View Poll Results: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

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  • Yes. Having children is a moral obligation to God/society/family/etc.

    9 3.93%
  • No, they are free not to have children. They don't have to answer to anybody

    161 70.31%
  • Not if they have reproductive problems.

    2 0.87%
  • Yes, even if they have reproductive problems. They can adopt, you know.

    1 0.44%
  • They should get a medal for lowering world population.

    44 19.21%
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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Again, not saying that. You can live a life of tremendous purpose and meaning without bearing children. You're just missing an important aspect of family and social life. I don't think childless couples are particularly less happy or less fulfilled than couples with children-- just less responsible to the line of their ancestors.
    Sorry (not really), but you ARE saying just that. By judging childless or childfree individuals or couples as "selfish" or "irresponsible," you are saying that their real contributions are meaningless UNLESS they have children. The last part of your statement directly contradicts the first part.

    This is the kind of guilt-pedding nonsense that too often leads to couples having children for the wrong reasons, like "my parents say I 'owe' them grandchildren." Then these same couples -- or just one parent -- end up deeply REGRETTING that decision.

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    You know that I respect your brain. That's one reason I would prefer that you perpetuated your line-- not only genetically, but also culturally. The world needs more of you.
    Luckily, your preferences aren't legislated into laws, so no one, myself included, has to care what YOU personally want women or men to do. Personally speaking, I know I don't EVER want children (or marriage either for that matter), for a variety of reasons.

    Since I know I don't want kids and would NOT be good parent material, I know I am making the smart and responsible decision NOT to have any. If you want to call me "selfish" for making that choice, be my guest.

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammed View Post
    It's all about genetics, evolution and natural selection. Most people have a natural desire to procreate and if they didn't....well... the human race simply wouldn't exist.
    Oh PLEASE. The world population figure is now at 7 BILLION. The human race is hardly in danger of becoming extinct because some individuals choose NOT to reproduce.

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Many couples don't have children for various reasons. Should they be considered inferior in society?
    Some people hold that view, I guess.

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    The worst thing for the couples who choose not to have children must be the pitying looks and the assumption that one of them must have something ''wrong'' with them reproductively..
    Personally, I would call it amusing rather than "the worst thing," speaking as a childfree woman who has no desire to get married either. Someone who pities me for my lack of reproduction obviously doesn't know I enjoy life more BECAUSE I don't have kids or a husband. Thankfully, it's that person's problem, not mine.

    Not every woman desires what conservatives think all women "should" want; meaning husband and children. Many conservatives have a hard time accepting this.

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Childless couples have way more money and time.

    They might even be considered superior to the rug-rat clans.

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    Childless couples have way more money and time.

    They might even be considered superior to the rug-rat clans.
    Yeah they might, but not by me. Rug-rat clans produce future taxpayers.
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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    all things being equal they contribute less to society. "inferior" would be a word that would require qualifications, however.
    Total BS.

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    Childless couples have way more money and time.

    They might even be considered superior to the rug-rat clans.
    We can drop everything and head to the Keys at the drop of a hat. Good luck doing that with your brats.

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    Re: Should childless couples be considered inferior?

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    It's a hardship you choose, and you have no right to make other people's lives more difficult because of what you chose. If it's such a hardship that you resent people for choosing otherwise, then DON'T DO IT.
    Exactly! IMO that's exactly why many people who become parents DO resent those of us who have made the childfree choice; the HARDSHIPS of parenthood that they now have and we don't. Even though the guilt-peddling parents of the childfree routinely deny they have such resentment, their attitude comes through loud and clear.

    I knew in my teen years how danged HARD the job of being a mother was, and how much a girl or woman has to give up once she becomes a mother. That's exactly why I knew I would never want the job, no matter how much older I got. I'm a couple of decades beyond my teen years now, and I haven't regretted my decision for a second.

    Watching documentaries like MTV's "16 and Pregnant" and "Teen Mom" would be a great idea for any woman who is undecided about having children. "16 and Pregnant" especially details the very real difference on what life was like before motherhood and what it is after the girl becomes a mother. Before the girl has the baby, she has a large belly but still can go to school, go out with her girlfriends, etc. After the baby is born, the girl has almost NO sleep, NO freedom to be a teenager as she did before, and worst of all (for a teen girl), a lot less time to do required homework assignments and study for important tests. That leads she often falls behind in her school work, and is in serious jeopardy of NOT graduating high school as she had planned.

    To me, the motherhood picture doesn't get any better as a woman with a job or career either. For some reason, it is always the woman who is expected to give up everything if she decides to become a mom, the man doesn't have to give up anything. So no thanks. Motherhood is definitely NOT for me, so I'll stay cheerfully single and childfree, thank you. If some judgmental parents want to call me "selfish" or something for that, fine.

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