Perk Up: Facebook and Apple Now Pay for Women to Freeze Eggs
I'm slightly surprised by this. All that hoo-raw about telling people to stay out of their wombs (the whole we-want-abortion bit) now hypocritically turned around to "thank you for freezing our eggs for us for free" (aka "you're now welcome to poke around in our wombs"). So long as it benefits them, of course.
Amusing that it's the tech-giants Facebook and Apple doing this for their female employees. Female nagging finally got to you huh. Mental note: wait to see if it will be extended to the wives of male workers. It is only fair that it be available to all.
“Having a high-powered career and children is still a very hard thing to do,” said Brigitte Adams, an egg-freezing advocate and founder of the patient forum Eggsurance.com. By offering this benefit, companies are investing in women, she said, and supporting them in carving out the lives they want.People thoroughly brainwashed into the have-a-career-and-children-both mindset. It's gonna be amusing seeing them at age 85, standing there with the support of their zimmer frame (or exoskeleton) all proud and happy that their darling little 25yo kidlets have just graduated from college. I wonder how the kidlets will feel about it, calling them "mom" and "dad".
Though by then, with persistent social indoctrination, it will probably be the "social norm" and politically incorrect to even hint that the family are such late-bloomers.
Here's some thought-provoking stuff from the article:
While techniques and success rates are improving, there's no guarantee the procedure will lead to a baby down the road. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine doesn’t keep comprehensive stats on babies born from frozen eggs – in fact, the group cautions against relying on egg freezing to extend fertility – though experts say the earlier a woman freezes her eggs, the greater her chances of success. Doctors often recommend women freeze at least 20 eggs, which can require two costly rounds.
But in the two years since the ASRM lifted the “experimental” label from egg freezing, experts say they’ve seen a surge in women seeking out the procedure. Fertility doctors in New York and San Francisco report that egg-freezing cases have nearly doubled over the past year.
Anything to retain some biological relevancy? It's worrying that "there's no guarantee" and that "the group cautions against relying on egg freezing to extend fertility". There's your warning-flag right there, that it might not be a good idea. Yet some women are still rushing giddily into it.
This particular part of the article is interesting also:
Companies may be concerned about the public relations implications of the benefit – in the most cynical light, egg-freezing coverage could be viewed as a ploy to entice women to sell their souls to their employer, sacrificing childbearing years for the promise of promotion.Yes, I am a cynical bastard. I'm surprised that the writer actually put this up there, yet good on her for doing so. Everyone should look at everything from a cynical point of view - or at least, in my opinion it's a good idea. That way you have a better chance of being pleasantly surprised, instead of unpleasantly. At any rate, let's imagine a slightly-strange conversation:
Female HR: Hi Mary. How went the first round of getting your eggs frozen?
19yo Mary: Uh, it kinda went okay...
Female HR: Good to hear. We do our best to help keep your future options for children open.
Imagine that with a chipper Female HR person. Actually I can't imagine that. The whole thing comes across as some kind of fatuously-awkward actor in an advertisement, extolling the virtues of a company and how well they take care of their female employees future children. What a social minefield to definitely avoid. Though thinking about it: more training for specialist HR! More sensitivity training for teh evil menz!
Speaking of potential minefields: what's gonna happen if an employee jumps ship? Or if something goes wrong with the freezer 10+ years in the future and the eggs are goneski when teh wimminz wants to get preggers 20+ years in the future? Lawsuits galore!
Here is something for the PUAs and even more cynical lothario's than I am to potentially take advantage of, now and in the future - the women get about 10 days of fertility drug injections. If you can find out when she's been made to artificially ovulate you might be sneakily in with a grin for your bang-trophy:
Women generally need about two weeks of flexibility for one cycle of egg freezing. After about ten days of fertility drug injections, patients undergo a relatively short outpatient procedure – and they’re “back to work the next day,” said Lynn Westphal, Associate Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University Medical Center.So find a woman doing this and apply your suave ways - you have ten days. Maybe two or three tries at hitting it, too. You know that somebody will do it.
Right at the end is the best bit:
But the emotional and cultural payoff may be more valuable, said (Christy) Jones: Offering this benefit “can help women be more productive human beings.”It's amusing to me when a woman considers any other women's value to society to be only "productive" - effectively just another laborer. Raising children and creating a healthy and happy home life is not considered to be worthy of any effort or praise or public acknowledgement.
Cynically yours, BlackPoisonSoul.
I forgot to add the last flavors of cynicism to this:
The poor little dears don't have the dollars to get their eggs frozen themselves. They gotta get it given to them because it's more important personally for them to spend their money on: high heels, boob jobs, lipstick, plastic surgery, and fingernail polish.