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Twilight1
01-02-2012, 10:16 PM
From that blog about New Year's and Crown Princess Masako

"and pressure surrounding her inability to produce a male heir for the family, but it's always nice to get a smiling glimpse of her, here with her husband Crown Prince Naruhito"

Japan does know that it is the men that decides the sex of children right? I was shocked when I read that.

IceAlisa
01-02-2012, 10:17 PM
Gawd. What is this, the 1500's with King Henry VIII all over again? :rolleyes: Off with her head.

nerdycool
01-02-2012, 10:26 PM
The thing that kinda irks me about Japan's dynastic situation, is that they were apparently very serious about changing the law to allow females to inherit. But then Princess Akishino gave birth to a boy a few years ago, and it was dropped. They're just going to run into this problem again in the future, not even acknowledging the fact that it's extremely sexist and outdated.

AragornElessar
01-03-2012, 12:32 AM
ITA w/you nerdycool. I always snicker a bit whenever I hear someone talk about how advanced a culture Japan is. Ummm...Not really. :rolleyes:

It was nice to see a picture of Masako looking lovely, relaxed and actually happy though. So very rare.

mag
01-03-2012, 03:32 AM
Gawd. What is this, the 1500's with King Henry VIII all over again? :rolleyes: Off with her head.

We were discussing babies at a dinner party over the holidays and a well educated friend mentioned a woman's "propensity for giving birth to females." My jaw dropped and I pointed out that, as she must know, it is the male that decides the sex of the child. To this she answered that while the chromosome comes from the sperm it is the woman who decides which sperm will fertilize the egg and therefore woman can have a propensity to male or female children. I really didn't know what to say short of "are you out of your friggen mind?!!!" but that seemed a bit rude so I just changed the subject.

nerdycool
01-03-2012, 04:03 AM
We were discussing babies at a dinner party over the holidays and a well educated friend mentioned a woman's "propensity for giving birth to females." My jaw dropped and I pointed out that, as she must know, it is the male that decides the sex of the child. To this she answered that while the chromosome comes from the sperm it is the woman who decides which sperm will fertilize the egg and therefore woman can have a propensity to male or female children. I really didn't know what to say short of "are you out of your friggen mind?!!!" but that seemed a bit rude so I just changed the subject.:rolleyes: Some people...

I have many friends who would love to know exactly how to choose which sex of sperm gets to fertilize the egg. Maybe she should teach a class about it or something. She'd make big bucks from women desperate to have a girl/boy.

PDilemma
01-03-2012, 04:17 AM
:rolleyes: Some people...

I have many friends who would love to know exactly how to choose which sex of sperm gets to fertilize the egg. Maybe she should teach a class about it or something. She'd make big bucks from women desperate to have a girl/boy.

Yeah...my aunt would have paid good money for that information long ago when she was having six boys and no girls. :rolleyes:

IceAlisa
01-03-2012, 04:44 AM
I know a family of 5 girls who have been trying for a boy since the first girl was born.

Twilight1
01-03-2012, 03:38 PM
I know a family of 5 girls who have been trying for a boy since the first girl was born.

I know a family with 5 boys who finally had a girl and then called it quits. :lol:

The mom really wanted a daughter because she was surrounded by rowdy boys...she had no inkling that little princess would become a tomboy and be just as rough...if not rougher than the boys. :rofl:

Fergus
01-03-2012, 06:53 PM
Sandringham shenanigans! (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8989521/Sandringham-Estate-woman-discovered-near-Royal-home-was-murdered.html) :wideeyes:

Jenny
01-03-2012, 07:05 PM
Sandringham shenanigans! (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/8989521/Sandringham-Estate-woman-discovered-near-Royal-home-was-murdered.html) :wideeyes:

Even more bizarre is the story linked at the bottom of that article - another body found in close proximity to a royal residence - apparently there for several years - in the middle of London!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyalfamily/8802614/Royal-family-obsessives-body-lay-near-Buckingham-Palace-for-years.html

Fergus
01-03-2012, 07:13 PM
^ I call Camilla, in the Billiard Room, with the candlestick.

:slinkaway

my little pony
01-03-2012, 07:21 PM
^ I call Camilla, in the Billiard Room, with the candlestick.

:slinkaway

i hope PD James is slinking around the forest with a notebook

mag
01-03-2012, 07:59 PM
^ I call Camilla, in the Billiard Room, with the candlestick.

:slinkaway

No, no, no, Fergie, in the library with the lead pipe.

my little pony
01-03-2012, 08:04 PM
No, no, no, Fergie, in the library with the lead pipe.

even if it wasnt, she's taking the fall if at all possible