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Being A Fat Guy Causes Infertility

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A European Science Foundation report found that mass infertility among European men is caused by a decreased sperm count, which is linked to obesity. At least this time, it's not our fault?

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The report mentions that because overweight and obese men tend to produce less testosterone, their sperm is less potent and therefore less likely to successfully impregnate their female partners. The men involved in the study were between 18 and 25 years old, and 40% had sperm counts so low that their best hope for ever successfully reproducing is through in vitro fertilization.

The silver lining here, for those of us who aren't all that keen on the idea of having babies, is to date a fat European man. I'd even go so far as to advise those men with low sperm counts to use that fact to their advantage, as this finding, coupled with the study that concluded that fat men actually have more sexual stamina than their thin counterparts, makes a pretty good case for ignoring social conventions of attractiveness and letting go of any resistance you may have to dating a fat man. After all, he can probably get you off and probably can't get you pregnant.

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"Fat Chance At Fatherhood" [<a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/fat_chance_at_fatherhood_Dc9cbrT6njcvz4mppeu3dN]

[EDIT: NYP Link isn't working; here's the story at The Daily Mail]

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loremipsum1999
loremipsum1999

Good article, allow me to tweak it a bit:

"The silver lining here, for those of us who aren't all that keen on the idea of having babies, is to date a fat European woman. I'd even go so far as to advise those women who are barren to use that fact to their advantage, as this finding, coupled with the study that concluded that fat women actually have more sexual stamina than their thin counterparts, makes a pretty good case for ignoring social conventions of attractiveness and letting go of any resistance you may have to dating a fat woman. After all, you can still get your rocks off and you probably won't get her pregnant."

Are you kidding me with this article? First off, I'm a woman. If someone were to publish an article like what I have just written, I would be, needless to say, offended. How is the article that Morning Gloria has posted any less offensive to men? This is just another example of a double standard which I have been dismayed to see Jezebel propagating recently, coupled with the blatantly sexually objectifying Thanksgiving slideshow. If a men's blog were to post an article similar to that which Morning Gloria has written, I guarantee that Jezebel would not only write an article critiquing it, but would also probably petition to have it removed.

This blog makes it a point to stress equality for all women whether they are fat, skinny, athletic, nerdy, white, black, whatever. If the editors and readers of this blog would not tolerate a chauvinist post in this vein, how can they post their own that is just as offensive to men?

Furthermore, the fact that this article is basically mocking infertility is sickening. Infertility is an enormous problem which many couples and individuals face, and it can often tear apart a relationship. Those unfortunate enough to be infertile often suffer damaging psychological repercussions due to the fact that they cannot reproduce and have their own children. The fact that you can so easily make light of this situation is unbelievable to me when Jezebel usually prides themselves on sensitivity.