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Why I am not having kids (Addle-brained Lefty Alert)
Seattle Times ^ | January 30, 2013 | Sharon Pian Chan

Posted on 02/02/2013 8:03:59 AM PST by tom h

My husband and I choose to be childless in Seattle, writes editorial columnist Sharon Pian Chan

My husband and I just ended our debate about having children. To breed or not to breed, this was the question...

We have decided we have other things to give to the world. We won’t be having kids. We choose to be childless in Seattle. ...

Feminism empowered women to talk about motherhood as a pursuit that deserves as much attention as men’s work. In the past 20 years, women have bravely spoken about struggles to conceive, which helped educate a generation about fertility. But society rarely hears from women who decide not to have kids.

“Do you have children?” My friend’s standard answer is, “No, and it’s not for medical reasons.” I’m cribbing it.

Will I regret it?

Probably sometimes. Just like parents sometimes regret their choice.

Would I have to sacrifice my career goals if we had a child? Probably. I’ve gone from believing I can do it all to believing that life is short. Saying no to some things allows me to say yes to others.

My husband could be the primary caregiver while I charge after my goals, but then he would have to say no to some of his goals.

Am I being selfish if I don't have children?

I’m selfish for not committing to my hypothetical child’s well-being. But I will have a lot more attention and money to shower on real-life nieces, nephews, mentees and philanthropic causes.

Also, not having a child is the most important thing I could do to reduce my carbon footprint, according to a 2009 study by Oregon State University statisticians. ...

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: childless; globalwarming; lattesippinglefty; overpopulation
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To: LibsRJerks

They should just do their thing and keep their big mouths shut.

I really don’t care what these druids do with their lives. Just leave me and MY happy family alone!!!

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Ah, but you just don’t understand. They can’t do that. They have to run their fat yaps so that they can explain to the world how they are so much smarter than peasants like you and me.


51 posted on 02/02/2013 10:32:06 AM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Texas Eagle

You beat me to it!!!!

Lets put them on our Christmas card list!


52 posted on 02/02/2013 10:37:50 AM PST by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: Texas Eagle

You beat me to it!!!!

Lets put them on our Christmas card list!


53 posted on 02/02/2013 10:37:59 AM PST by Leofl (I'm from Texas, we don't dial 9-11)
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To: Ax

Agreed. However, I am going to go out on a limb and surmise his man purse doesn’t not contain a firearm and spare mags. I will, however, posit that it contains designer moisturizing cream, rolling papers, and his manhood. (Something tells me that he does not have custody of it..)


54 posted on 02/02/2013 10:49:24 AM PST by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: MrB
Why are they not having kids?
Because God says you should.

I'd say it's a good example of natural selection.

55 posted on 02/02/2013 12:21:58 PM PST by Salman
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To: tom h

Meanwhile tomorrow wil belong to the beaten, circumcised , ignorant Muslim woman and her cousins who welp a dozen defectives each....


56 posted on 02/02/2013 1:26:54 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: SuziQ

“That’s the influence of feminism and homosexual activists. They consider anyone who has kids as a ‘breeder’, and they’re ruining the planet.”

They say us “breeders” are ruining the planet and we say they are ruining our society and culture.


57 posted on 02/02/2013 2:17:06 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: tom h
Also, not having a child is the most important thing I could do to reduce my carbon footprint,

You could also kill yourself, but then you wouldn't be able to charge after your goals...

Sheesh!

58 posted on 02/02/2013 3:59:44 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: tom h

I am more conservative than Rush and had 6 children in 7 1/2 years, the last one died 10 hours after birth, have 5 living children that are in their 40’s and 50’s, but when they were all young, 5 in 6 years I made myself a promise that if there is such a thing as reincarnation, I am coming back sterile....politics was not involved in that decision..


59 posted on 02/02/2013 5:32:47 PM PST by goat granny
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

There are many people who should not marry and who should not have children.

In the times past our culture had exalted roles for them as teachers, monks, nuns, priests, ministers, professors, and other types.

Now there is no real role for the celibate and/or the childless.

Something to think about.


60 posted on 02/02/2013 5:38:54 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: tom h

I celebrate Sharon Pian Chan’s decision not to reproduce neo-Nazi liberals. I’d sooner cut my plumbing off than stick my hose in her Nazi sewer pipe.

I wish Chan lonely days with no lovely children and an end of life when not a single person cares that she’s on the fast track to Satan’s realm.

Blow it out your ass, you left-wing twit. When the bullets start flying and you’re looking for a white knight to save your worthless Nazi ass, not a single person will think you’re worth the time.

Drop dead, witch.


61 posted on 02/02/2013 5:58:11 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: tom h

I am fine if she chooses not to have children IF she doesn’t demand that everyone else’s children and grandchildren pay for her retirement and end of life care.


62 posted on 02/02/2013 6:26:48 PM PST by tbw2
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