We can do many things. We will be able to do even more.
But we must start asking in earnest: Ought we do may of the things we can?
From the Daily Telegraph:
Women could delay the menopause indefinitely with ovary transplant: doctors
Women could remain fertile indefinitely after successful ovarian transplants lead to births and delay the menopause, doctors have told a conference.
A technique to remove pieces of ovary, store it for decades and then replace it with delicate surgery could effectively put a woman’s menopause ‘on ice’, doctors said. [Who comes up with this stuff?]
The only thing preventing them from having babies into their old age would be their physical ability to carry a pregnancy, they said. [Because we know better than God how the timing of our lives should run.]
The controversial notion [Get this…] would allow career women peace of mind with a fertility insurance policy so they can find a partner, settle down and become financially secure before starting a family. [GRRRR… I know that people are growing up later and later. I know that women were lied to by the Betty Friedan’s of the world, and are still being lied to by the entertainment industry and academia. I also know that the distortion of sexual differences and roles have resulted in an even greater confusion about identity and has crippled our culture at the level of our culture’s future (our youth). But… that said… that just seems damn selfish, to me. ME ME ME… I… I… I…]
By delaying the menopause they could also avoid the increased risk of osteoporosis and heart disease that come with the end of their fertile life but may raise the risk of breast and womb cancer. [And that is how they sell the idea, right? I remember seeing contraceptive hormone patch commercials on TV which added the enticing news about how beautiful they make your skin… evil jerks.]
A conference heard how 28 babies have been born worldwide to patients who either had their own ovarian tissue removed before treatment that would have left them infertile and replaced afterwards or twins where one donated tissue to the other. [GREAT! Another new market! Let’s sell body parts and sell fertility! If there are now altruistic donations, a market will follow. No?]
There’s a lot more.
I am all for treatments that might help or alleviate suffering from osteoporosis, and so forth. But this seems to me like something very dangerous.
I once read a book that scared the stuffing out of me: Frank Herbert’s The White Plague. A madman engineers a disease which kills only women. Society, obviously, goes to pieces. This is in part because women civilize men. Young women need to learn to civilize young men. However, when young women begin to behave as coarsely as men will tend to when they have only male company, that civilizing effect is removed. In their false freedom from what feminists claim is the oppression of cultural conditioning, they endanger themselves even more. In a head to head conflict with men in coarseness or force, women will lose and men can walk away.
This new scientific development looks like it is being sold as a freedom from nature and therefore from roles. Everyone loses when this agenda is pursued.
The Daily Mail has an editorial on the matter HERE.