Media Harps On "pregnant Man"

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    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23942218/

    But this goes to show how retarded our media can be. They keep talking about a "pregnant man". They had "him" on Oprah and have been talking about him for a week.

    The real scoop is that the "guy" was born a woman. She decided to become a man. Technically, he's still a woman, complete with a uterus and everything. Yet, the media still says, "Pregnant Man...can this be possible?" The biggest crock of crap I've heard in a long time. It's a woman with a uterus that looks like a man...big deal.
     
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    Interestingly, there is a phenomenon that is almost like a man being pregnant.

    It's EXTREMELY rare. When there are twins in a mother's womb, on a rare occasion, one fetus, or perhaps a zygote still at that point, can actually end up inside the other fetus/zygote. The fetus inside the other one will actually continue to develop for an amount of time. It will eventually die before birth though, and when the live baby is born it will actually contain that fetus/zygote inside it.

    I heard about a story not long ago where the mother never even knew she was pregnant with twins and the male baby was born with it's sibling inside it and they didn't know for years. Can't find the story now though.

    Pretty weird.
     
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    Ok, I was actually wrong about the fetus dying. It actually lives as a parasite inside the live baby, with the baby as its host. It wouldn't function outside of its host though.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fetus_in_fetu

    That's just fucking bizarre.

    Here's the story I was looking for:

    http://abcnews.go.com/primetime/story?id=2346476&page=1

     
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    Lol, you caught that too. Technically he's still a she in the southern dept but yet the media is making this out like it's some sort of freak thing.
     
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    Yeah, like, "How could a man get pregnant?" My wife wanted to watch it on Oprah yesterday, we watched like a minute of it and turned it because it was a joke. :eusa_liar:
     
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    TV news is about as real a a reality show these days.
     
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    My dad has a phrase for that. It is called “Hey, watch me.” It applies to practically anything including talk shows and news shows. Attention draws money. Sometimes even negative notoriety is better than nothing. The ultimate goal is to increase the “bottom line” (money). Therefore, as a means to do that, the show (news, story, program, etc.) has to get an audience (ever increasing the size of its audience and avoid being perceived as boring) and carry as many people as it can to its commercials (advertisers). FOX News does it. ABC does it, Clear Channel does it. It is all about trying to be entertaining and hold an audience for the commercials.
     
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    the headline really should be self mutilated woman gets pregnant
    or woman with surgically altered bits of flesh made to resemble a penis gets pregnant..really
     
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    Remember the show 'Alf' when the alien would watch TV shows for the commercials rather than to see the show itself? Pretty good way to just cut to the chase - advertising as an ever evolving psychological artform provides more fodder for thought than most newscasts. And even so, right before our very eyes, the distinction between the news and the ads begins to fade - what's that promising new pharmacuetical called? what movies grossed highest last weekend? what're the latest advances in digital gadgetology?

    These are your interests, human.
     

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