Is NASA Sexist? By Mrs Vera West
That is the big question:
“Women could be sent in to space with a selection of sperm ready to populate other planets, researchers say, as they test the effects of zero-gravity on semen. Frozen sperm could be transported in to space to 'open the possibility of creating a human sperm bank outside of Earth', say researchers at the Dexeus women's health centre in Barcelona. This could mean male astronauts are replaced by all-women teams in order to reproduce while in space. But further work is needed in order to fully understand the effect of space conditions and different levels of gravity. Frozen samples exposed to micro gravity conditions and those kept on the ground all seem to stay healthy, the researchers say. The study has been presented at the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology annual meeting in Vienna, Austria. It comes after NASA published a paper arguing single-sex crews are best for cohesion and women are more likely to be co-operative."
This all goes contrary to the ruling ideology that “diversity is our strength,” sexual equality and all that jazz. As for women-only crews being more cooperative than men, this runs contrary to an entire anthology dealing with male bonding, brotherhood and tribalism, and the well-known difficulty, that I covered in another article, about women cooperating with other women, on earth: