sexchange http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/16509/all en 'GMA' Features Chastity (now Chaz) Bono's 'Journey into Manhood' http://www.mrc.org/articles/gma-features-chastity-now-chaz-bonos-journey-manhood <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/carolyn-plocher">Carolyn Plocher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Leave it to ABC and it's obsession with alternate sexuality to characterize being a male or a female as a “difficult decision.” Introducing an interview featuring Chastity (now Chaz) Bono on Nov. 19, “Good Morning America's” Diane Sawyer said, “There can be no decision that you make that is more complex and difficult than gender identification.”</p> <br /> <p >Bono explained the hardships of undergoing a sexual “transformation” and “journey into manhood” to an extraordinarily sympathetic Chris Cuomo, saying, “Gender is between your ears, not between your legs.” </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/gma-features-chastity-now-chaz-bonos-journey-manhood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family ChazBono GMAChrisCuomo sexchange Thu, 19 Nov 2009 05:00:00 +0000 admin 28479 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Special Touts Sex Changes as Normal http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-special-touts-sex-changes-normal <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Barbara Walters's latest news special, “What is a Man, What is a Woman? Journey of a Pregnant Man,” was an almost completely one-sided tract in favor of transgender marriage and parenting.</p> <br /> <p >Walters interviewed three people who have undergone sex change operations, but no relevant medical experts, psychiatrists or students of culture and society.  Walters apparently selected the only critics to appear during the special, comedians poking fun  and an anonymous caller leaving a hateful telephone message, to suggest that opponents are motivated by bigotry.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-special-touts-sex-changes-normal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education 20/20 abc BarbaraWalters pregnantman sexchange tolerance transgender Mon, 17 Nov 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 27996 at http://www.mrc.org Pregnant 'Man': Barbara Walters Struggles Against Reality http://www.mrc.org/articles/pregnant-man-barbara-walters-struggles-against-reality <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brian-fitzpatrick">Brian Fitzpatrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >What do you do when a major news network, ABC, gives one of its best-known journalists, Barbara Walters, a bully pulpit to deny the fundamental reality that men and women are different?  You can cry, or you can laugh.</p> <br /> <p >One of the funniest scenes in <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Life of Brian,</i> the 1979 Monty Python comedy, shows a band of ancient Israelite revolutionaries debating whether to fight for a man's right to have babies.</p> <br /> <p >FRANCIS:  Why are you always on about women, Stan?</p> <p >STAN:  I want to be one.</p> <p >REG:  What?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/pregnant-man-barbara-walters-struggles-against-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Education abc BarbaraWalters Homosexuality pregnantman sexchange ThomasBeatie transgender Mon, 17 Nov 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 27998 at http://www.mrc.org