In the Preface to his classic work On the Genealogy of Morality, Nietzsche wrote:
“What if a regressive trait lurked in “the good man,” likewise a danger, an enticement, a poison, a narcotic, so that the present lived at the expense of the future? Perhaps in more comfort and less danger, but also in a smaller-minded, meaner manner? … So that morality itself were to blame if man never attained the highest power and splendor possible for the type man? So that morality itself was the danger of dangers?”
In 2017 in America, three men – who say they are in a committed throuple (three-person couple) – were legally allowed to list their names on their children’s birth certificates. The NY Post reports that “their reproductive journey and legal battle to become fathers to Piper, now 3, is detailed in “Three Dads and a Baby” written by one of her dads, Dr. Ian Jenkins.”
The mother was erased from the birth certificate through several legally binding contracts between each man and the mother. The book reads like a complaint letter resentful that it’s not easier for an all-male throuple to have a surrogate legally say her contribution to their lives means so little they can erase her from their children’s history.
Dr. Jenkins, Jeremy Hodges, and Dr. Alan Mayfield say – through Jenkin’s book – that “the fact that Piper has three parents is just not a big deal.” His writing suggests that the child experiences a normal life like that of a child with a step-parent. Jenkins writes, “I have three parents myself – my mother, father and stepmother – and no one thinks anything of it.”
This isn’t even my biggest issue with this situation; I’ll get to that later, but as Joe Biden says in the mirror every morning, “Come ‘on, man!” My parents divorced when I was very young. It was a tough time for our family. I love my step-dad as if he were my real dad, but not as much – sorry Grumpy – because my Marine dad is pretty cool.
With that being said, I have no doubt my life would not have turned out the way it did if my step-dad moved into our home when my mother re-married him. Or even worse if my mother falsely labeling him as my father on my birth certificate. And to compare the two situations is like comparing apples to oranges.
“Some people seem to think it’s about a ton of sex or something, or we’re unstable and must do crazy things. [But] it’s really remarkably ordinary and domestic in our house and definitely not ‘Tiger King,’” wrote Jenkins. It shouldn’t be up for discussion; we have to stop promoting these stories as if they belong in mainstream society.
The law says that they have the right to be in a relationship. Who am I to infringe on their protected rights? That’s not the issue here, even though many will try and make it be – the real issue is that both of these children will grow up with zero knowledge of who their mother is.
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They are half of their mother, and yet her legacy is erased. The history hidden in their DNA could help their future children, but Piper and their son Parker, 1, will not have those answers to give their descendants. Women are used as rented wombs, and their history and DNA legacy discarded so that the smallest – but loudest – population in our society deviated from social norms.
Did we forget that women existed in our society? In the wake of feminism and women’s equality, some hijacked the women’s movement and told women that to be equal, they must be harsh and man-like. We then told our men their strength was toxic and instructed them to act softly like a woman.
Now the next plan is to erase gender – which, let’s be honest, just means to remove any femininity from the public space. Where are the strong men that are supposed to stand up and protect our rights?
ARTICLE SOURCE: thefederalistpapers.org