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September 12, 2013

Obstetrics

Filed under: Despair — bitchontheblog @ 14:50
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A wasp has nothing on me this minute. Mad as a hatter, closely following my last post’s theme which I wish I’d never posted. But that’s posting for you: Once in the box don’t blush.

If I open one more (quality?) broadsheet paper and get shit like “Childfree” I am not sure what I AM going to do. I’ll do something. At least throw up if nothing else comes to mind.

C H I L D FREE? May you never regret not having been shackled.

Naturally, those who pride themselves on being ‘child FREE’ also spout, in the same breath: “Why would I breed?” Indeed why would you bitches BREED? Remember, sweethearts, you are not dogs, horses, cattle put to work by a BREEDER.

Can’t attribute this quote, just as well: “Sexually active yet childfree is a relatively new achievement.” Achievement? What achievement? Are you guyesses out of your fucking mind? If your biological destiny passes you buy – fine. Don’t make a virtue out of it.

To clear up any misunderstanding: All I object to is the term child “FREE”. Can’t even blame Americans to put this crap expression at our doorstep since the English have latched onto it like a baby to its mother’s breast.

My father once reminded me (in a different context): “Not freedom FROM what, but freedom TO what?” Hope you get the drift.

In the line up of women accompanying a particular article on the subject I am ashamed of what complete vacuous arseholes some women make of themselves. Do what you want to do, don’t do what you don’t what to do: But, for heaven’s sake, don’t brag about your life choices at the cost of those who made a different one.

And, when you spout “Life is better without kids”, do remember that once upon a time, when your parents couldn’t help themselves, you (A KID) did come about.

U

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5 Comments »

  1. TIME magazine did a feature on Childless Couples by choice. A poll later found that they are no less happy than ones with children. Children = lots of work— along with lots of excitement.

    Comment by bikehikebabe66 — September 12, 2013 @ 16:18 | Reply

    • Childless by choice is fine. What I object to is semantics. “ChildFREE” akin to keeping mosquitoes out of your tent.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — September 12, 2013 @ 19:43 | Reply

  2. Equally sickening was the comment I heard about 15 years ago: Pregnant woman with faux posh accent, ” Well we have everything we want or need. House , car, lovely holidays so we thosught we’d have a baby to make it complete. I hope it’s a girl. I can’t wait to dress her in her little uniform and take her to nursery.”
    Children as lifestyle accessories.
    How do you feel about IVF by the way?

    Comment by magpie11 — September 12, 2013 @ 19:19 | Reply

    • How do I feel about IVF, Magpie? Difficult question to answer. I do appreciate anyone’s urge to have a child. At any price? No. We can’t always have what we want. If it’s not to be it’s not to be. End of story. My generation’s sense of entitlement I do not follow. Just because science/technology/medicine makes something possible doesn’t mean we have to make use of it. Ask Oppenheimer.

      U

      Comment by bitchontheblog — September 12, 2013 @ 19:41 | Reply

  3. I think it’s nice to have options that are acceptable (e.g. a woman is no longer consider damaged or freakish if she chooses not to marry or to be a mother), but I was never one who espoused lording my private choices as the preferred ones. As I repeated tell people lecturing me about the dangers of a vegan diet, “I promise not to criticize what you put in your mouth as long as you stop questioning what I put, or don’t put, in mine.”

    Comment by Lorna's Voice — September 17, 2013 @ 14:23 | Reply


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