Katie Lowes is an actress, who, frankly, I have never heard of. She plays a role on a television drama called “Scandal,” which, likewise, I have never heard of.
As it turns out, Ms. Lowes is not only an accomplished TV actress. She is also pregnant. She went public with that information back in May, while making a guest appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (beginning at 1:19).
In the interview, Lowes and Kimmel discuss possible names for the baby, a boy. Among the names under consideration is LeBron (her husband is a big basketball fan).
But I digress. I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Lowes and her hubby. Well, almost. I have to admit that I have some reservations about the unborn child’s future after reading in The Washington Times that the parents-to-be, now closer to Lowes’s due date, are worried:
“My husband [fellow actor Adam Shapiro] and I are aware, of course, that our son will be born with male parts. But we have no idea what he will identify as or what his sexual orientation will be,” Miss Lowes told Fit Pregnancy and Baby for the magazine’s October cover story.
Hmm, that is problematic. Maybe it would help the couple to know that 96% of boys born in America identify as heterosexuals. It might also be a source of comfort for them to know that prior to the last couple of years, 0% of couples on the brink of parenthood expressed concerns about how their offspring would “self-identity.” Even now, in this age of (ahem!) enlightenment, a scant 0.3% of the population claims to be transgender. That means there is a 99.7% likelihood that junior will consider himself a male in good standing.
I could recommend that Lowes and Shapiro buy the tyke a football or a basketball once he starts walking. If he rejects those, so be it, but they can take comfort in the fact they did their parental duty.
I could recommend that, but obviously the parents-to-be are either on the fence on how their child ends up identifying sexually or — worse — hoping he will turn out abnormal so that they can crusade on behalf of all the other abnormal people running around today demanding equality. If that’s the case, they’re really in need of psychiatric.