Ph.D.s are not in your DNA by mattsteinglass
August 13, 2008, 2:03 pm
Filed under: Education

Why do American women want to conceive babies with sperm donors from Scandinavian countries? Tell us, Washington Post!

The Nordic donors were popular because of their blue eyes and blond hair, and their tendency to be tall and have advanced degrees.

“The demand was huge,” said Peter Bower of Nordic Cryobank of Copenhagen, which had supplied California Cryobank. “In addition to being tall and well educated, their motivations for donation are quite sincere — they want to help childless couples. They tended to sell out very fast.”

Something about the belief that Scandinavian sperm is better-educated than American sperm seems to me to speak deeply to the pathologies of the American cultural moment.


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