness and dissatisfaction for years to come. as you watch your friends progress and evolve into caring and selfless individuals, you will become increasingly isolated with only your stupidity to blame.

enjoy being a thirteen year old pig forever. don't forget, there will always be game consoles and cheap beer to keep you company.

Posted by tiffany | July 3, 2008 3:24 PM

@17: Uncalled for. Don't you realize that Kevin Kane is destined to live and to die one day in Beech Grove, Ind.? Have a heart and realize that no damage you may wish to inflict likely hurts more than reality, Man Cards or no Man Cards.

Posted by ho ho ho greeen giant | July 3, 2008 4:21 PM

Wonder what the La Leche League thinks of this? would it have killed HER to have the baby before SHE had HER breasts cut off?

Bureau of Intellectual Titans Crushing Hypocrisy

Posted by Epimetheus | July 3, 2008 4:50 PM

The piece on the "man card" was written by a boy, not a man. Maybe he'll grow up or maybe we'll all catch a break and he won't reproduce. Unfortunately, there probably is a woman out there who will procreate with him -- pity the child.

Posted by ahava | July 3, 2008 4:59 PM

Why all the outrage over a little boy writing a humour piece on how his friends who have kids don't turn out to be the hypermasculine shittards they thought the wanted to be.
boo hiss!

Posted by ams | July 4, 2008 6:09 AM

" you watch your friends progress and evolve into caring and selfless individuals"

Excuse me? You actually think that those vapid twits you see lugging babies around are automatically "caring and selfless individuals"? Certainly some of them are, but the majority are just people who either got into that situation by carelessness or because it was expected of them.

Even this supposedly enlightened generation of parents are the same as they ever were - just a lot more self-congratulatory about it.

Posted by Long live the minivan | July 4, 2008 6:45 AM

@22- ooh bitter.

You are wrong to assume that whether a parent is caring or selfless depends on if the child was planned. Parents have to think of and care for someone other than themselves (their kid) a hell of a lot if they want the child to survive.

I am a proud accident. Down with family planning!

Posted by ams | July 4, 2008 8:14 AM

@1, Our mission statement is to give every man in the world their Authentic Man Card. If you can't have fun in life why are we here, you know?

Posted by Tom | July 4, 2008 1:07 PM

Ya, sorry, I call "bullshit"....typical media hype about nothing. When the law declared she was a man, did it also give her a Y chromosome? I really don't care what label she choses to identify with, but the law cannot change facts. Choping your mammaries or penis off and taking hormones does not change your gender. XX = woman, XY = man, end of story.

Posted by Rob | July 7, 2008 5:10 AM

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