Anorak | Unmanned Craft

Unmanned Craft

by | 21st, January 2004

‘IT has started. Fellow men (and, in this instance, we mean men), our role here on Earth is gradually but inexorably being phased out.

Another redundant man

The Independent reports that Suzi Leather, head of Britain’s fertility regulator (Ofsperm?), is calling for a revolution in the law governing IVF treatment to end the requirement that women must find a man to act as father for her child.

‘It would give the green light to single women and lesbians to seek treatment on equal terms with heterosexual couples,’ the paper says.

‘But the downgrading of the father’s role in child-rearing is likely to be portrayed as an attack on the traditional family.’

Anorak obviously welcomes any move that will send the Daily Mail into an apoplectic rage, but we worry that this may be a step too far.

Step-ladders and better kitchen design have already made men’s role in getting things down off high shelves largely redundant. There are devices to loosen those hard-to-get-off jar tops.

Contraptions ranging from The Rabbit to The Lightest Touch, a female orgasmatron that is apparently taking the United States by storm, have replaced the male’s drunken fumblings in bed.

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