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pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-24-05 06:46 AM
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76. Thank Goodness for Women Like You!
I am not anti-children but am sickened by mindless breeding. I particularly hate the sort of propaganda women are fed that they HAVE to have babies or they're freaks. It's almost like this HAVING to HAVE culture--got to HAVE this or that, a house, a car, dogs etc., that also includes kids. Look what happens to all the poor kids that get born and who poorly raised or not raised at all. It's part of the whole mindless garbage women are fed--part of being a REAL woman what ever that means. So keep on being true to yourself. Being accomplished and making contributions to the betterment of our world is far more important than being able to breed.

Incidentally, if people want kids, adopt. There are hundreds of children who need someone to love and raise them--well.
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  -My co-workers think I am crazy because I don't want children. Sannum  Aug-23-05 07:44 PM   #0 
  - I say it is none of their business...  bleedingheart   Aug-23-05 07:46 PM   #1 
  - Unfortunately, she made it their business:  Seabiscuit   Aug-24-05 02:24 AM   #63 
  - my ex-wife and I didn't want kids either  no name no slogan   Aug-23-05 07:46 PM   #2 
  - No. I am 47 now so don't get hassled like  calico1   Aug-23-05 07:47 PM   #3 
  - my sister in law embarrassed herself about this once  bleedingheart   Aug-23-05 07:54 PM   #9 
  - No, you're being honest.  babylonsister   Aug-23-05 07:48 PM   #4 
  - I pushed 50 two years ago. I agree with you  Carla in Ca   Aug-24-05 02:12 AM   #62 
  - in my imaginary just country  disgruntled_goat   Aug-23-05 07:52 PM   #5 
  - kids just don't create waste  tigereye   Aug-24-05 09:12 AM   #87 
     - thank you  wtmusic   Aug-24-05 10:07 AM   #96 
        - yes, you are welcome  tigereye   Aug-24-05 10:34 AM   #100 
  - I don't understand that.  Pithlet   Aug-23-05 07:52 PM   # 
  - maybe  mzteris   Aug-23-05 07:52 PM   #6 
  - A lot of people are in denial.  philosophie_en_rose   Aug-23-05 07:53 PM   #7 
  - You are not alone  ofrfxsk   Aug-23-05 07:54 PM   #8 
  - we do get it  tigereye   Aug-24-05 09:13 AM   #88 
  - I don't think you're crazy. There are lots of people who decide that.  MrsGrumpy   Aug-23-05 07:55 PM   #10 
  - If you had children you would change  wtmusic   Aug-23-05 07:56 PM   #11 
  - I've never met a mother who wasn't maternal.  Child_Of_Isis   Aug-23-05 08:12 PM   #21 
  - I recall a survey that Ann Landers started doing in the 1970s  mcscajun   Aug-23-05 08:39 PM   #30 
  - I don't believe it  wtmusic   Aug-24-05 12:02 AM   #41 
  - Prepare To Eat Crow  REP   Aug-24-05 12:22 AM   #46 
  - Crow eaten -- or half-eaten  wtmusic   Aug-24-05 09:39 AM   #93 
  - The column is well-documented*, and I was around to read it the first  mcscajun   Aug-24-05 08:03 AM   #79 
     - I personally don't know anybody who has kids who regrets it.  Oregonian   Aug-24-05 11:17 AM   #106 
        - are you sure?  liontamer   Aug-24-05 05:57 PM   #112 
  - it's a lot of work  tigereye   Aug-24-05 09:15 AM   #89 
  - Why Would Someone Who Doesn't Want Children Have Children?  REP   Aug-24-05 12:15 AM   #45 
  - How could I force it on her?  wtmusic   Aug-24-05 09:56 AM   #94 
  - I have  enigmatic   Aug-24-05 12:25 AM   #47 
  - Your friend Heidi is one of them, too.  Heidi   Aug-24-05 12:28 AM   #49 
     - And you're the kindest, most wonderful woman  enigmatic   Aug-24-05 12:31 AM   #51 
        - Ah, but my cat is a social experiment.  Heidi   Aug-24-05 12:32 AM   #52 
           - Yes!!!  enigmatic   Aug-24-05 12:33 AM   #53 
              - .  Heidi   Aug-24-05 12:35 AM   #54 
                 - Our kitty's the same way  enigmatic   Aug-24-05 12:36 AM   #55 
  - I feel the same way about my cat,  Heidi   Aug-24-05 12:27 AM   #48 
  - Oh I have met PLENTY of mothers who are not maternal and  expatriot   Aug-24-05 03:02 AM   #68 
  - What if she doesn't?  Modem Butterfly   Aug-24-05 06:06 AM   #73 
  - Wow  Cattledog   Aug-24-05 08:05 AM   #80 
  - You haven't met my mother.  Bouncy Ball   Aug-24-05 10:51 AM   #102 
     - It was a blanket statement I shouldn't have made  wtmusic   Aug-24-05 11:01 AM   #105 
  - You're not alone. In the choice or the response from others.  vixengrl   Aug-23-05 07:56 PM   #12 
  - You are not.  hippiechick   Aug-23-05 07:59 PM   #13 
  - I never had that "maternal" thing going on either.  Child_Of_Isis   Aug-23-05 07:59 PM   #14 
  - I think most of us are not the "maternal " stereotype  tigereye   Aug-24-05 09:22 AM   #90 
  - Childless by choice and Hubby & I are very happy. It used to piss me  Shoeempress   Aug-23-05 08:00 PM   #15 
  - "Well if I have one and don't love it will you raise it for me?"  mcscajun   Aug-23-05 08:34 PM   #27 
  - I Have Three Children...  geebensis   Aug-23-05 08:00 PM   #16 
  - you just haven't met the right republican guy yet  leftofthedial   Aug-23-05 08:01 PM   #17 
  - Yep. Too goddamned many children being born already.  Orsino   Aug-23-05 08:06 PM   #18 
  - Your lifestyle choice  bluestateguy   Aug-23-05 08:06 PM   #19 
  - I've never wanted children and neither has my husband.  I Have A Dream   Aug-23-05 08:10 PM   #20 
  - you are certainly not alone  ismnotwasm   Aug-23-05 08:13 PM   #22 
  - For those happily married and not desiring kids...  mconvente   Aug-23-05 08:17 PM   #23 
  - We've been married for over a decade and haven't had one  ofrfxsk   Aug-23-05 08:29 PM   #24 
  - I Had a Tubal Ligation and Endometrial Ablation  REP   Aug-24-05 12:28 AM   #50 
  - First, I was on the pill and then he had a vasectomy. Easy enough.  lukasahero   Aug-24-05 08:01 AM   #78 
  - never any kind of pregnancy here  Scout   Aug-24-05 08:30 AM   #84 
  - You're not childless...You're Child-Free!  mcscajun   Aug-23-05 08:33 PM   #25 
  - Good site  ofrfxsk   Aug-23-05 08:39 PM   #31 
     - Yup. that's where I got the phrase, quite some years ago.  mcscajun   Aug-23-05 09:00 PM   #33 
  - I don't plan on having kids either.  distantearlywarning   Aug-23-05 08:34 PM   #26 
  - bah, its the other way around, people who want kids are crazy  hobo_baggins   Aug-23-05 08:36 PM   #28 
  - That's not how I see children  ofrfxsk   Aug-23-05 08:42 PM   #32 
     - nah, im being "truthful"  hobo_baggins   Aug-24-05 02:10 PM   #107 
  - No, thank God  Merrick   Aug-23-05 08:37 PM   #29 
  - No, you are not wrong.  NV Whino   Aug-23-05 09:01 PM   #34 
  - I never really wanted kids.  tanyev   Aug-23-05 09:02 PM   #35 
  - You're not crazy.  fudge stripe cookays   Aug-23-05 09:05 PM   #36 
  - My wife and I are proudly child-free  enigmatic   Aug-23-05 09:09 PM   #37 
  - There is no right or wrong. It's a choice. My hubby and I  SCRUBDASHRUB   Aug-23-05 09:09 PM   #38 
  - I read a survey several years ago  caty   Aug-23-05 09:12 PM   #39 
  - Children  GoneOffShore   Aug-23-05 09:12 PM   #40 
  - how do you think we all got here?  tigereye   Aug-24-05 09:25 AM   #92 
  - Nice hit and run, Chuck.  Beware the Beast Man   Aug-24-05 10:17 AM   #98 
  - You're Not Crazy - They Are  REP   Aug-24-05 12:10 AM   #42 
  - Bearing children is your duty to the Party and to the Fatherland!  Aristus   Aug-24-05 12:11 AM   #43 
  - No. You are not alone. I have heard many women say if they had it to  NoSheep   Aug-24-05 12:14 AM   #44 
  - You are absolutely not alone. I made the same decision myself  PinkPantherChick   Aug-24-05 12:39 AM   #56 
  - I always thought I'd have children. But my life was changed and  applegrove   Aug-24-05 12:46 AM   #57 
  - A lot of people feel that way  hyphenate   Aug-24-05 01:37 AM   #58 
  - I'm 37 and I don't want children--and I never have wanted children  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Aug-24-05 01:42 AM   #59 
  - I've never undserstood the "selfish" thing  enigmatic   Aug-24-05 01:46 AM   #60 
     - Just people being foolish  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Aug-24-05 02:09 AM   #61 
        - I think it is selfish to _have_ children  expatriot   Aug-24-05 02:59 AM   #67 
  - I have no kids either and never will--  Technowitch   Aug-24-05 02:46 AM   #64 
  - Same here, Technowitch.  Heidi   Aug-24-05 02:53 AM   #66 
  - Now *that's* the best answer of the week.  mcscajun   Aug-24-05 05:49 PM   #109 
  - My wife and I both got "fixed" when we got married; I was 25, she was 22  expatriot   Aug-24-05 02:52 AM   #65 
  - My Tubal Ligation - $0 My Peace of Mind - Priceless!  REP   Aug-24-05 03:05 AM   #69 
     - As for the peace of mind - at the risk of this being considered a sex post  expatriot   Aug-24-05 03:10 AM   #70 
  - Your're not alone at all. I'm 41 and my wife is 49. We've both been....  Robeson   Aug-24-05 03:17 AM   #71 
  - Mr. Graywarrior & I are considered freaks in our "family"  graywarrior   Aug-24-05 05:31 AM   #72 
  - Hooray for you  China_cat   Aug-24-05 06:31 AM   #74 
  - If children are great they should enjoy theirs and leave you alone  jmm   Aug-24-05 06:36 AM   #75 
  - Thank Goodness for Women Like You!  pippin   Aug-24-05 06:46 AM   #76 
  - Well you're definitely not crazy!  imperialismispasse   Aug-24-05 06:57 AM   #77 
  - No, you aren't alone.  BushIsAPooHead   Aug-24-05 08:12 AM   #81 
  - Child free by choice here  Scout   Aug-24-05 08:16 AM   #82 
  - Hi Sannum!  ellie   Aug-24-05 08:19 AM   #83 
  - You are not alone  Lurking_Argyle   Aug-24-05 09:01 AM   #85 
  - You're not alone. I have never, ever wanted children, and I still don't.  bertha katzenengel   Aug-24-05 09:03 AM   #86 
  - I am the same as you  El Fuego   Aug-24-05 09:23 AM   #91 
  - You Are Crazy! But, Not Because Of That!  ProfessorGAC   Aug-24-05 09:58 AM   #95 
  - Some people don't understand that not everyone is like them.  SmokingJacket   Aug-24-05 10:11 AM   #97 
  - I don't think you are crazy. I have three kids, and always  Midlodemocrat   Aug-24-05 10:31 AM   #99 
  - I think you make a clear and reasonable arguement.  Beware the Beast Man   Aug-24-05 10:51 AM   #101 
  - I second what the Beastie Man said.  Bouncy Ball   Aug-24-05 10:52 AM   #103 
     - Even having two doesn't stop it.  Pithlet   Aug-24-05 07:16 PM   #115 
  - You are not alone  BigBrother   Aug-24-05 10:59 AM   #104 
  - You're not alone... parenthood is a country I too, do not wish to  politicat   Aug-24-05 02:33 PM   #108 
  - tell them to get out of your personal choices  nini   Aug-24-05 05:52 PM   #110 
  - I've never understood why others have such a vested interest  skygazer   Aug-24-05 05:55 PM   #111 
  - Who cares what they think? If they're not living your life, then they can  GOPisEvil   Aug-24-05 07:12 PM   #113 
  - I was EXACTLY like you.  lildreamer316   Aug-24-05 07:15 PM   #114 
 

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