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National Service for Women?
by Robyn M. Speed   
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Last edited: Thursday, February 19, 2004
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Perinatal Society of S-------e, official has a suggestion to boost S--------'s dwindling birth rate.

It would rank as one of the dumbest, yet funniest, things I've read all week (clear indication that I am amused easily and often).

S-------e (a place in the Asian region) apparently has one of the highest rates of older mothers in the world, with women in their 30s having babies, rather than in their 20s--and 16% of those women having babies when they are over 35 years of age. This is of notable concern to the Perinatal Society of S-------e. One of their spokesmen said that 'We are not progressing in our birth rate even with the governments financial bonuses...'

And he also said this, which I personally think is an absolute GEM!!!
"Women should consider births (as) their 'national service' just like the boys"

Isn't that marvelous!

Can you imagine being called up to do your national service? "Men to the left for army fatigues and sweat, ladies to the right for negligees and compulsory breeding."

Yes, the birth rate in S-------e is low. You want to know why? It's not because couples here don't want children, it's because they can't afford them. The cost of living here is so high that both husband and wife have to work full time to earn enough money, and the employers are so uncaring that they have staff working long hours and frequently not leaving until 7 or 8 at night if not much later than that. Even if these people could afford to have a baby, if they still had to work long hours then when would they see their baby? The answer is: they wouldn't. The baby would be raised by the maid or the grandparents. Can you imagine reaching your golden years and then having to raise a family?

Couples were criticized by the spokesman for not having babies in their thirties. Well, tell me how many people in their 20s these days have been able to afford a home in S--------e and been prepared to give up their career (something they were pushed towards all their life by an unrelenting education system that demands 'A's 'A's 'A's and more 'A's and you must have a career too!) They are all pushed to be top of the class, to be successful in all that they do, now you want them to chuck it in while they are in their 20s and breed? That's hypocritical.

I'm a woman. If you tell  me it is my national duty to breed, I will hit you!

How dare any man ever tell women that it is their duty to do 'national service' and breed more citizens!

National Service...I suppose the next move is to pair people up with a partner that is likely to contribute to a healthy and intelligent baby that will also contribute to the nation. Better still, why not try cloning the best and the brightest!

Or how about this: remove the eggs from pubescent girls and the sperm from pubescent boys and store them. Then, when they are ready to breed, bring them out, fertilize the egg with the sperm and plant them in an old uterus!

Like I said, it was the funniest thing I've read all week

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