Watching it leave she admitted to herself,
from the rear it almost resembles an intact humanmale, back straight, broad shoulders, not shuffling but using purposeful long strides.
Thecreature shows none of the obvious physical peculiarities, misshaped arms or legs. It has no eyesmissing or misaligned, Skin
scaly; it seemed not to have any of the usual mutations of males. Interesting.
For more than a century, scientists had worked with genetic matching, gene splicing, andcountess efforts to contain the increases of unwanted changes. Most progress occurred, of courseat the Regional Clan Center Genetics facility, one of the many in the Region under hercommand. The Senior Leader turned back to her desk and the work at hand, but found her minddrifting.
Can’t help but feel
sorry for a woman, who ends up with a mutated infant
, she thought
always encouraged women to use surrogates. Why impose on a ranking female? Leave the child bearing to less capable females, ones whose body type left them more suited to child bearing.They could serve a useful function in housing the fertilized eggs of command level women. If the
woman gets a girl off of a surrogate, she’d be no less satisfied when her surrogate bore the child
than if she bore one herself and
in better physical condition.
All through her region, women always welcomed a girl baby. Had anyone dared to ask, theSenior Leader would say she encouraged the education of females, wanted them trained to lead,to excel in any of the many fields opened by their physical and mental abilities. Since assumingcommand, she was proud to enforce the long time law which required intelligent and talentedwomen to produce at least one, more often, several offspring. Women held all commandpositions, controlled the assets of a clan, dictated what would be grown, selected potentialbreeders, in short, ran the show and led rewarding lives.