Monday, June 02, 2008

Men Now Share the Blame

I often think about how many women throughout time were replaced by younger wives, or even worse killed, because they "couldn't produce a son --a male heir." Of course women have NOTHING to do with the gender of the offspring, which makes me wish all of those women through history could somehow avenge themselves...

And even after we learned that gender was decided by the father's sperm, women were still blamed for "old genetic material" in their eggs-- letting old dads (like Larry King, etc) off the hook for a plethora of genetic conditions that have conveniently been blamed on the mother. Well, as we women knew all along, that's about as accurate as beheading us for your brood of daughters...

"...A mass study found that deaths of children fathered by over-45s occurred at almost twice the rate of those fathered by men aged between 25 and 30.

Scientists believe that children of older fathers are more likely to suffer particular congenital defects as well as autism, schizophrenia and epilepsy. The study was the first of its kind of such magnitude in the West, and researchers believe the findings are linked to the declining quality of sperm as men age..." (source)

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