An influencer couple has launched a "sperm donor giveaway" on Instagram, and people have a lot questions.
Allie Conway and Sam Kwiatkowski, who identify themselves as an "femme lesbian couple", teamed up with sperm bank Fairfax Cryobank to offer one of the 202,000 followers on their joint Instagram "1 vial of donor sperm (of your choice)," with free shipping included.
While it is certainly fair to acknowledge that the donor process is expensive and stressful, and legitimate to recognise the financial and emotional difficulties people go through to have children, something about the monetised nature of the post and the classic smiling-Instagramer-holding-a-giveaway-board reading “donor sperm giveaway” is truly... unusual.
But then again, it's 2020 after all. And in 2020 anything goes.