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    And even if it was, I don't understand what the hell is wrong with a woman or couple not wanting children. Honestly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iamstilljamiepoo View Post
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    And even if it was, I don't understand what the hell is wrong with a woman or couple not wanting children. Honestly.
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    There is absolutely nothing wrong with not wanting kids!

    I remember a professor of mine telling us about how he and his wife decided not to have kids. Later when he's wife developed cancer, he decided to take a semester's leave to be with her during chemo,etc. He said many people questioned him about why that was necessary given that they don't have children to concern themselves with! grrr!

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    ^Seriously? Fucking hell. This raising up of children as the only remotely important relationship anyone is allowed to have is rather disturbing, actually. To my mind there's something very wrong with people who think a husband/wife, sibling or adult-to-parent relationship is somehow lesser or worse, simply unimportant. It's so off-kilter and I suspect, narcissistic, as if no human that didn't issue from your own nethers can be of any value. I'd be fucking nervous if I were married to someone who denigrated the idea of spousal care and loyalty so badly.

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    Seriously! The class was one for my Social Work major and he was the head of the department. He used his story to introduce the concept of family, saying that his family was his wife and the fact that they don't have children doesn't make their family less than.
    He also said that if they would have had children, they wouldn't have had the money for him to take a semester without pay. He said he usually said something like, "Well my wife needs me all the same and if we would have had children, we wouldn't be able to afford my leave of absence."

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    Seriously! The class was one for my Social Work major and he was the head of the department. He used his story to introduce the concept of family, saying that his family was his wife and the fact that they don't have children doesn't make their family less than.
    He also said that if they would have had children, they wouldn't have had the money for him to take a semester without pay. He said he usually said something like, "Well my wife needs me all the same and if we would have had children, we wouldn't be able to afford my leave of absence."
    What a completely generous and tactful response to such ridiculous badgering. My gut reaction to something like that would be "Fuck you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura View Post
    What a completely generous and tactful response to such ridiculous badgering. My gut reaction to something like that would be "Fuck you."
    I think he was immensely helped by his professional training and experience. A "fuck you, asshole" response totally isn't unwarranted.

    I took this class in the late 90s and his wife's cancer was some 5 to 10 years earlier. So you are looking at the early 90s at the latest that this happened. I wonder if he would get the some response today.

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