We interrupt this blog to bring you this breaking news: The Y chromosome is disappearing. It’s damaged, cannot repair itself and will be gone in about 125,000 years.
Lest you miss the significance of this, let me put it another way: No more men.
Think about this a minute. What will your family tree look like once the male line is eradicated? Granted, 125,000 years is a ways off but, according to scientists, a man’s value to women will be greatly diminished before the dawn of the next century.
Sperm counts are already falling and female-only reproduction is just one generation away. It’s already possible with mice. Here in Iowa, a marriage of residents from two small towns is said to have sparked the classic headline: “Manly man marries Fertile woman.” Will future single-sex generations find that headline amusing, or just perplexing?
A world without men will do much more than upset the genealogical order of mankind. Car oil will go unchanged, bugs will go unkilled, sports will go unwatched and Viagra will go untaken.
To learn more about this sad (from a man’s point of view) situation, check out this ABC News report.