Your Call: Do We Need Male Reproductive Rights?

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Dear Em & Lo,

The way I see it, there is simply no such concept as male reproductive rights. If your girl gets pregnant and wants to keep the baby, congratulations, you’re a dad! Pay up, sucker. If you want to keep it but she wants to abort it, tough luck — there goes your progeny. The only thing a dude can do is rubber up and screen for sexual partners with similar values.

We get it, the baby’s growing in the woman’s body, and ownership is 9/10ths of the law. But come on, now. There’s got to be some kind of reasonable compromise. I don’t have an easy answer to this, and I doubt anyone else will either. Men will continue to get a raw deal here. But could you open the topic to discussion?

— Cat Amongst the Pigeons

Consider it done! What do you think, do we need male reproductive rights? And if so, what would they be? Let the debate begin (no throwing things, please) in the comments section below.

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134 Comments on "Your Call: Do We Need Male Reproductive Rights?"

2 years 25 days ago

We will forever get the raw deal now. Until humans remember our place the world will remain junk. Scorned women don’t realize that it is their choice as well. They don’t realize that there are women out there that do nothing but prey amongst the males, getting pregnant, getting child support and government assistance. That is all they do (they being the ones I just specified for all those fem-Nazis out there). Its no wonder males are moving towards what they are. You have taken advantage of us since the beginning and all we did was love you. Every single great man met his fall because of a woman. Look at your histories. On the other side, there was a time when women were respectable and trustworthy, I would guess about 5 or 6 centuries ago, but there was a time. I could be wrong on that point though. You are too easily influenced. Too easily drawn in to deviant and deceitful behavior. To clarify, I am not defending men in general. To those that are too short-sited to see the point I will stated it very clearly. We had control for thousand of years because we did it best. It maintained a unique set of priorities and disciplines for both and the family unit was successful and supportive. Everyone now is so concerned about having power that no one can see or take on anything beyond themselves. Change comes from within though and in a world full of self-important egotists, change will never come. When the world is finished shaking, you will all fall away. Blessings and good day. I hope for the best for all of us.

2 years 5 months ago

Well now, waaaa waaaa waaaaa. Historically it’s been the woman who has always gotten the short end of the stick. Has to quit school and raise a child, people think negatively about her and the guy gets off scott free. Here’s some simple advise. Keep your pants on and you won’t find yourself in this situation. Yes, possession is 9/10’s of the law. Sorry!

3 years 10 months ago

The comments are very interesting. I was unable to find strong answers for any of the following:

Why are women given the right to have casual sex but also have the choice to abort or give away the child – but men are not rewarded this same right?

Also, a further point, when one catches a cold – is it the victims fault for not washing his hands, not being warm enough, etc.? Or is it the fault of the person where the germs originated?

If women are given the choice to control what happens to their own bodies as far as abortion is concerned – why are they also not expected to control their bodies before they actually get pregnant?

4 years 1 month ago

Yes, males should have reproductive rights when the situation is a short term heterosexual relationship. The male should not be party to be extorted financially by another person or have that person benefit financially as a result of a one sided decision. Golddiggers beward. It encourages unprotected sex as a devious woman can profit from her pregnancy as doe the lawyers who get involved in the litigation.

4 years 6 months ago

Interesting article…

The rights lie with both parties for me