Michael Eriksson
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Sexless reproduction

During my readings, I encountered several cases of feminist extremists hailing break-throughs in sexless reproduction as a means to get rid of men, who (in their eyes) were now becoming redundant.

Apart from being an extreme case of misandry, going far beyond anything I have ever heard a man suggest about women (unless the man was a Nazi and she a Jew...), this entirely misses the point:

If we look at the roles traditionally filled by men and women, who has made what contributions to what field, etc., it should be clear that women fill a role of “reproductive infrastructure”, whereas men are the ones to bring humanity, sciences, art, philosophy, you-name-it, forward. (I make no statement about the future. Also: Beware that this refers to aggregated groups, not to individuals, and that exceptions like Emmy Noetherw exist.) Among many sources consider e.g. Angry Harry on intelligencee, my discussions of different abilities and personality types, and every second post on http://malechauvinist.blogspot.com/e (more scientific sources are linked to from there).

An apt analogy would be to consider men (artistic) painters and women makers of canvas, brushes, and paint: Wanting to abolish men is about as bright as saying that “Now we can make canvas without the need for the painters’ money. Let us get rid of the painters.”—and failing to realize that the canvas no longer had a raison d’etre without the painter. If anything, the opposite reasoning would apply: If the painter could get a sufficient supply of canvas without the canvas-makers, then the latter are redundant and can disappear without any loss to anyone but themselves—and similarly, if sexless reproduction became viable, it would be the women, not the men, who were suddenly redundant. (However, unlike these feminists, I do not jump to the conclusion that a certain group of humans should be abolished merely for being redundant. If nothing else, there are a few canvas-makers who have become good painters, and in due time, with the help of genetic manipulation or through evolutionary forces, that number may rise to a far higher level.)