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Guys, I need you to read this. I need to tell you about something terrible that happened to me. This was one of the most traumatic things I’ve had to write, and I hope you will read it carefully, in a spirit of respect and understanding.

As I’ve mentioned on Facebook before, my wife is pregnant. We recently went for an ultrasound, only to be unexpectedly assaulted by the worst kind of bigotry and close mindedness you can imagine. The ultrasound technician observed a penis and declared — right then and there, completely on her own and without warning — that we’re having a “boy.”

I have never been so outraged in my life. Who is she to ASSUME that a penis automatically means our child is a boy? Who is she to ASSIGN a gender based on something as meaningless and utterly arbitrary as a reproductive organ? You can’t just go around observing physical realities and drawing basic conclusions based on them. I am overwhelmed by the bigotry and transphobia.

It took me a couple of weeks to recover and put my thoughts together, but I finally wrote this letter to the ultrasound technician who cruelly victimized my family. My purpose is to instruct her about the recent advancements in science that have revealed the undeniable fact that girls can have penises, and also to inform her of the impending multi-million dollar lawsuit that I filed in the name of tolerance.

This letter is very personal to me, but I believe it brings to light an important issue, which is why I’m publishing it. Please meditate up it, learn from it, and share it with your bigoted friends and family members. We still have a lot of work to do as a society: