Seems like David didn't realize he had a uterus.
There is one phrase that bothers me beyond anything else. It is more than a pet peeve. I seriously cannot stand it when people utter the words. . ."We're pregnant".
Who is this "we" that people who use this phase speak of?
Take this thread on The-N, for example.
I expressed my displeasure with the phrases "she's having my baby" and "We're pregnant", and chaos strikes.
Check out this quote:
No, what's silly is the fact that you seem to have some sort of burning hatred for the male sex. Every little thing that someone has to say about this subject is automatically incorrect to you because you're too stubborn to take down your walls and accept someone else's opinion for once.That was in response to this statement by me:
Saying "Hey, don't take credit for what I'm going through that you're not" isn't dismissing him. It's just saying "Hey, don't take credit for what I'm going through that you're not. I mean, you did a good job with that ejaculation thing and all, but you're not pregnant now."
Sperm makes a zygote. A woman makes the kid. Getting her pickles and ice cream at 3 in the morning doesn't mean he's pregnant. Sorry. He's doing just that: Sticking around. You don't have to attribute something that he's not going through to him just because of that. That's silly.
So, in conclusion, because I don't think that men get pregnant, I hate men. Or, perhaps it's my unwillingness to attribute pregnancies that men don't go through to men that makes it obvious that I hate men. I'm not sure which option it is. All I know is that men do to get pregnant, and as such, they don't get to take the credit for pregnancies that women go through. Saying things like "We're pregnant" and "she's having my baby" erase the fact that women contribute much more to the process of reproduction than men do. "She's carrying my baby" is just downright unnecessary possessiveness. It unnerves me that some of the girls on that thread thought it was "sweet". "We're pregnant" bothers me even more than that because it's a more subtle sort of sexism. I know that it's supposed to imply that the man is staying with the woman, but I don't understand why one needs to attribute the actual pregnancy to him in order to do that. Can't you just say "I'm pregnant (or my significant other is pregnant) and my male significant other is staying with me (or I'm staying with my significant other)"?
I'm sorry, but "we're pregnant" won't stop bothering me until men are puking up their breakfasts and squeezing bowling balls through straws alongside the women who are ACTUALLY pregnant. If that means I hate men, well, I hate men quite a bit.