Tuesday, June 01, 2004

"Not Retarded."

I saw this story last week, meant to link it and promptly forgot. Then the good Mr. Savage reminded me.

"According to the British news service Ananova.com, a married German couple were having trouble getting pregnant, so they went to see some fertility doctors. The docs ran tests, determined that both the husband and wife were fertile, and called them in for a talk. "When we asked them how often they had had sex," a spokesman for the clinic told the press, "they looked blank and said, 'What do you mean?'" The 30-year-old wife and her 36-year-old husband—married eight years!—didn't know "the physical requirements necessary to procreate." The couple, the report went on, were "not retarded." They had just grown up in a "religious environment," i.e., the kind of no-information-about-sex-please-we're-fundies environment that America's religious kooks want to impose on us all."


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