Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Suffer the children

Link of the Day: A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

So I was reading this article about homosexual marriage (link courtesy of jemima), and it occurred to me, from the POV of this article, that marriage is all about the children. In which case, if you do not plan to have children or cannot have children, you shouldn't be able to get married at all; a signed contract to reproduce ought to be a requirement before one marches up to the altar and swear eternal devotion to someone of the opposite sex who obviously shares this intense desire to also reproduce. Adding paperwork to the bureacracy of marriage should not be too difficult. After all, the desire for spawnlings is a powerful and intrinsic motivation -- who wants to be the dead end on the human family tree anyway?

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