Facebook is airing and promoting a mini docuseries featuring a transgender couple who want to raise their child as “non-binary” and try to “breastfeed” the infant on a male chest.
In “9 Months with Courteney Cox” which opens with a “Facebook Watch original” label proudly displayed across the screen, the “Friends” star narrates what is supposed to be parents’ journey through infertility, pregnancy, loss, birth, and raising a family. But as the episodes go on, it’s clear that the show also carries a charged agenda at the heart of many cultural debates today.
Season three of the show, which first made its debut on the big-tech platform more than two years ago, features a transgender couple that became naturally pregnant unexpectedly. Ahanu, a female identifying as a male, and her partner Petrona, a male identifying as a female, were caught off guard by the news because they both were using hormone replacement therapy.
As the episodes go on, Cox claims the couple “faces discrimination” at the doctor’s office because someone wrongly assumed each partner’s sex.
“They didn’t even speak to me,” Ahanu said.
“I just felt like they just made assumptions, making an assumption from the very beginning without even asking our names, not asking the thing about us,” Petrona added.
Leading up to the home birth the couple opted for to prevent further medical “discrimination” and “trauma,” the show also documented the couple’s struggle to “claiming my truth” and choosing who in their families will respect their wishes to raise a non-binary child.
“The gender binary was very violent, and growing up I had a gender assigned to me and it caused me a lot of unnecessary trauma,” Ahanu quipped. “…It’s very lonely and isolating. Like I know [my parents] could do more.”
Petrona also expressed reluctance that his family would choose to ignore the baby’s sex because “their minds are filled with Christian supremacy.”
“They’re stuck. There’s no escape. They’re trapped and to me, that’s really sad,” he said while masquerading as a woman in front of the entire world. “I do not know if anybody other
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