08/28/2012 10:48 am ET Updated Oct 28, 2012

New York Times Suggests Women Don't Need Men. So What?

The New York Times must be trolling men. That can be the only explanation for why the paper thought it advisable to run this paranoid op-ed by Greg Hampikian about how scary it is to know that women, with a variety of reproductive avenues at our disposal, don't "need" men anymore. This is not a new concern: It's been raised in response to women's growing independence in the past, and so far, has never made a lick of sense.

What do men imagine will happen if we don't need them anymore? Will we magically stop having boy children? Go on mass murdering sprees to rid ourselves of the burden of men? Are all women just one equal paycheck away from killing all the men? And would the invariably male-controlled Congress and presidency really let such a thing happen? I'm skeptical.

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