Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Parthenogenesis, girls will make boys

Just the other day, I wrote on Doris Lessing and her rather silly-sounding and misandrist new novel in which a female-only, parthenogenetic society discovers men and treats them as monsters. As an aside, I rolled my figurative eyes at The Times's suggestion that the "virgin births" of Komodo dragons supports the viability of such a society. (Well, us men, we're such dinosaurs, right?) But today I was positively tickled to find the BBC reporting on such virgin births at another zoo with the punchline that: "All Komodo dragons bred in this way will be male". Oh, I know, I get excited at the silliest things, but don't you think there's a delicious irony in that?

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