[LMB] It's a sign (with even an ON-topic-ish reference)
sylvus at rejiquar.com
Tue Aug 14 17:18:14 BST 2007
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PAT MATHEWS wrote:
>> From: quietann <quietann at gmail.com>
>> My recollection is that Barrayar, pre-Shards, doesn't really have
>> contraception except for That Which Shall Not Be Named, beyond the
>> traditional herbs and perhaps, um, c*ndoms for disease control.
Oh, come on. Barrayar, pre-shards is still significantly beyond our
technology. And sexist as it was, I can't believe they didn't have
*some* sort of hormonal b/c, if not as sophisticated as the Betan kind
(which always struck me as a sort of reversible tubal anyway, that is,
more like a valve than a drug.) Some analog of Jane had to be cooking
stuff up in their basement, using the equiv of inkjet printers to make
Now granted, in the backbeyond, where (and when) Bothari grew up, people
might've had to rely more heavily on locally available herbs.
>>From "New Scientist" magazine, a sign which may be real or may be a hoax, on
> a reader's local hospital, "Family Planning - use rear entrance."
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