Guess what’s the new eye-catcher on Netflix, all the way from Japan? A new series called He’s Expecting; as the name suggests, it’s the story of a couple expecting a child—but it’s the man in the couple that is carrying the baby.
On its IMDb page, the description of the series reads as: “when a successful ad executive who’s got it all figured out becomes pregnant, he’s forced to confront social inequities he’d never considered before.” The series is categorized as Comedy, Drama, and Romance. It’s rated TV-PG, meaning it has content unsuitable for younger children without parental guidance.
The trailer for the series, as included on IMDb with English subtitles, is interesting and revealing of the show’s political leaning. The very first line in the trailer says that cases of “cisgender” males getting pregnant have been reported across the world for 50 years. The video then gives glimpses of how the pregnant man’s personal and professional life is impacted by the news of his “unexpected” pregnancy.
It’s worth noting that the trailer for He’s Expecting doesn’t appear to suggest the series as a comedy, or even close to it. The very idea of a man, who at birth was a male (also called assigned male at birth or AMAB) and has remained so, conceiving and carrying a baby qualifies for a comedy. Things that are silly and impossible make us laugh. Showing them otherwise would itself be a comedic act, or an act representing an unsound mental state.
But the narrative of the current liberal culture is rooted in lies and misinformation on a global scale. Over the past decade, the left has tried to sell the contemporary myth of gender flexibility that is not aligned with basic biology. Following this faulty line of reasoning, many liberals now believe that a guy born with male genitals, and one still carrying them, can actually be a woman if he chooses to identify as a woman.
This rationale was used in an article on the popular leftist health information (or disinformation) site Healthline. The site argued that men surely can get pregnant and give birth, only to segue instantly into how we define the term “men,” than admitting that all pregnancies claimed to have been reported in “males” actually happened in biological women, those born with ovaries and a uterus, who just declared themselves men. The article goes on to admit:
To our knowledge, there has not yet been a case of pregnancy in an AMAB individual.
The article goes on to say that advances in reproductive technology could make this a possibility in the near future for folks born without female reproductive apparatus.
Ankita Sengupta’s story about He’s Expecting, featured in MSN news, tells that the show follows the addition of ‘pregnant man emoji feature by Apple, along with 34 other gender-neutral emoticons, for iPhone users. The story adds that the introduction of these icons for iPhone texting evoked a backlash, as did the news of the new Japanese series on Netflix. Many just didn’t like the “wokeness” of the show even before its release.
At the time of this writing, the show’s IMDb page shows that it has a rating of only 1 out of 10 based on 455 people who rated the show on the site. It seems He’s Expecting shouldn’t expect popularity anytime soon, but we may expect politically purported praise and maybe some awards showered on the show to reward the effort to confuse people on otherwise common sense concepts and meanings.