Well, actually it's about damage to a guy's bag of lumps but since most women think we keep our brains in there anyway...
It's not quite true, ladies, we have another brain in there that takes control while the main brain is saying 'Gah' and drooling at you.
Apparently males are becoming less fertile and the entire human race will be extinct within a couple of generations. Sort of makes the whole 'global warming' thing and the 'hit by an asteroid' worry pale into irrelevance, doesn't it? No need to worry about education, there won't be anyone to educate in a century from now and as for teen pregnancy, well it simply cannot be happening unless the last remaining fertile male is a human tomcat.
There are six billion people on this planet. A drop in fertility is not a bad thing. Really. Even if it was real, which the exponential population increase seems to suggest it isn't.
If it is happening, can we please shut up now about energy use, peak oil and global warming and all the rest of it? None of that is going to happen if our peckers all dry up. Even if it does, there won't be anyone here to see it.
Guess who's to blame?
Factors such as women eating a lot of beef during pregnancy - which means they have consumed a diet rich in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that are potentially damaging chemicals -
Red meat. Ooooo, never, surely? Not the stuff the Righteous have been trying to make us stop eating for years? What a coincidence.
to the issue of obesity during pregnancy
Obesity is to blame here too? Another coincidence!
and a woman's exposure to smoke,
Well, that particular coincidence had to come. So even though smoking is now banned in all public places, smokers can be refused jobs simply because they are smokers, and smoking prevalence is around 20-25% or less whereas in the years before the 1960's baby boom it was over 90%... smoking causes infertility. It says so on the packets but don't worry guys because other packets say it causes impotence so infertility doesn't matter. Don't let the facts get in the way - far fewer smokers and increased infertility can only mean smoking is to blame. We're not alone on this one though. This is a real Righteous lie-fest.
pesticides, traffic fumes, plastics and even soya beans are all thought to have a bearing on a male foetus's future fertility.
Pesticides must be banned and all food grown organic, beetle-ridden and covered in fungus. Traffic fumes - hey drivers, you're on the block again. Plastics are not Green and you have to run a computer with a raffia-woven casing and go back to the iron kettle on the hob for your tea. Soya beans are a new one. Something to do with soya production being in the hands of big business these days, perhaps?
The Daily Terror even has a case study of an unfortunate infertile man and it can't simply be because...
My mother took Thalidomide for morning sickness. When the scandal broke in 1962, GPs offered free abortions, but my mother was too far gone by two weeks.'
Unlike the majority of Thalidomide babies, Karl was born seemingly healthy. But he has suffered from asthma since birth.
As thalidomide cases go, getting out of it with asthma and infertility is a big lottery win. Many of those thalidomide children would have given their right stump to have been born only with asthma and infertility. It is a shame he is infertile but when you look at what could have been, he was damn lucky.
He is also around 48 now which is a time when male fertility is hardly at its peak anyway. It might not even be the thalidomide.
And yet he is a father due to IVF. So he wasn't firing blanks, he just had shells with fewer than average pellets. He's not even a real case of infertility!
The whole story is scaremongering at its best and the best part is, a moment's thought shows it to be self-repairing scaremongering.
If fertility declines, the population goes down. Less pollution, less oil use, less pesticide use because there'd be no need for high yields, less smoking, less of everything that's claimed to cause these problems. Then fertility can recover and here we go again.
I think this one smacks of real desperation. The end of this round of Righteousness can't be far away now.