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Obviously, "She's having my baby" is wrong because it denotes that the child belongs solely to the father. But I could understand how the not so linguistically adept (and no, that does not refer to a type of pasta) might think that a simple statement such as, "I want you to have my child" is completely innocent. The gentleman in question is saying not only does he want to procreate, but wants to produce a being with the woman being addressed.
The English language is being butchered left and right, and sexism is built right into it. We need to actually think about what we say before it's spewed out. I will admit that I am occasionally guilty of this myself.
Don't even get me started on netspeak (i.e. lol, omg, lolcatspeak, l33t, and other atrocities).

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