1: I don’t want to get fat.
2: My private life will be gone and I won’t have any more ME time.
3: I just don’t want to… *pout*
4: I don’t have time for that sort of thing, and isn’t that a little old-fashioned anyway? You sound like my grandmother.
5: I’m a modern woman and we don’t have to do that anymore.
All of these are terrible excuses other women give or have given me for not wanting to get married and have children. It’s as if they think having kids will instantly make them old, ugly and useless as a member of society, and on top of that it’s horribly selfish. I can’t understand why someone would want to try to refrain from gaining the wisdom and life experience that comes with growing older when they’re going to get older anyway. But as I was saying:
1: You won’t get fat. You’ll get pregnant. There’s a difference. Even if you keep some of the weight after giving birth, women are supposed to have a higher percentage of body fat than men so you’ll be fine.
2: How much of a private life to you have now? You post everything you do, think, say, listen to, eat and so on to some page on the internet which everyone can read. Your life is very much public and by shunning the husband and children you could have you’re only providing yourself the opportunity to be lonely up until you choke to death because no one was around to save you.
3: You just don’t want to? Are you freaking kidding me?! You sound like a toddler. You are an adult and as such are expected to think and act like one. You may very well be registered to vote and if you are I hope you put more thought into who or what you vote for than you did into saying that. Act your age like a sane and intelligent human being would.
4: Yes it’s old-fashioned. Or you could very well call it traditional. Either way, 99% of people have been what you call “old-fashioned” 99% of the time because it works. It keeps everything running properly and the result is a decrease in the things I regularly hear you complaining about. Furthermore, I don’t have a tendency to concern myself with who or what you think I sound like. This is partly because it’s completely irrelevant, but also because you’ve yet to earn my respect.
5: Of course you would say that if you’re modern. And technically women didn’t used to have to act like adults either. But they did because that’s what it is to deal with life as it comes to you: it’s acting like an adult. They didn’t give excuses or complain about not wanting to as if they were a bunch of children. They just did what they had to do and one of the things they had to do was to make sure their bloodline had a future so their tribe, state, et cetera could survive. If none of them had done that, none of us would be here and neither would the technology you’re using to read this.
5.1: On a loosely-related subject: are you sure you want to describe yourself as a modern woman knowing that modern women like to do things like go outside wearing almost no clothes, get drunk in public, have promiscuous intercourse with complete strangers, buy and use drugs (I’m going to go ahead and include cigarettes in that because they’re disgusting), swear like sailors, cover themselves in clown-like tattoos and piercings (not to mention the three pounds of face makeup), and make other terrible decisions like voting people into government positions when they aren’t qualified in some way, taking sub-prime bank loans for things they can’t afford because a “modern” woman can “support herself” and helping to cause the economy to collapse in doing so, race-mixing or sterilizing her bloodline out of existence and so on? Are you really sure you want to paint yourself in that light?
You choose selfishness over ensuring – by your own oversight and teachings – that the future could be better and brighter. You deprive your nation of the possibility of a sufficient number of people capable enough to run it properly. You condemn your family to be forgotten forever either because you’re putting off the inevitable due to your irrational fears, or because you have for some reason deemed that your family deserves to die (and what did they do I wonder? Probably nothing). You choose pettiness, vanity, and eternal death over the light the future could have.
It’s so selfish and self-loving… The entire thing is irrational. It makes me wonder…
You, childless European women, do you think it is European of you to choose death over life? Even when your ancestors fought so hard to ensure that you could be alive right now? Would you have all their hard work be for nothing? Would you have the blood they spilled put to waste? Do you do anything to help your people? Or do you sit around all day rotting like a living corpse because you wish to be a mannequin?
You are not a mannequin.
You will never be a mannequin.
Live and do something productive.