Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Drug to Stamp Out Lesbians and 'Low Maternal Interest'?

This is right out of the Handmaid's Tale. Dan Savage has the scary story:

Pediatric endocrinologist Maria New—of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Florida International University—isn't just trying to prevent lesbianism by treating pregnant women with an experimental hormone. She's also trying to prevent the births of girls who display an "abnormal" disinterest in babies, don't want to play with girls' toys or become mothers, and whose "career preferences" are deemed too "masculine."