Letters to the Editor: A nation of vasectomized men — did you envision this, antiabortion zealots? —
On January 19, 2019, an article appeared in the Chicago Reader. “A nation of vasectomized men,” it opened, before informing the reader that those men have been “a staple of America’s male lifestyle since the 1950s because they have proven to be much quicker and easier for the average, middle-class man to father children with than other, less-invasive sexual methods are.”
Well, I would like to correct that misconception, and I would be quite proud of them.
The truth is, they have no monopoly on fatherhood. Every month of the year, a new number of fathers fall to the ground, and yet they continue to exist for another month or so.
There are many ways a man can be a father, including one in which a man and a woman create a child together, in which a man and woman who are not married create a child together, or a man and a woman who are married attempt to conceive a child together.
However, most men do not have a lot of choice in the matter of their fertility – either the man or the woman must take on the role of father.
I don’t think most men would be offended by a family whose father is neither a man nor a woman.
And my point here, again, is not to say that women should abandon their families.
My point is that men and women who embrace fatherhood can do so and be successful.
My point is that most men are lazy. They would rather be doing something else. My point is that most men would rather be watching television at home. My point is that a large percentage of men would rather be watching television at home.
My point is that most men would rather watch football on TV or watch football at the ballpark or football at the mall.
My point is that most men would rather be watching television at home.
My point is that a man with this attitude would rather be wearing a suit, instead of wearing a sports jacket, or a suit instead of a baseball jersey, or a football jersey, or a baseball cap, or a cap instead of