I’ve been up all night reading the ‘sperm donor’ and ‘sperm donation’ tags, and I’m really pissed off. I normally don’t get involved in social issues on tumblr, but this one is appalling. Here’s some things people need to realize about the topic.
- Sperm donation is not a joke. (i.e. “you’re so hot you should donate sperm to make the world sexy”)
- Sperm donors are not bad people. (i.e. donors are such jerks actual fathers are real men who stick around)
- Children of sperm donation have every right to be curious and search for their donor and/or half-siblings. (i.e. her donor was just probably trying to pay the rent jeez stop trying to make his life so complicated)
- Searching for your donor does not mean betraying your parent(s). (i.e. wow you’re so selfish for looking for your donor you must not care about your mom or dad)
- Your actions have consequences. You are making people when you donate. People.
- You don’t know what it’s like. You most likely chose sperm donation because you wanted kids but were unable to conceive naturally. That kid will most likely feel, at some point, confused, lonely, and dejected because they don’t know anything about 50% of who they are. Just keep in mind that you’re bringing a kid into the world who’ll have to live with that emptiness.