Thursday, November 12, 2009

9 Silly Things People Say When they Hear you don't want Kids

This article by Liz Langley is so awesome, I just have to share it with you. Thanks, CFVixen, for forwarding.

9 Silly Things People Say When They Hear You Don't Want Kids (and Ways to Counter Them)

6 comments:

Cathy said...

I love the comeback "Just lucky, I guess"...I'm so using that! Thanks for sharing the article.

HawkMom said...

"the threat of motherhood"

Nice. This is a really good piece. Whenever I bring up the overpopulation angle, people immediately get on the defensive, as if I'm making it all up. Some commenter on and article blamed US overpopulation on "illegals". I've heard rumors from moms about some guy who wrote a piece about how even if a family is on welfare, it's none of our business how many children they have. I wish I could slap some humility into these people. I'm not a zero population growth advocate, just a "slow it down" one. I read an item the other day that reported over 4.1 million babies were born in the US in 2007 - the largest number ever. That's 4 million people to compete with HawkBaby for scholarships, college, jobs. Makes my head spin.

Sea_creature said...

What a great article, thank you. I love her response to "you'll change your mind." Yea, nothing like changing the perspective a little with examples of other major life decisions. HEL-LO! Hah!

Megs said...

If only Nordart birth control was a real option - handy for non-compliant patients and teenagers with questionable judgment!
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Megs said...

If only Nordart was a real birth control option - handy for non-compliant patients and teenagers with questionable judgment!
http://placebojournal.com/shopexd.asp?id=245

Wag the Dog said...

HawkMom: "That's 4 million people to compete with HawkBaby for scholarships, college, jobs."

And food.