Another sign of how screwed up our society has become.
Can’t have children? Just pay a woman to rent out her womb.
Now don’t get me wrong…I’m a libertarian on this. The technology is out there, and–as long as they’re not killing anyone with it–I’m not sure I like the idea of government diverting law enforcement away from real crimes to police the Rent-A-Womb industry.
On the other hand, you can chalk up another one for feminism. As women continue to marry late, with childbearing years behind them, they will be hard-pressed to find ways to become mothers. This is because–as a general rule–women are hard-wired to want that.
And you know what? The diva of modern feminism–Gloria Steinem–agrees with me.
While romancing Mort Zuckerman, she attempted–without success–to gain the fertility that she blew during her “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle” days. I’d actually feel sorry for her, except that she caused countless women a load of misery, as they followed her advice of more sex–with abortion as the safegard–and career life, marriage be damned.
I remember that first “test tube baby” in the late 1970s. I was in grade school at the time–and, honestly, didn’t know the first thing about the details of reproduction–but I had a sinking feeling that something wasn’t right about this “test tube baby” stuff.
Now, sexual reproduction has become a free market transaction. While prostitution remains illegal–for now–it is probably only a matter of time before technology develops robots specially-designed for sex. Once that happens, prostitutes will find themselves facing competition. Then again, so will women who will otherwise wish to marry.
Then, not only will reproduction become a free market transaction; so will the sexual act itself.
At this rate, women will become even more irrelevant.
That’s the telos of a feminist, post-Christian society.
Ahhh…but not to worry. The backlash is coming! And it will be sooner rather than later…