Sunday, September 2, 2012

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)
'Ultimately, the question is, does "mankind" really need men?'

– A rather provocative quote in one of those every-so-often commentaries evincing concern that perhaps the male side of the species isn't so essential to, well, the species. (Random query: if women are the distaff side, are men the "staff"? The "dis"?) The author is Greg Hampikian, identified as "a professor of biology and criminal justice at Boise State University and the director of the Idaho Innocence Project" – no surprise then that in this New York Times op-ed he voices public safety concerns, writing that the human male, unlike the female, "is given to lethal incidents and ends up impounded more often." Hampikian's thesis seems a wee bit over the top, but it's an interesting with-morning-coffee-read nevertheless.

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