Bitch on the Blog

April 16, 2014

Sperm count

Filed under: Amusement,Ethics — bitchontheblog @ 06:03

Sweethearts, you can’t beat this for entertainment value:

Made today’s headlines: Iran to ban vasectomies. Aiming to double the country’s population.

I am fond of children, indeed any people. Very. However, leaving all politics aside, who does actually carry the baby? To shine a light on the dubious: Women (mothers) are NOT a production line to supply cannon fodder. Back in the dark days (World War Two) there was a saying: “Frauen macht die Beine breit, der Fuehrer braucht Soldaten”, loosely and crudely translated as “Women, open your legs, Hitler needs soldiers”. Which reminds me, and as an aside: Apparently, when there is war looming on the horizon more boys are born than girls. Yes, I know it sounds like folklore but there is a correlation. I am not going to go into the biological detail of boy/girl sperm race to the egg’s finishing line (remember it’s Easter).

Come to think of it, here is an egg for militant feminists: A woman’s egg’s X sitting there patiently, waiting for the troops to advance, it’s the man’s “input” which will determine gender of the as yet to be conceived. So much for equality. And choice. And before any of you come up with old wives’ tales about the acidity level of the recepticle I know I know.  Just to make you even more miserable: The more manly a man the more daughters he will have. Yes, really. Little consolation for my (very manly) father who had three daughters and one son.

Going back to cannon fodder and the theory that the more war there is in the offing the more boys will be born: My parents have twelve grandchildren. Ten boys, two girls. WW III on the horizon, no doubt. Mind you, how my nieces are supposed to keep up the supply I do not know.




  1. Sending you a mail.

    Comment by Rummuser — April 16, 2014 @ 07:36 | Reply

    • Thanks, Ramana, for letting me know. Just checked my spam folder: You are not in there either. Odd.

      Since I don’t want your comment to be lost to other readers I’ll try ‘copy and paste” from your email:

      “Conspiracy theorists have been shouting about this for long that this is part of the grand scheme to out populate the world with Muslims. It is a long term plan if you believe them. All good luck to them I say.”

      Good job, I am not a conspiracy theorist, Ramana. For that I know too little about the world. If taking over the world were only as easy as procreating we’d all be descendants of Alexander the Great. Or of Napoleon. Or anyone with illusion of racial/religious superiority whilst invading Russia. Why am I (literally) laughing at the very thought of all that snow? One of these days I shall found my own little Kaiserreich. Let me know which government position you’d like to occupy. It’s yours. The Angel I’ll put in charge of finances. Which will be very hard on all of us since he keeps not only tight purse strings but to a budget.

      Come to think of it what a fun idea: Running my own empire. Now all we need are bees and drones – and the world is not so much an ant heap as buzzing with Ursulines. Paradise.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — April 16, 2014 @ 11:03 | Reply

  2. My immediate thought, after the agreement with the story about the number of boys pre a war, was along the lines of “What are the Iranians up to? Population war.?”… they say something similar about the Catholics in Northern Ireland….. certainly I have heard some Muslims putting forward this idea. Whether we should give it credence is another question.

    Re History…. eat your heart out Henry VIII….. among others.

    Um, as for being the descendents of such as Alexander or Napoleon: Well Ghengis Khan is said to be common ancestor and theoretically Charlemagne is the ancestor of all Europeans. Interestingly herself can trace her ancestry via Edward II to Charlemagne……

    Comment by magpie11 — April 16, 2014 @ 13:53 | Reply

    • Don’t talk to me about Henry the Eighth. The Angel’s history curriculum saw fit to cover eight wives at length. And I mean length. Maybe one term? I was in knots. Couldn’t bloody believe it. Just to amuse me and myself later today, when the Angel comes back from a hard day’s work, pale, I shall ask him what he remembers of Henry and his wives. And why.

      History was taught differently when I was ten. You start somewhere. Preferably at the beginning. Say Hammurabi of Babylon. You work your way up the centuries. Eventually you arrive at 1066. By the time of WW Two you know that history is bent into that shape which fits a crooked shoe. Franco best forgotten. And what future generations will make of our NOW I do not even contemplate. Let’s hope it won’t bore them.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — April 17, 2014 @ 05:15 | Reply

  3. Up at the allotment today I fell to pondering manly men and such. I wondered if the same scenario (about female offspring) is true of other Primates (apes not archbishops)? If so then there are probably very good evolutioanry reasons. More females to mate with (like they) and to care for future offspring of Himself and Alpha female and fewer males to challenge his supremacy whereas a less manly male producing more male offspring could mean a greater chance for the species to continue and for unmanly male to be challenged and got rid of…… Of course one then asks what does an equal balance of male and female offspring suggest?

    BTW six wives…….

    Interesting discussion on domesday on radio Four this am.

    Comment by magpie11 — April 17, 2014 @ 23:07 | Reply

    • I knew there was a reason I’d like an allotment. All that thinking whilst eradicating blackfly…

      And I did say SIX in my amendment to you. Not, of course, that it makes much difference. What’s a head or two rolling among a king and his queens? What I forgot to mention – and came across this the other day when sorting through ‘memorabilia” of his school days – the Angel drew (yes, as in drawing) them all, the wives. Which for some reason reminded me of attending a Catholic church service at the tender age of nineteen. I had to flee the incense since I know when fainting is imminent. Never was fresh air better.

      Domesday, for reasons I haven’t explored, doesn’t interest me. Other than in a goolish way. I haven’t been to London for a while but there used to be those sandwich men predicting that the end was neigh.

      How is the seed coming along?


      Comment by bitchontheblog — April 18, 2014 @ 03:20 | Reply

      • Ooooh! Missus! My seed is personal….

        Haven’t seen a sandwich man for years…let alone a man in a sandwich….

        Comment by magpie11 — April 18, 2014 @ 10:51 | Reply

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