February 1, 2008

Men Not Needed To Make Babies

Filed under: Of men women and Eunuchs,opinions,Random,Relationships — Kaveeta Oberoi Kaul @ 8:24 am

Okay can now stop rubbing your eyes in disbelief…you read the header right. Men arent required to make babies anymore. How? Apparently womens bone marrow can create sperm. Wow! And the Bible spoke of woman being created out of a mans collar (?) bone. time to demolish theories and get on with life….creating life. Out with your bones..women. they are sexy!!

So another male bastion falls forever. The news channels went all gung ho making a big deal of it. .of course it is a breakthrough. Just how fortunate it will eventually turn out is a matter too premature for a conclusive closure.

The feminist in me feels a sense of elation, while the romantic me is all droopy mouthed. Babies were meant to be the culmination of love. A family consisting of father, mother and kids was the quintessential picture perfect scenario. Lets face it children do need both parents for a protected, healthy, mature adult to emerge.

The ramifications of this discovery/invention are too intense and far reaching. Here one is not presuming that it is going to take place tomorrow, nor are we getting paranoid, jumping up and down as if females are now going to adopt this technique irrespective. However, even if one is crystal ball gazing into the future, allone perceives is more distancing in relationships, more segregation, more space between individuals and more loneliness.

Wondering.. Did HE want it so? I mean, one hears of old wives tales where our grandmothers used to covertly disclose the reason for sex being..umm.. pleasurable just so that babies were made and the world populace perpetuated ( Indians making their darnedest contribution) Our next question inevitably was ‘ So.. you mean Biji you have had sex only 11 times?” Remember there were large families then!! She’d blush and laugh uproariously. But honestly guys.. wasnt it meant to be that way? Not sex to only create babies silly..but babies born only out of a man woman conjugal union!! Why o Why the need for alternatives?

The only area where one can envisage a positive outcome is in the case of a couple where fertility is a problem. For gay activists this is a red letter day as well. Lesbian couples can now go ahead and have a baby of their own..literally.

And you thought only amoebas self procreated. So whats the new term for us..Womaebas??!!

Will men now feel threatened by women to a greater degree? Its funny ..till man was the patriarch, bread winner and anarchist all in one.. he was happy, contented, potent and healthy. Ever since women have entered into his playing field whether at work or at home, bringing in the moolah, driving his car and him around the bend, he is as if hypertense, popping pills and turning impotent. Did I say impotent? Soon it wont matter any least not to do with baby making.

Whatever happens to good old love making? Nothing.. as if the world was at it just to make babies…if only Biji knew!! Make love – Not babies.. the new age mantra.

And what happens to the teary eyed, raised inverted eyebrow-ed heroine with her’ Mai tumhaare bachche ki maa banne wali hoon” ( I am going to be the mother of your child) ..tsk tsk.. just think about it guys.. you might never ever hear it again!

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  1. Men not needed to make babies!!

    man..we are redundant now! read on how.

    Trackback by Anonymous — February 1, 2008 @ 9:05 am | Reply

  2. Yippee….that should teach them a lesson. Cool it guys..when we WANT you we will let you know. Don worry.. no subsitute for sex yet..hee hee hee

    Comment by Neha — February 1, 2008 @ 12:54 pm | Reply

  3. Ok got it..thanx for small mercies.SEX is yet our domain….(wild laugh)

    Comment by wild -guy — February 1, 2008 @ 3:35 pm | Reply

  4. we had a business commn. session the other day n tat guy made an airy statement abt some stats that says ki… by 2020-25 80% of the guys wud be working under female bosses πŸ™‚ he sounded so dramatic n all… n he expected a shiver to roll over the junta (most were of the ‘man’-kind!) – tell u, it was pretty funny n maybe i missed his point totally… nonetheless, i laughed it off.
    somehow reading ur ‘bone-chilling’ post :), made me again wanna smile πŸ™‚
    i just wonder how much more complicated life wud become… how many more permutations wud be borne outta the gyan that we generate… love, affections n such other emotions – wud they stand a chance against the binary logics and codes of science? sadly, we don care at all… we think these are tools to iron out gender divide. liberation n empowerment of the women… this mite be a never ending tiff but still, it wud be nice if we cud turn the page n clt+alt+del the garbage of social history that still drives feminism to duel with MC-isms…. so many -isms that even the brain is offset and programmed to react differently.
    whether sex n love are the yard-sticks of male existence, i don know… but it wud just be sad if even now, we talk about someone ‘having the wrong apparatus’ n then concoct some chemical loccha from the bone-marrow n play ‘gawd’…
    everything in life is done with a purpose? everyone has a purpose? sounds too fishy if u look for the nuances? when wud these man, woman woes be laid to rest?? ‘love will keep us alive..’ if u’ve heard this number… (i don know abt the marrow-fications of the future, but it saddens me just..)

    Comment by saptarshi — February 2, 2008 @ 11:26 am | Reply

  5. Saptarshi which means its okay with u 2 be under a female….as in under a female boss..not ny other way ;)I’d hate it.

    Comment by Apollo — February 2, 2008 @ 1:20 pm | Reply

  6. Sapt from the looks of it seems like you n me are the only 2 romantics left,harbouring dreams of Utopia, dreamily going through life, sighing, willing wishing wanting.
    But after all as Jejus ( as rakhi would say) preached ‘the meek shall inherit the earth”..let these science freaks continue to bamboozle their way around, the manor born ..err… intended manner born shall rule.Why the dukes do we interfere with the blueprint in HIS office? beats me.

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — February 2, 2008 @ 3:45 pm | Reply

  7. This will certainly take on dangerous consequences. How can the genetic structure be one which promotes a healthy generation?

    Comment by Jatin Lall — February 2, 2008 @ 11:27 pm | Reply

  8. Which brings us to the point Jatin Ji that does this not amount to incest in a way? Most doctors advise even against marriage between first cousins as is the case in some Muslim families and south India since they feel it may lead to deformities in children. What is this then?

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — February 3, 2008 @ 7:30 am | Reply

  9. @ Apollo…

    i won mind either ways…. ‘what lies beneath’ – concept; btw…. 360 degree evaluation gives u the best result – u mite just wanna try that out, personal or corporate πŸ™‚

    @ Sachiniti…

    ‘godz must be crazy’ to have left the traces of u-know-what in the bone marrow of u-know-who πŸ™‚ as if those Almighty-s floating around in the milky way already hadnt caused loops and loop-holes in the fraternity below….
    the god delusion is another line of debate, the atheist that i am πŸ™‚ but all i can say is the romanticism in life, for life, is in our hands… but we are too busy sorting complicating certain things to make certain other things easier. life would always be the see-saw, shifting the fulcrum here n there wud just hurt the movement. religion wasnt enuf, now u have adam n eve clawing at each other… alas! the forbidden apple hangs on, waiting for Newton’s law to pull it down. what a waste!!

    Comment by saptarshi — February 4, 2008 @ 8:32 am | Reply

  10. You an atheist? Hmmm..interesting.

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — February 5, 2008 @ 2:54 pm | Reply

  11. Womaebas! Love the word. But seriously even if men become redundant in the process of making babies, what happens to the child if he/she does not have a father?

    Comment by Indefatigable Guy — February 6, 2008 @ 10:45 pm | Reply

  12. IG..can sense your apprehensions and feel the same. Children need the nurturing of a mothers love and a fathers steadfastness to foster fearlessness without which it would at best be a handicapped childhood. this is not meant to be a critique of those situations where the loss of a father due to death or divorce has led to the ineviatability. But rather a warning to those who opt to a fatherless familial environ. I am totally against it.

    Comment by kaveetaakaul — February 7, 2008 @ 3:47 pm | Reply

  13. Great news, thanks to the inventor (i am sure the one who discovered this is a “Men”)

    Its really cool, this was the only thing men could not escape from last 20 centuries, now girls would work, fight, invent and reproduce, and men can easily sit and smoke and drink and party hard! I am really dying to see a world where Women would live,work, earn and fight for men, hope this is what heaven would be πŸ™‚

    Comment by r@jiv — April 14, 2008 @ 3:00 am | Reply

  14. Good no more alimony, no more child support, no more paternity fraud, of course a lot more criminals but hey I’ll take the bad with the good πŸ˜‰

    Comment by alexander — June 3, 2009 @ 5:02 pm | Reply

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