May 30, 2003


It'd pay for blokes to have the babies (Richard Glover, May 31 2003, Sydney Morning Herald)
Sydney filmmakers, it has emerged this week, are making a documentary about fathers who pretend to breastfeed their new babies. Apparently, the fathers believe that this aids the bonding process.

At the same time, a Herald report claims men will soon be able to create babies, without the assistance of any female genetic material.

It's great that men want to be women, and women want to be men, but what will it all mean? Here's a list of just some of the ways the world would change if men and women swapped roles: [...]

People would stop publishing baby manuals, since no man has ever started a job by reading the instructions.

Instead of the question "Do I look good in this dress?", there would always be a statement: "You've got to admit I look great in this dress."

The length of the labour would be recorded on the child's birth certificate; rather like the way big-game fishermen record the length of battle for a particularly fine marlin.

Workplace productivity would fall to new lows as men everywhere were distracted by the alluring sight of their own breasts.

Apparently Aussie men don't have the same masculinity problem as Canadian men. Posted by Orrin Judd at May 30, 2003 7:43 PM
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