December 21, 2015
Jim Goad: When dads breastfeed their kids
Jim Goad writes:
Trevor is not the only person on Earth to make a brave transition from a person with a vagina to a person with a vagina and a goatee. But Trevor is unique in Trevor’s level of dedication to the single topic of chestfeeding. An impolite and uninformed person who’s on the wrong side of history might classify Trevor’s focus as obsessive—or even downright monomaniacal.
Trevor hosts a website Milk Junkies. The site explains that since Trevor no longer has much female breast tissue, Trevor will simply run a thin tube into a baby bottle and stuff the tube and one nipple into the baby’s mouth. (…)
Huffington Post, that digital safe space for menopausal liberals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, ran an article a few weeks ago titled “The Troubling Erasure of Trans Parents Who Breastfeed.” Without a hint of a wink, the article states that the notion that “gender is tied to biology” is an “antiquated belief.” The article quotes someone calling themselves Jasper Moon, described as “a genderqueer parent who prefers to be called ‘ren’ by their child (short for ‘parent’).