There is apparently a great castration controversy, with the head of the Ukrainian military’s medical service allegedly stating that “strict orders” were given to Ukrainian soldiers to “castrate all the wounded” Russians who are captured. This is according to Gennadiy Druzenko, formally with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), who is alleged to have said Russians “are cockroaches, not humans,” and thus deserve to be castrated. He denied that he said this, and who know what is true here; maybe it is false news.
Still, let’s run with it. How would one castrate a cockroach? I caught one of the giant London types, they measure almost three or so inches in length, wearing of course, six pairs of rubber gloves, and wearing my ever-handy Covid mask had a good look at it using a magnifying glass. I could not for the life of me see how one would castrate such as creature, assuming that I caught a male in the first place. How does one determine the sexes of cockroaches anyway? But I guess if the good doctor had used a mammal metaphor, like the male bear, that would have lost impact; far too masculine. Far better to say things that make one look like a goose!