Is There a Man Shortage or Something?

Posted on July 8, 2013 by

First Alte tweets this:

A jury deciding whether to sentence a convicted cop killer to death today saw a CCTV recording of the 31-year-old and a 29-year-old prison guard rendezvousing in the prison ‘activity room’.

The CCTV video shows a two-minute incident between Ronell Wilson and Nancy Gonzalez, 29, which occurred at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center on July 15, 2012 in New York.

The prison guard has pled guilty while on trial for the affair and possesses the full evidence of her crime: in March this year she gave birth to Ronell Wilson’s son, whom she named Justus.

Then The Elusive Wapiti posts on this story:

A 28-year-old teacher from Southern California has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old high student after police say she gave birth to a baby he had fathered.

Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst was taken into custody just before 9pm Monday after being questioned at her Redlands home.

The 28-year-old, who teaches 10th-grade English at Citrus Valley High School, faces a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. She was released from jail after posting $25,000 Monday night.

It then occurred to me how many stories similar to this one have been headline news over the past year.  If I didn’t know any better, I’d think there were no law abiding men or men of legal age for women to have relationships and make babies with.

I’ve been out of the game for a while myself, but I was never this desperate and it never occurred to me to take up with just anyone to avoid having no one. To be fair, I never had any real fear of ending up alone either.

That’s too simplistic an explanation, though. These are young, attractive women. There is something else going on here, and I have no idea what it is. Whatever it is, it seems to be seeping into the water supply.

Posted in: Gender Dynamics