So the USA has put restrictions on importing donated sperm from Europe, due to concerns about Mad Cow disease. This has many American women in an uproar because of their desire for Scandinavian sperm donors. This sympathetic report comments that “the Nordic donors were popular because of their blue eyes and blond hair, and their tendency to be tall and have advanced degrees.” Says one forelorn woman, separated from the father of her child with whom she wanted another,
“I’m Swedish-Norwegian and really wanted to have a gene pool that was similar to my own,” Peterson said. “I wanted a baby that looked like me and wanted to share my heritage with my baby. Now I have a beautiful Viking baby, which is what I wanted. I was hoping to give her a full sibling.”
Why don’t these women just go to Minnesota? Is this some fossilized remnant of monogamy? Anyway, can we count the ways this is wrong?