In many ways I got lucky there. Gay couples do not have that push to have children that straight couples do. Sure, people will say things like "It's a shame you can't have kids", which is bullshit, but I generally do not reply. Why? Because people look at you like this:
When you say "I don't want kids."
I mean, how is it possible? What kind of a monster are you? Having children what the best thing I ever did with my life. It is what we are put on this planet to do. What is your ultimate purpose if not to breed?
The argument to have kids tends to be linked to a lot of other societal bullshit too. Like why gay's should not marry , or abortion should be illegal. Let's examine a few:
It's different when it is your own: Yep, I love my brothers, best part: I give them back at the end of the day.
Your child could grow up to cure cancer: Sure, or be the next Adolph Hitler... the possibilities are endless.
People like you should have kids... wait... shouldn't people who WANT to have kids have kids? And people who don't should NOT?
You were a baby once,too. I can't even argue this logic:P
What about the family name? Yeah, I don't think this argument is really valid anymore.
Who will take care of you when you are old? Yeah, and it is those NOT having children who are selfish. Reality check:Unconditional love is supposed to be something a parent gives, not expects back. Have you ever MET a fucking teenager?
|Yeah, I want this taking care of me in my old age.|
What if your parent's hadn't had kids? Ummm, then I would not be here... And? Do you really think I am that big of an egomaniac that I think the world would be missing a major component without me?
The only reason to get married is to have children. WRONG, children are not even part of the marriage contract.
The biological clock is ticking- Really? Because going out and having a kid is something you should do just in case you may want kids one day?
You change your mind... see above.
If everyone didn't have kids the human race would die out.... over 7 billion people on the planet, I think we're doing okay (if you don't count over-multiplying)
You forget the pain of labour and birth.... Does anyone really think this is what stops people from having kids?
People who don't want kids are selfish... Well, I'm actually good with that. Yes, I do not want kids because I feel they would get in the way of my goals. Is that not an excellent reason NOT to have kids?
You aren't a real adult until you have kids... another thing I am good with.
Children are a woman's (person's) greatest achievement... How sad that we are still children that the best thing they will ever be is a baby machine.
Don't you want to give your parent's grandchildren? Ummm, why? They chose the size of their family, why should they have a say in mine?
IT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN THE WORLD! Well, fuck me, I agree it is ONE of the most important jobs in the world. Like a brain surgeon, maybe it is time we realize not everyone is qualified and leave it to those who are willing, able, and wanting to take the time to do the job well.
What's the matter, don't you like kids? Some of them. I like that I give them back too.
The children are our future. Yep, and there are more than enough to keep up the species. We are in no danger of extinction through lack of breeding.
Don't you want genetic immortality? Nope, I am not egotistical enough to think my genes offer so much more than everyone else's that humanity somehow needs it.
Nothing better than New baby smell.... well new car smell is pretty fucking awesome too;)
Aren't you curious to see what they would look like? Wow, because nothing says great parenting like the excuse that you were just curious.
My all time fave was not on there though:
"But being a parent was the best thing I ever did in my life," or "I only wish I could have kids"