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Main / Bryan Sykes asks: "Do we need men?"
May 14, 2004, 10:52 AM
Check out this website:

"Bryan Sykes, head of Human Genetics at Oxford University, has recently published the book "Adam's Curse" (Bantam Press) which details declining fertility in the male population as a result of the male Y chromosome being steadily destroyed by the mitochondrial DNA (mDNA) carried by women. He says that within 5,000 generations (125,000 years) fertility in the male population will be only 1% of its present rate. The human race will then be faced with a massive reproduction problem and facing extinction. One possible option that Mr Sykes suggests once this situation is reached is to do away with men altogether. Referring to his idea of eliminating the male gender, he glibly states that "I doubt there would be serious ethical objections. Men are now on notice. "

This web site offers an alternative view point on his social and reproduction theories, which are highly flawed and extremely ill thought out, to put it mildly. Despite this they have been swallowed hook, line and sinker by certain sections of the British media without any kind of rigorous analysis."
I like the Eastern European women, and the South American. But I just can't find Asian women sexually attractive. Is it illegal to say that?

I don't know what it is. Put it this way: You'll never find a chink in MY armor!
Thanks Stally.

Btw, has anyone ever told you that you look like Mr T from the A Team?
Yes. I agree about stereotyping. But on boards like this, ya have to use a bit of generalising in order to have any kind of discussion.

After all, otherwise you could just throw your hands up in the air and say: everyone is different, therefore it is pointless to talk about any trend or pattern in society!

There are definitely national characters, and there are definitely cultural differences.

I think your kodak commercial analogy is a good one.

There is also an advertising slogan for women's shampoo or something: "Because I'm worth it." I was watching a show a few years ago - I think it was Oprah Winfrey - and one woman said something to the effect of "Every woman deserves a good looking, wealthy husband." and all the women in the audience clapped.

But WHY does every woman deserve this??? Why do Western women think the world owes them the best of everything just because they exist?
This also links into the trend in the other post about the growing number of women who want to stay at home, but not do any housework.
I was married to a Spanish woman. I would not lump Spain and France in the same group as the U.S. Canada, and England. They are Very very different. Western Europe is one group, England another, and Northern Europe another group altogether.

Okay. I can beleive that. But can you say in what ways they are different in terms of male/female relationships?
I was including Australian women as being Western (along with US, UK, Canada, and most of Europe - such as France, Germany, Spain).

But maybe they really are different?
Better to be called names for 5 minutes than to be unhappy for life!
I think the appeal of non-western women is they are not so obsessed with materialism and status.
Yes. I've know a few Czech girls and they were really pleasant to spend time with, and very pretty.
(I'm assuming here that most of us are from Western, English-speaking countries)
One step at a time!
There was an Australian billboard ad a couple of years ago showing a woman holding two dog leads around the necks of two naked men crawling on the floor. It was for a clothes or perfume company or some such sh1t.


The ad complaints association in Australia received complaints about the sexually degrading nature of this ad, and they basically dismissed them, claiming the ad was humorous.

I wonder whether this ad would be able to run in the future, after the worldwide coverage that these appaling photos from Iraq have received.

And if it was, I wonder whether they would get away with using the "humor" defence?

Have these photos changed public perception?

Comments anyone?
What is interesting though is that - if this is true - women are starting to want to retreat back into the 'kitchen' from the workplace.