View Poll Results: Do you have children?

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  • Female: I have kid(s)/ I want kid(s)

    6 9.38%
  • Female: I don't want children

    2 3.13%
  • Male: I have kid(s)/ I want kid(s)

    30 46.88%
  • Male: I don't want children

    19 29.69%
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    7 10.94%
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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Somehow, I'm just having trouble dealing with the fact that you've got your nose that far up anybody else's business, that you honest-to-god believe you have some say in whether they choose to remain childfree, and to cast aspersions on them for making that choice.
    He thinks women should be the sole caretaker of children too, and the men should work. He says mothers naturally love their children more than the father, and said it was true in his own case. He has a very strange view of the family dynamic and gender roles regarding the issue.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    Much easier to get sterilized, mostly. It's pretty much a two-visit process for men, it seems. For women it's a years-long nightmare.
    Makes sense. Too bad the doctors who 'get it' aren't in a database of some sort for ease of locating.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
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    given that they are spending about 12-15 hours a day of their day raising the next generation, I would like to see your numbers if you are outperfoming them. that's impressive.
    so you think working, childless women are less valuable to society?

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    My brother doesn't have kids because he can't, and he is happy...
    I see said people as a form of empty nesters, only their nests were never full. My friend and I are on the same page now, since she never gave birth, and my only bonly is 30. We take Thelma and Louise trips.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Makes sense. Too bad the doctors who 'get it' aren't in a database of some sort for ease of locating.
    Such databases do exist, though they could use some re-orgnanization and updating.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    He thinks women should be the sole caretaker of children too, and the men should work. He says mothers naturally love their children more than the father, and said it was true in his own case. He has a very strange view of the family dynamic and gender roles regarding the issue.
    Ah. I know we're all special snowflakes - everybody makes the decision that is best for them. I just think they need to remember the "BEST FOR THEM" bit and leave everybody else the hell alone.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I'm not really sure how that effects the math one way or the other. lower the birthrate below 2.1 and your society will become older and smaller over time; eventually getting to the point where a smaller number of younger people are over taxed to provide support for a large number of older people, with the inevitable result being that they become impoverished, are unable to support that burden of spending, and the entitlements are suddenly changed on the elderly. This is happening in Greece (which has had a very low birthrate for some time now) as we speak - there aren't enough young people to pay for the retirees, and so the retirees are being told they will have to eat large cuts to their benefits. Lower the birthrate below 1.8, and (historically) your society will cease to exist.
    A lot of countries are experiencing the same problems, but it's not my duty, as a woman, to go out and get pregnant. Their are many reasons why people don't have kids... some just aren't fit to parent, some don't like kids, some can't have them, but the birth rate is dropping because costs are increasing in this country and middle class people can't afford to have 3 to 4 kids now. Wages are stagnant and raising kids is ****ing expensive. The cost of medicine is freaking high in this country...

    People have to work twice as hard to have anything nice. Everybody I work with puts in long hours.

    Maybe if you tried to focus on closing the income gap and getting wages higher, people would have more kids because they could afford more children.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    People have to work twice as hard to have anything nice. Everybody I work with puts in long hours.

    Maybe if you tried to focus on closing the income gap and getting wages higher, people would have more kids because they could afford more children.
    That's another reason why I don't want to have children. I know my earnings wouldn't be enough to pay for them. It's not easy to have a child when your income is barely enough for yourself. And that doesn't count other dependents a person may have, such as their parents.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    I wonder; does anybody care that George Clooney didn't choose fatherhood? Or is it just the women that are judged?
    Yeah I was wondering if some people can respect a childless woman or not...

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Apparently so!

    Amazon.com: Famous Childless Women

    My favorite lady on the planet made the list. Betty White.

    The list author says: "I wrote this because I want ppl to see that you can become famous or have worth without becoming a mother. Too, infertile women may look deeper into this list and think of ways to validate themselves without having children. I also wrote a list on bachelors and thought of a somewhat female equivalent. For real, I or many others could write a list on famous single mothers if I or we wanted. This list has MANY women who are or were suspected of being lesbian or bisexual. I may know more about these women than the bios of straight women. But I'm not trying to say that lesbian = childless or childless = lesbian. But then again, maybe straight women are more likely to become mothers as a result of straight sex."

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