Would You Steal Sperm To Get Pregnant?

Nov 8 • Featured, Uncategorized • 1478 Views • 6 Comments on Would You Steal Sperm To Get Pregnant?

Liz Jones’s piece about ‘stealing sperm’ in the Daily Mail last week has definitely opened up a can of worms (excuse the pun). According to her any man who moves in with a woman in her late 30s or early 40 should not underestimate her desire to get pregnant by fair means or foul.

In Liz’s case this meant stealing her partner’s sperm out of condom, not once but on a number of occasions and with two different partners. Then to prove she’s not completely alone with her bonkers behaviour she concludes her piece by rattling off a list of women also trying to ‘steal sperm’ by faking taking the pill, or trying to get pregnant accidentally-on-purpose .

The piece is annoying on so many levels, partly because Liz has always seemingly looked down on women who choose to become mums. Though my main problem with it is she uses a national paper to paint such a duplicitous picture of women in their 30s and 40s that I think most single men reading it will either take a vow of celibacy or immediately start dating 20 year olds!



Personally (and bearing in mind I have been an agony aunt for many years) I have yet to have a letter from a woman who has tried to steal sperm or tried to justify getting pregnant ‘accidentally-on-purpose’. And while I have many close friends who would love to get pregnant, I don’t know anyone who would resort to such lowdown methods. Ask 99% of women and I think they would be appalled by the idea of sperm stealing and the notion that somehow these men deserve it for getting together with older women who ‘obviously’ want children.

So thank you Liz Jones for tarring all women with your opinions.

But what do you think? Is sperm stealing ever justified? Do all women in their late 30s and 40s really, really, really want kids? Let me know.


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6 Responses to Would You Steal Sperm To Get Pregnant?

  1. Jane says:

    This just confirms that not only is Liz Jones a nutter, she’s also anti-women. What an truly unpleasant suggestion! I have NEVER thought to steal sperm nor has anyone I know, and I’ve lots of friends desperate to have babies. Liz needs to stop trying to validate her own crazy and deceitful behaviour by trying to suggest all women are like her. We’re not. Liz is addicted to airing every aspect of her life in the Daily Mail. I hope she gets the counselling she so clearly needs.

  2. Max says:

    Arrgghhhhh…Liz Jones step away from the computer

  3. Anita Naik says:

    Sadly this article does also play into some men’s idea of ‘older’ women. Another reason to loathe it.

  4. Jules says:

    I completely agree with you and the comment from Jane. We’re not all like Liz Smith, thank God, and how dare she suggest we are all as unhinged as her!!

  5. Iqbal says:

    I read the original article with a mixture of horror and fascination. I have the same feeling towards Liz Jones – sometimes I feel really sorry for her (when she writes about her impoverished status), other times I find myself asking “Is nothing sacred?” when she writes another navel-gazing story that reveals privacies probably best left out of the pages of a newspaper. On this particular story I really couldn’t believe that she’d written this – I also couldn’t understand what the hook was, why write about it now? It had a real feeling of satire about it, the kind of dramatic headline piece you might read about on The Day Today. But, not being a woman, or having a body clock ticking away, it’s difficult for me to pass a judgement on her actions with trying to get a baby like that. Again, it’s a mix of sadness for her and then outrage at the underhandedness and sordidness of it all.


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