Artificial Sperm. Tastes Great! Less Calories!
Seriously though… the announcement out of the University of Germany that scientists have produced 65 mouse fetuses using sperm that was grown from embryonic stem cells should provide a big bump for ’70s style feminism.
Some of you are too young to remember, but back in those days when it was fashionable to be provocative in the extreme, some rad feminists looked forward to the day when artificial insemination, "test tube babies," ad ininitum would make men obsolete and unnecessary.
Getting a bit ahead of her times, Valerie Solanas — who later went on to gain fame by shooting Andy Warhol — wrote in her S.C.U.M. (Society for Cutting Up Men) Manifesto that "It is now technically feasible to reproduce without the aid of males (or, for that matter, females) and to produce only females. We must begin immediately to do so. Retaining the male has not even the dubious purpose of reproduction. The male is a biological accident: the Y (male) gene is an incomplete X (female) gene, that is, it has an incomplete set of chromosomes… Although completely physical, the male is unfit even for stud service."
Has the day finally come? Is the male obsolete? Wait a second, brother. Are you a man or are you a mouse? Men, stand erect in the defense of your Y chromosome!
Or maybe just design a new gender and make it your own…