Wednesday, December 17, 2008

gay penguins? the best daddies of all

Sweet little waddling men, all dressed up in formal black and white and ready for fatherhood.

Money quotes from the Daily Mail:

'We decided to give them two eggs from another couple whose hatching ability had been poor and they've turned out to be the best parents in the whole zoo,' said one of the keepers. . . .

Wildlife experts at the park explain that despite being gay the three-year-old male birds are still driven by an urge to be fathers.

'One of the responsibilities of being a male adult is looking after the eggs. Despite the fact that they can't have eggs naturally, it does not take away their biological drive to be a parent,' said one.

One campaigner who did not want to be named welcomed the move and said: 'It wasn't fair to stop them becoming parents and keep them apart from all the other birds just because of the way nature has made them.'


But the best take of all is from Shakesville, where Miss Melissa astutely observed:

And all I could think when I was reading this story was how extraordinarily fucked up it is that, if you want to be a parent, you're better off being a gay male penguin in China than a gay male human in Arkansas.

Indeed.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

I've already commented on this on JMG, but I love the quotes here, as it makes it so clear, doesn't it? It takes a penguin analogy? Loved the last paragraph!!!

December 17, 2008 9:58 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

oops...not JMG, but True Blue Texan!!!!!

December 17, 2008 10:17 AM  
Blogger Elaine Warner said...

Keep Sally Kern away from the zoo!!!

December 17, 2008 9:31 PM  

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