“Male pregnancy” debuted at a London Fashion Week show over the weekend. Male models wore prosthetic baby bumps, similar to the one worn by Beyonce, as they walked in clothing by Beijing-based designer Xander Zhou.
The “pregnant” male models wore clothing that exposed their fake baby bumps in Zhou’s spring and summer 2019 collection called “Supernatural, Extraterrestrial & Co”.
“At Supernatural, Extraterrestrial & Co., we’re prepared to welcome a future of male pregnancy,” Zhou wrote on Instagram.
Zhou might not have long to wait.
Europe is leading the way in the fight for female-to-male transgenders to be recognized as fathers on their child’s birth certificate.
A London court is hearing the case of a biological woman who requested to be recognized as the “father” on her newborn son’s birth certificate.
The woman, who is heterosexual, takes male hormones to grow facial hair and wears stereotypically masculine clothing.
If the court rules in favor of the female-to-male transgender in the landmark case, the ruling might force the UK to change the law for all births in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Newborn babies in the UK will either have no mother listed on their birth certificates or the certificate will recognize the mother as the “father”.