Given the widespread assumption that being equal means being the same, and combining this with the premise that being equal is always a good thing, many in our society are now wanting to eradicate all gender distinctions.This was a point I made in my Salvo feature, ‘Gender Benders Is My Sexual Identity an Accident Just Waiting to Happen?‘
But there remain some final barriers to ushering in the gender-free utopia. Perhaps the most pervasive barrier is the problem of pregnancy.
You see, pregnancy constantly reminds us of the one thing that the new social architects would like us to forget: that men and women are different, and have different lived experiences in the world.
You just have to read the newspapers to see that the gender-eradicators are not unaware of the problem that pregnancy poses to their project of a unisex utopia.