Want a Beautiful Baby? There's a Service for That

Sasha Brown-Worsham
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If having an ugly baby is something that scares you, there is now something that can be done about that.

According to a press release sent by BeautifulPeople.com,

Managing director Greg Hodge said:

"BeautifulPeople.com has launched a fertility introduction service to help members and non-members alike procreate. There are no financial benefits for us in doing so -- we are simply responding to a demand for attractive donors. Every parent would like their child to be blessed with many fine attributes, attractiveness being one of the most sought after. For a site with members who resemble Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Angelina Jolie you can imagine the demand."

Ok, so I officially think I have seen it all now and I really can't decide how I feel about this. On the one hand (and please don't hate me for saying this), I do take a great deal of pride in the way my children look. On the other, I am quite certain I would find them "beautiful" even if they looked like those troll dolls that were popular in the early 1990's.

Let's be real: we all think our children are lovely.

I can't really imagine the sad person who is so focused on outward appearance that they feel the need to get "beautiful sperm."

Founder Robert Hintze added: "Initially, we hesitated to widen the offering to non-beautiful people.  But everyone - including ugly people - would like to bring good looking children in to the world, and we can't be selfish with our attractive gene pool."

Ew, ew, ew. To Mr. Hintze I must say, no matter how good looking you are (and somehow I doubt you are all that), I would find you repulsive. What is your definition of beauty anyway? Giselle? Pamela Anderson? David Spade?

I will admit that I look at my husband sometimes, with his broad shoulders and green eyes and nice height (6'3") and I am happy to pass those genes along to my offspring. I would be lying if I said his looks did not factor into my decision to spend my life with him. We all have to be attracted to the people we mate with. There is nothing wrong with that. What I take issue with is this narrow definition of beauty.

As I recall, this same service forced people off its website after they gained a bit of weight over the holidays. And while I would be lying to say that I am attracted to girth, I am certainly not repulsed by it to the point where I think heavier people should be ostracized and pulled from the dating pool.

I think beauty looks like a lot of things and I definitely know that one thing that is decidedly not beautiful is smug reliance on outward appearance and a narrow definition of beauty. Give me smart and "interesting looking" any day of the week.

What do you think of this "service"?

 

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