May 19, 2004

This Just In

I just got this off the AP wire:

Boston (AP): The Massachusetts Supreme Court has just ruled that men may give birth.

The ruling - brought by a group seeking full equality for men - means that for the first time, men will be able to carry fetuses to birth.

"This is a huge victory" said Pat Wess-Hess, an activist in the field. "It now means the institution of childbirth is fully equal".

Efforts to pass such a law through the legislative process had consistently failed. Critic John Smith said "Y'know, it's kinda absurd - for millions of years, the child-bearing process was something that women did".

Wess-Hess responded "There was a time people thought there were biological justifications for slavery, too! And besides - lots of women are bad mothers - what guarantee do you have that men will be any worse?"

Men are reported to be flying to Massachusetts to start giving birth. According to the Massachusetts Supreme Court, it will be legal at 12:01AM Thursday morning.

More as the story develops.

Posted by Mitch at May 19, 2004 07:25 AM

I know this is off topic, Mitch, but I can't find an email place for you. We're you NARN guys supposed to do Hugh's show last night? What happened?

Posted by: Silver at May 19, 2004 09:05 AM

We're filling in for Hewitt next week.

The email here is comments *at- shotinthedark dot info.

Posted by: mitch at May 19, 2004 09:26 AM

heh. check this out,4057,9524937%255E13762,00.html
maybe an onion story that was taken seriously
by the paper?

Posted by: Ebeth at May 19, 2004 11:27 AM

"We shall fight the oppressor for your right to have babies, brother! ...sister, sorry."

Posted by: Andrew S. at May 19, 2004 07:27 PM

"You can't have babies!"

"Don't you oppress me!"

"What I mean is, you haven't got a womb! Where's the fetus going to gestate? Where will you keep it, in a box?"

Great stuff.

Posted by: Pious Agnostic at May 20, 2004 06:08 PM