Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Lightening has struck!

Well, I never thought I would see the day, but a celebrity has received some press for her decision to be child-free.

Looks like Mariah Carey is perfectly happy sans children, but notice that a large chunk of the article focuses on her explanations for her decision. Always the childfree woman MUST provide a detailed accounting for her choice. Still, it's cool that Mariah is talking about it and that even cooler that some reporter was interested enough to report on it.

Kids for Carey? No, She'd Feel 'Violated'
Posted: 2008-04-23 17:33:27

(April 23) - Pop superstar Mariah Carey has ruled out having kids of her own some day, saying they would make her feel uncomfortable and points to "traumatic stuff" during her childhood for the decision to remain childless.

The 38-year-old Carey told the UK version of OK! Magazine that having children of her own would leave her feeling "violated," adding "I know that's a kind of weird thing to say, but that's how I am.""For now I enjoy my dog Jack's company. It's definitely because of childhood traumatic stuff. The whole not wanting to have a baby as a baby." She did not specify what events turned her off on kids. Her parents divorced when she was three years old. "They just fought all the time," she told PEOPLE.The singer, who is in London to promote her new chart-topping album "E=MC2," said she had serious concerns about bringing up a child."It's hard to have kids in this world," she told the OK! reporter. "I don't think I could properly educate a child right now. Maybe in the future, but I actually haven't thought about it."


Phoena said...

It's nice, but at the same time, this just adds more fuel to the breeder fire that we all had traumatic childhoods which is why we don't love children.

Why can't she just say, "I don't want kids; I prefer dogs?" No other explanation necessary.

CFVixen said...


Exactly! It sucks that Mariah is basically stating, "well, I'm screwed up in the head, and I don't think I'd be a good mom." She's probably right, but that doesn't give much support to the childfree!

I actually think I would be a good mom....I just don't want to be!"

WithoutIssue said...

.... and it all changes 2 1/2 years later, cos she's pregnant. Ugh!

Trish said...

This is really funny to read, considering she just had twins.

I think this would be a great topic (if you haven't written about it already): women who swear up and down for years that they will never have children, and then they do. And it leaves you wondering: was she just humoring me all this time? Hubby and I once had married friends who would come over and share the joys of non-parenthood with us. The last time they came over we got drunk on wine and talked all night about how having kids would be awful. Two months after that they announce they're pregnant. It's happened to me so often that now when I hear a friend tell me she doesn't want kids, I automatically thing "ahh, she'll change her mind, just like the rest of 'em."