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2014-03-19 01:39:59 PM  
Twitter troll writes article aboit the responses she got from the twitter troll she twatted. Film at eleven.
 
2014-03-19 01:40:11 PM  
"You would make a great mother" is the one I always get.

No, I don't think so. I would be frazzled. I seem to be great with kids because I get to go home and recharge in between visits.
 
2014-03-19 01:41:16 PM  

ManateeGag: Nabb1: sigdiamond2000: reprobate1125: I think that recognizing that you're too self-absorbed to have children is a good thing.

I do too, but for some people, there is no good reason not to have children. A lot of people can't even process the concept of not wanting children, so they assume something is wrong with people who don't.

Those people are just as wrong as people who can't think of any justification for having kids. Parenting is hard work. You can't put yourself first again until they are able to take care of themselves. It's not for everyone. I know irresponsible people who shouldn't have kids and great people who would make great parents if they tried but choose not to.

people think my wife and I would make great parents (don't ask me why, I have no bloody idea) - neither of us really want kids, and we get a ton of shiat for it from people who think they know everything about our lives and how we live.  Why do people (not saying you) have to tell us that we are horrible people for the decisions we make in our lives?


I'm betting they regret their decisions and the fact you made a different decision and are happy about it is a constant reminder they farked up

/married
//has three kids
///has no money
 
2014-03-19 01:41:49 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: A feminist is someone with the radical notion that women are men's rightful superiors.


It shouldn't be, but in many cases that is the atitude feminists take. Anything beyond striving for equality and you lose any moral high ground. Also, arguing for superiority is very unlikely to succeed.
 
2014-03-19 01:42:56 PM  

meat0918: Is this really a problem for some people?


In the grand scheme of things, no. In her twitter-trollverse? absolutely.
 
2014-03-19 01:43:07 PM  
I have two kids. Its awesome.

Other people dont want kids, thats awesome.

Heck I prefer to be friends with childless people. Its a lot easier to hang out with them because they dont have  to find a sitter :P
 
2014-03-19 01:43:17 PM  

lockers: H31N0US: I thought that was Facebook?

Facebook was built for people who want to post pics of their kids for grandma.


Oh yeah...that was one of the reasons I abandoned the account a couple years ago.

Posting an endless stream of your snowflakes would be a form of narcissism too though, no?
 
2014-03-19 01:43:35 PM  
just had to say something, i work in a clinic and aborted fetuses are MUCH uglier than this lady. that twittererere were way off in her remarks
 
2014-03-19 01:43:47 PM  
"Yay I can do what I want and when it pleases me.  Oh, and I have tons of disposable income".

Yeah, people like this have so many problems.  They're only trying to mask the pain which comes from their indecision where to spend their money next.
 
2014-03-19 01:44:44 PM  

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That is clever and funny. But also probably doesn't fully translate. My wife and I are pretty much broke all the time but I would much rather have my kids than money. Money and kids would be ideal, of course. Some day. Maybe.

But I don't care if others don't have kids. And as said, if someone doesn't want kids, they shouldn't have them.

It goes back to many people thinking their opinion is the right one, and if someone has a different opinion on the same issue, the other person HAS TO BE WRONG!
 
2014-03-19 01:44:45 PM  
Bumper stickers seen in my neighborhood: "Cats, not kids." "If you can't feed'em, don't breed'em."

/agree
 
2014-03-19 01:45:53 PM  
Can't we just all agree anything with a heart beat has rights and go from there?

This pro-choice pro-life rhetoric/garbage just hides the fact that no one wants to sit down and define what constitutes "life"
 
2014-03-19 01:46:18 PM  

Philibuster: My wife and I get constantly asked when we are going to have kids. She's 28 I'm 29, and we have absolutely no interest in having them. She works with kids daily, and I work with sick kids daily, that is more than enough for us.

I have heard everything on the bingo board at least twice...I don't understand what is so damn interesting about my reproductive status for uninvolved parties.


It's my theory that the people that run down those who do not wish to have children are usually people who've had children, but cannot bring themselves to admit that they wish they hadn't. I'm 38,like being alone,  have never liked children and I know that if I ever did have one I would resent it and would want nothing at all to do with it. Yes, I'm probably an asshole, but at least I have the self awareness enough to know that I have absolutely no business being responsible for a child. That sure shuts 'em up when people start telling me how much I'm going to regret not having kids though.
 
2014-03-19 01:47:31 PM  

Rapmaster2000: A hysterectomy costs about 10 grand with time off of work for recovery thrown in. I'd say you're out about $15k on average.


A tubal ligation is not a hysterectomy.
 
2014-03-19 01:48:26 PM  
Without bothering to RTFA, let me guess. Prolifers threatened her with death in the name of a dead-guy-on-a-stick?

Close?
 
2014-03-19 01:48:58 PM  

TheExcalibur: Can't we just all agree anything with a heart beat has rights and go from there?

This pro-choice pro-life rhetoric/garbage just hides the fact that no one wants to sit down and define what constitutes "life"


What does abortion have to do with this thread?
 
2014-03-19 01:49:14 PM  
"I don't want to have babies!"

"That works for me."


"But I totally want a stiff one in my girl place, like, a LOT!"


"Good luck to you."


Next attention whore, please.


And some tea.
 
2014-03-19 01:49:24 PM  

GanjSmokr: "The official line of anti-choicers..."

I'm pro-choice, but saying "pro-lifers" are "anti-choicers" is about as stupid as saying "pro-choicers" are "anti-lifers".


Pro-choice = "It's your choice to terminate the pregnancy."
Pro-life = "Your pregnancy must be maintained at all costs."
Anti-choice = "You don't have a choice, you must have children or you're a failure as a human being."
 
2014-03-19 01:49:45 PM  

El Freak: It's my theory that the people that run down those who do not wish to have children are usually people who've had children, but cannot bring themselves to admit that they wish they hadn't.


BINGO!!!
 
2014-03-19 01:49:56 PM  

TheExcalibur: Can't we just all agree anything with a heart beat has rights and go from there?


Plenty of people are removed from life support / feeding tube withdrawn / etc., even if there is nothing wrong with their heart.  It's the brain that makes someone a person rather than a vegetable.
 
2014-03-19 01:50:00 PM  
I think her point isn't so much that "people who disagree with me reacted to my article," but that their comments reveal that it's not about life as much as it's about controlling women's sexuality.  I don't think that's true of everyone or even the majority of pro-lifers, but it's definitely a strong undercurrent.
 
2014-03-19 01:50:41 PM  

vartian: Nabb1: After reading that article, I think she is making the right call because she comes off as way too self-absorbed to be a parent.

Which is exactly why I am never going to have kids. I wish more people would be honest with themselves about parenthood.


You are correct - the problem though is in the fact that people that think like you are not having kids and people like the Duggers have 26 (or some odd number) kids. There are future generations where the rationality gene will disappear in a self-selected breeding

Then we should all be thankful we will be dead
 
2014-03-19 01:50:44 PM  
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2014-03-19 01:50:51 PM  

bunner: "I don't want to have babies!"

"That works for me."


"But I totally want a stiff one in my girl place, like, a LOT!"


"Good luck to you."


Next attention whore, please.


And some tea.


I think we can all agree that women who like sex are morally reprehensible.
 
2014-03-19 01:51:04 PM  

H31N0US: Oh yeah...that was one of the reasons I abandoned the account a couple years ago.

Posting an endless stream of your snowflakes would be a form of narcissism too though, no


Nah, it's just boring. That's okay though, chances are that you and all your friends are boring, everyday individuals. I yawn everytime I post my kid on facebook. You're welcome grandma.
 
2014-03-19 01:51:12 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The fundamental problem of the internet is that anyone is allowed to participate, regardless of how utterly retarded or completely ignorant they may be.


welcometofark.jpg
 
2014-03-19 01:51:19 PM  
She's probably shooting blanks anyways.
 
2014-03-19 01:51:36 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: This made me LOL.

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Lulz.

One of them (center-right) looks like my cat.
 
2014-03-19 01:51:46 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Unoriginal_Username: People shouldn't care who has kids or who doesn't. My only question for her is this. If you don't want kids why not get your tubes tied? And doctors shouldn't be able to ask why, just do it. Same for guys getting a vasectomy. The reasons don't matter. It's what they want.

A hysterectomy costs about 10 grand with time off of work for recovery thrown in.  I'd say you're out about $15k on average.

A vasectomy makes more sense because it's reversible, you don't have final control over whether the child is birthed, and you're fertile for the rest of your life.


Sure it isn't cheap but if you are serious about it then why not cough up the money. Would it not be easier and cheaper in the long run? Using her logic, if her birth control failed she would get an abortion, how much do those run? And what happens if she gets pregnant again?
 
2014-03-19 01:51:47 PM  
Raising my roomate is enough. Why she pissed on the kitchen floor when the bathroom was 10 feet away ill never know
 
2014-03-19 01:51:52 PM  

Nabb1: what_now: Nabb1: After reading that article, I think she is making the right call because she comes off as way too self-absorbed to be a parent.

I don't get self absorbed at all. She doesn't want kids, and she doesn't want to deal with people who either a) tell her she'll change her mind or b) ask what's wrong with her

Believe me. It's farking annoying when people feel that your fertility is a topic of conversation.

She wrote and published a column about her fertility choices. She then took umbrage when some people took issue with her opinions (and some of those angry comments she highlighted were directed at her calling children "time-sucking monsters") and wrote another column about how dare they! Okay, fine, it's her choice and her choice alone, but when you go around writing columns calling children "time-sucking monsters", you are obviously trying to goad people into a response, and whose time would be "sucked" if she had kids? Hers. Yes, her time is so precious that any offspring that she bore would be "monsters" for daring to demand any of it. Her entire position revolves around "me, me, me, me, me" and most of her preceding column was devoted to demeaning and belittling people who don't agree with her philosophy and then a bunch of self-absorbed twaddle about how unappealing everything is to her.

Oh, and she's a terrible writer.


I see.
So her column(s) are also -  time-sucking monsters
According to her children = time-sucking monsters
That means.....her columns = children.

That biatch lied to us!!

You are right...she invited this.  I don't think she has much to complain about.  Seems like a stupid ploy to sell bad columns.
 
2014-03-19 01:52:23 PM  

Jae0o0: I have two kids. Its awesome.

Other people dont want kids, thats awesome.

Heck I prefer to be friends with childless people. Its a lot easier to hang out with them because they dont have  to find a sitter :P


This would be my role.  Buddies that want to get away from the wife and kids for a weekend night, blatz gets the call.

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2014-03-19 01:52:30 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Unoriginal_Username: People shouldn't care who has kids or who doesn't. My only question for her is this. If you don't want kids why not get your tubes tied? And doctors shouldn't be able to ask why, just do it. Same for guys getting a vasectomy. The reasons don't matter. It's what they want.

A hysterectomy costs about 10 grand with time off of work for recovery thrown in.  I'd say you're out about $15k on average.

A vasectomy makes more sense because it's reversible, you don't have final control over whether the child is birthed, and you're fertile for the rest of your life.


Many insurance plans will cover a vasectomy. Almost none will cover a reversal, and those run about $20k.
 
2014-03-19 01:52:31 PM  

miscreant: Rapmaster2000: A hysterectomy costs about 10 grand with time off of work for recovery thrown in. I'd say you're out about $15k on average.

A tubal ligation is not a hysterectomy.


Look, pal, I have a GED in medicine so I know what I"m talking about.  The name is Dr. Rapmaster2000:  GED.

I didn't drop out of medical school and then take an equivalency test to go around being called just Rapmaster2000.

/is not an expert on women's health
 
2014-03-19 01:52:38 PM  

RoboZombie: I always used to get the "You would make such a great Dad" line from people.
HOW the F*CK do they know? So annoying. I might be an OK person in general, but you have no way of telling what kind of parent someone will be.

Anyway, I am a Dad now, but don't really think I'm all that great. It is a lot of hard work.


Same here.  I don't know what it was about me that made everybody think I'd be a great dad.  Frankly I never expected to become one, due to biology.  Turned out it was only very unlikely instead of impossible.  Now... well, I do my best to be a good dad, but I know I'm not as good as I could be.
 
2014-03-19 01:52:46 PM  
As a women, Pro choice and liberal, I usually want to punch most feminist in the mouth. They are like vegans, annoying and sanctimonious pricks.
 
2014-03-19 01:53:47 PM  

GanjSmokr: "The official line of anti-choicers..."

I'm pro-choice, but saying "pro-lifers" are "anti-choicers" is about as stupid as saying "pro-choicers" are "anti-lifers".


but it is more accurate. Pro-lifers don't act like they are pro life. They just don't want those who are pregnant the right to choose to abort or not. They offer nothing in terms of a better option. You know, something that speaks of a better life.
 
2014-03-19 01:53:47 PM  

El Freak: It's my theory that the people that run down those who do not wish to have children are usually people who've had children, but cannot bring themselves to admit that they wish they hadn't.


I don't think it's so much that they wish they hadn't, it's that they've defined their life by it. It's the same reason some christians hate atheists. They don't regret their choice, they just hate being called silly for it.
 
2014-03-19 01:54:26 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: This made me LOL.

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I'm still laughing ...
 
2014-03-19 01:54:47 PM  
STOP BREEDING!

/I want another kid and I need more room on this planet.
 
2014-03-19 01:55:02 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: Rapmaster2000: Unoriginal_Username: People shouldn't care who has kids or who doesn't. My only question for her is this. If you don't want kids why not get your tubes tied? And doctors shouldn't be able to ask why, just do it. Same for guys getting a vasectomy. The reasons don't matter. It's what they want.

A hysterectomy costs about 10 grand with time off of work for recovery thrown in.  I'd say you're out about $15k on average.

A vasectomy makes more sense because it's reversible, you don't have final control over whether the child is birthed, and you're fertile for the rest of your life.

Sure it isn't cheap but if you are serious about it then why not cough up the money. Would it not be easier and cheaper in the long run? Using her logic, if her birth control failed she would get an abortion, how much do those run? And what happens if she gets pregnant again?


In my perfect world, tubals and vascetomies would be free.  Pro-lifers should support this as well because it would help reduce the number of abortions.
 
2014-03-19 01:56:03 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: This made me LOL.

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Yeah, I have to admit that it's a rare example of good, conservative humor. Spiteful, yet smart. Good jerb, "HEYWOOD JABLOME @FUSIGMA"
 
2014-03-19 01:57:48 PM  

Pincy: In my perfect world, tubals and vascetomies would be free. Pro-lifers should support this as well because it would help reduce the number of abortions.


That does not punish the sluts.
 
2014-03-19 01:57:54 PM  

Nabb1: sigdiamond2000: reprobate1125: I think that recognizing that you're too self-absorbed to have children is a good thing.

I do too, but for some people, there is no good reason not to have children. A lot of people can't even process the concept of not wanting children, so they assume something is wrong with people who don't.

Those people are just as wrong as people who can't think of any justification for having kids. Parenting is hard work. You can't put yourself first again until they are able to take care of themselves. It's not for everyone. I know irresponsible people who shouldn't have kids and great people who would make great parents if they tried but choose not to.


and it's not any of your business either way.
 
2014-03-19 01:58:07 PM  

Pincy: Pro-lifers should support this as well because it would help reduce the number of abortions.STFU


Really.
As soon as they start up, they should be pimpslapped into a mumble.
Then Baitchslapped into silence.
 
2014-03-19 01:58:11 PM  

groppet: Raising my roomate is enough. Why she pissed on the kitchen floor when the bathroom was 10 feet away ill never know


Damn groppet, I can never get enough of your roommate stories.  You sure she isn't, like, 2 or 3 years old?
 
2014-03-19 01:58:59 PM  

vartian: Nabb1: After reading that article, I think she is making the right call because she comes off as way too self-absorbed to be a parent.

Which is exactly why I am never going to have kids. I wish more people would be honest with themselves about parenthood.


I'm over 50 and never had kids. I don't regret that decision, either. It just wasn't for me. I have 3 godchildren and 2 nephews who I love dearly. When the older ones were kids (they're in their 20s and 30s now), I loved babysitting them and taking them to the zoo, the circus, etc. Nowadays, I occasionally babysit my very active 2-year-old nephew, and I always feel exhausted afterwards.

Two of my closest friends are an over-50 married couple who also never had children. They have 2 cats and a dog, though.

GanjSmokr: "The official line of anti-choicers..."

I'm pro-choice, but saying "pro-lifers" are "anti-choicers" is about as stupid as saying "pro-choicers" are "anti-lifers".


Yes. The proper term should be, "pro-forced-childbirth," because that's their ultimate goal.

/no cats, but is considering getting one
 
2014-03-19 01:59:42 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: Rapmaster2000: Unoriginal_Username: People shouldn't care who has kids or who doesn't. My only question for her is this. If you don't want kids why not get your tubes tied? And doctors shouldn't be able to ask why, just do it. Same for guys getting a vasectomy. The reasons don't matter. It's what they want.

A hysterectomy costs about 10 grand with time off of work for recovery thrown in.  I'd say you're out about $15k on average.

A vasectomy makes more sense because it's reversible, you don't have final control over whether the child is birthed, and you're fertile for the rest of your life.

Sure it isn't cheap but if you are serious about it then why not cough up the money. Would it not be easier and cheaper in the long run?  Using her logic, if her birth control failed she would get an abortion, how much do those run? And what happens if she gets pregnant again?


An abortion runs about $300.  Regardless, if the goal is to not have children then simply not getting pregnant would be logical.  There are many ways to do that without that surgery.  You've over thought the problem and chosen the biggest and most expensive solution when that isn't needed.  Most women can avoid pregnancy without resorting to surgery.

If you have to go with surgery, then go with Norplant.
 
2014-03-19 01:59:59 PM  
Except she didn't simply state she "doesn't want to have children". She wrote a deliberately-provocative article describing children as time-consuming monsters, then went into damsel-in-distress mode the moment the people she provoked fired invective back at her.

In other words she's a click-baiting troll.
 
2014-03-19 02:00:05 PM  
That, or we stop running around sticking labels on everything from our armchairs, secure in our superiority.
 
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