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(The Raw Story)   Feminist woman says she doesn't want to have children. Twitter responds in expected fashion   (rawstory.com) divider line 55
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2014-03-19 01:34:19 PM  
11 votes:
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2014-03-19 01:38:24 PM  
9 votes:

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.


When people ask if Mrs. PCoC and I have kids, I always tell them, "Oh, we can't have kids."

The reason I do this is because about half the time, the person will say, "Really? Why not?"

And then I can reply, "Because we farkin' hate them."
2014-03-19 01:32:23 PM  
7 votes:
This made me LOL.

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2014-03-19 12:25:01 PM  
6 votes:

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.


So ... you ovulating?
2014-03-19 01:29:27 PM  
5 votes:
I keep hearing that Twitter is used for revolutions and empowerment all across the Middle East, but all I see it used for is public slapfights between loudmouths.

Maybe they get a different Twitter than we do.
2014-03-19 11:18:05 AM  
5 votes:
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.
2014-03-19 01:52:31 PM  
4 votes:

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 01:26:37 PM  
4 votes:
img.fark.net

/oblig
2014-03-19 12:52:08 PM  
4 votes:

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.


You could say the same thing about parenting.
2014-03-19 01:36:30 PM  
3 votes:

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

I used to say this and mean it.  But after I became a parent I realized how wrong I was.  I can't imagine my life without my daughter, she's awesome.


In other words, you are wrong vartian, you clearly don't know yourself as well as ristst does.
2014-03-19 03:48:12 PM  
2 votes:

serpent_sky: ginandbacon: To believe it would is frankly bizarre. There are only 3? (I think--it might be 2) doctors who have clinics for late term abortions and they are medical procedures that are emergencies and devastating for the parents who have to go through them.

Nobody goes through 8.5 months of pregnancy and all the associated horrors and woes and says "ya know what? I changed my mind." It just doesn't happen. It's a sick fantasy of the anti-choice movement that women everywhere are getting JUST to the point of going into labor, and running off to evil abortion clinics who can't wait to abort that about to be born baby. They even set a clock to see if they can beat it. And then they take the products of that last second abortion, roast it over a fire  (and that's the ONLY way it can be prepared, it's part of the ritual) and all partake in a joyous late-term abortion feast.

In reality, anyone having an abortion in the third trimester is going through some serious shiat and is likely to die without said abortion, assuming there is even anything close to alive inside them. And they're having a hard time because they almost carried their pregnancy to term and there were literally no other options at that point. Those people, everyone should feel bad for, not use them as examples of run of the mill abortions that are not even close to developed babies.


You said it perfectly.

Except I thought the fetuses were braised, not roasted? Have I been doing it wrong all these years? Dammit. I have to turn in my feminazi card, don't I?
2014-03-19 02:17:43 PM  
2 votes:

Nabb1: 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")


 No sane person with children would take umbrage at that description.
2014-03-19 02:09:14 PM  
2 votes:

the ha ha guy: 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."


Anti-life =

img.fark.net
2014-03-19 01:49:14 PM  
2 votes:
"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 01:48:26 PM  
2 votes:
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 01:35:40 PM  
2 votes:

lockers: Rapmaster2000: I keep hearing that Twitter is used for revolutions and empowerment all across the Middle East, but all I see it used for is public slapfights between loudmouths.

Maybe they get a different Twitter than we do.

It's almost like they built a platform specifically for narcissistic idiots.


I thought that was Facebook?
2014-03-19 01:32:17 PM  
2 votes:

Rapmaster2000: I keep hearing that Twitter is used for revolutions and empowerment all across the Middle East, but all I see it used for is public slapfights between loudmouths.

Maybe they get a different Twitter than we do.


It's almost like they built a platform specifically for narcissistic idiots.
2014-03-19 01:27:33 PM  
2 votes:
How dare you take my provocative comment offensively!
2014-03-19 11:24:27 AM  
2 votes:
The fundamental problem of the internet is that anyone is allowed to participate, regardless of how utterly retarded or completely ignorant they may be.
2014-03-19 09:12:34 PM  
1 votes:
Wow.  Seems like with the big Pro-Life cheering section, Octomom would have much more public support.  Hell, people should send her money for being such a fine example of reproductivity.
2014-03-19 05:49:35 PM  
1 votes:

blatz514: 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?


Sometimes I wonder myself. Still trying to figure out the reason why she stuffed four bagels in th couch. I'm sure alcohol was involved.
2014-03-19 05:22:42 PM  
1 votes:

ginandbacon: Mitch Taylor's Bro: ginandbacon: serpent_sky: ginandbacon: To believe it would is frankly bizarre. There are only 3? (I think--it might be 2) doctors who have clinics for late term abortions and they are medical procedures that are emergencies and devastating for the parents who have to go through them.

Nobody goes through 8.5 months of pregnancy and all the associated horrors and woes and says "ya know what? I changed my mind." It just doesn't happen. It's a sick fantasy of the anti-choice movement that women everywhere are getting JUST to the point of going into labor, and running off to evil abortion clinics who can't wait to abort that about to be born baby. They even set a clock to see if they can beat it. And then they take the products of that last second abortion, roast it over a fire  (and that's the ONLY way it can be prepared, it's part of the ritual) and all partake in a joyous late-term abortion feast.

In reality, anyone having an abortion in the third trimester is going through some serious shiat and is likely to die without said abortion, assuming there is even anything close to alive inside them. And they're having a hard time because they almost carried their pregnancy to term and there were literally no other options at that point. Those people, everyone should feel bad for, not use them as examples of run of the mill abortions that are not even close to developed babies.

You said it perfectly.

Except I thought the fetuses were braised, not roasted? Have I been doing it wrong all these years? Dammit. I have to turn in my feminazi card, don't I?

No, but you do have to move into a Feminazi® re-education camp until such thinking can be corrected. Braised? What kind of savage are you? :-)

I didn't get the memo!!!!!! I hope they have nice sheets at this camp.


They're Feminazis, not Femisavages. They probably get them from Crate & Barrel.
2014-03-19 04:05:59 PM  
1 votes:

elgrancerdo: they are Republican, do not drink and dance and spend their days criticizing other people.  To them, I am not good people.  I avoid that kind of people like the scum they are.


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Check.
2014-03-19 03:35:37 PM  
1 votes:

Mitch Taylor's Bro: genner: DArque Bishop: the ha ha guy: 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."

Anti-life =

[img.fark.net image 400x300]

Both terms are propaganda. We should just call them pro-aboriton and and anti-abortion.

I'm down wit dat.

 Problem:
Even people who get abortions think they suck.
So in reality nobody really likes abortion, unless they like dead babies.

If we had a way to have the body reabsorb the kid, ie vanishing twin syndrome, it would be a better solution.
2014-03-19 03:23:44 PM  
1 votes:

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.


Then the species is being done a favour and third parties should be pleased.

Frankly, given the quality of the parenting I've seen in my life, I wish more people would emulate her choice. Then I wouldn't have to work so hard on this super-virus.
2014-03-19 03:08:35 PM  
1 votes:

reprobate1125: I'm definitely not trying to sound all self-righteous because my job sounds a lot better than I personally am, but I've dedicated my life to building orphanages and clinics around the world and that would be extremely difficult to do if I had kids. Notice that I didn't say impossibly, but I've chosen to (some would say sacrifice) by not having kids of my own be able to help a lot more kids.


You monster!
2014-03-19 03:01:28 PM  
1 votes:

Ned Stark: I don't believe in property but if I started carrying an e z boy out of the furniture store I bet you wouldn't have a problem with it when a bunch of cops beat my ass to stop me.


Actually, I would have a problem with cops beating your ass for stealing something. I don't much like cops overreacting to a situation.

Further, we KNOW property exists. It's a fact. It's coded into the law that you cannot go into the furniture store and walk out with a chair.

We do not KNOW when life starts - it varies by theory. However, it is coded into the law that abortion is a legal medical procedure a woman can obtain if she so wishes - even validated by the Supreme Court.

As such, your analogy fails on multiple levels.
2014-03-19 02:59:30 PM  
1 votes:

Satan's Bunny Slippers: Quite honestly, your statement makes me a little angry. Like you're implying that all women must have children for the good of the country or something.


I think you are spot on here.  I've gotten this line before too, "But what if the baby you never plan on having was going to be the next Einstein?"  They pretend like it's a compliment ("You are good enough to create the next Einstein") but really the implication is that you should be having kids for the good of the country/world/universe and if you don't then you are selfish.
2014-03-19 02:54:12 PM  
1 votes:

Ned Stark: Mitch Taylor's Bro: TheExcalibur: Can't we just all agree anything with a heart beat legal birth certificate 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"

Okay, there you go. We cool?

About as unlikely to fly as has a heartbeat.

Also, severe failure modes. Plenty of places in the world where birth certificates aren't a thing or are only intermitently a thing. Don't one to unperson those folks.

I propose rights beginning when your thinkmeats turn on.


So...26? :-)
2014-03-19 02:40:46 PM  
1 votes:

DROxINxTHExWIND: Strategeryz0r: Clearly this is survival of the fittest at work.

-Woman tries to do something besides be in the kitchen, pumping out babies, etc, etc.
-Woman decides children are "time sucking little monsters"
-Woman has no desire to reproduce, thus ensuring her feminist genes do not get passed on.

I see no problem here.


And unfortunately, the guy who thinks that feminism is hereditary has a sack full of semen and a hairpin trigger.

/Don't pass that bad info on to your kids


I thought he was being facetious. But either way, I think we all realize the only thing he'll likely have the opportunity to impregnate is a sock.
2014-03-19 02:14:57 PM  
1 votes:
Simply this: because I don't believe in being forced by law to take care of things that smell bad and poop themselves.
2014-03-19 01:58:11 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:58:07 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:52:46 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:51:52 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:51:47 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:51:12 PM  
1 votes:

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.


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2014-03-19 01:50:51 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:50:41 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:43:47 PM  
1 votes:
"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 01:43:35 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:39:59 PM  
1 votes:
Twitter troll writes article aboit the responses she got from the twitter troll she twatted. Film at eleven.
2014-03-19 01:39:37 PM  
1 votes:
Is this really a problem for some people?

It's not like she's purposely getting knocked up and having serial abortions, but rather taking the appropriate steps to prevent pregnancy in the first place.

Besides, do the fundies really want another feminist (probable atheist as well) advocate running around in 20 years?

//I say, I say that last part's a joke, flew right by ya didn't it.
icons.iconarchive.com .
2014-03-19 01:38:36 PM  
1 votes:

Pants full of macaroni!!: [img.fark.net image 400x462]

/oblig


Missing a couple squares: "Good; please don't have kids. They would probably be self absorbed assholes, too" and "Yay, more resources for my kids!"
2014-03-19 01:38:32 PM  
1 votes:
Wait, so they used racial slurs against her?
2014-03-19 01:37:54 PM  
1 votes:

H31N0US: I thought that was Facebook?


Facebook was built for people who want to post pics of their kids for grandma.
2014-03-19 01:37:48 PM  
1 votes:
Sooooo.... anal then?
2014-03-19 01:34:54 PM  
1 votes:
I'm almost 43 years old. I didn't want kids early on in life and I sure as fark don't want any now. I feel like I'm doing society a favor.
2014-03-19 01:34:17 PM  
1 votes:
Can we just agree that all involved here come of as looking slightly douche-tastic?
2014-03-19 01:32:48 PM  
1 votes:
A feminist is someone with the radical notion that women are men's rightful superiors.
2014-03-19 01:32:17 PM  
1 votes:

Cymbal: HawgWild: 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.

So ... you ovulating?

Ovulating stripes make more money on average than ones that aren't. Men can tell. I know I can.


Strippers, not stripes. Heh.
2014-03-19 01:30:42 PM  
1 votes:
Oh boy...

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2014-03-19 01:10:29 PM  
1 votes:
I thought Tweets had to be short and to the point.  If you want to terse it up a bit, I suggest going with this John Water's gem...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdTcPLDxcu0
2014-03-19 12:14:41 PM  
1 votes:
When only one segment of a population is subjected to limitations on their right to determine the course of their lives, something is wrong in that society.

This conversation isn't about children. It's about women and how free or not they are. Having children is a leading cause of poverty in this country for women. We do not have free preschools run by the government. We do not offer paid maternity leave. Pregnancy is very hard on women physically and is actually more dangerous than abortions. And children are insanely expensive.

I love children. I have many in my life and I enjoy playing with them. Cooking with and for them. Even watching Dora. I was a nanny for a life-long friend and her wonderful husband for six years. The eldest is getting her driver's license today and I am more than a little traumatized by that fact.

I am not selfish. I am not lazy. Or fickle. But I never wanted children.

And I am not alone. Fewer women are choosing to have children. And fewer are having abortions. BC is almost completely effective and almost universally available. (Now finally.) I imagine those rates will continue to decline as millions of women gain access to control over their bodies.

The idea of blaming women for not having children when it is such a burden in this country is flat out misogyny. What about all the childless men? Are they monsters? Do we look at them and think awful things about them?
2014-03-19 11:31:17 AM  
1 votes:
I think that recognizing that you're too self-absorbed to have children is a good thing.

I'm there.
 
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