Hard times produce baby bust.
As do low record marriage rates….. the MGTOW don’t get to complain about the birth rate.
Despite early reports of an anticipated coronavirus baby boom, demographers say that’s probably less than likely.
The Pill exists and it’s given to minors.
With so many Americans unemployed or furloughed, fewer people are likely to feel financially stable enough to start a family.
Student loans are anti-natal.
As a result of COVID-19, more than 40% of American women changed their plans to have children or how many children to have, according to the Guttmacher Institute’s new analysis of data from more than 2,000 women. More than one-third of cisgender women said they would delay getting pregnant or wanted fewer children than they’d wanted before; that number is even higher for Black, Hispanic, queer, and low-income women.
It’s all about incentives. Suddenly motherhood doesn’t look easy and glamorous.
A smart right-wing would push on this button.
Nearly one-fifth of respondents in the Guttmacher study said COVID-19 has made them want to have a child sooner, or to have more children.
Time out of corporations does that. Those are K-types. They know they can survive from home.
I might not be able to have one if I wait
Early 30s is considered young here so lol, teen moms has brainwashed Americans about the safety of r-strategy. Teen mothers have higher stillbirth and miscarriage rates than 20s women.
Delayed motherhood produces higher IQ children because higher IQ women delay until stability (usually marriage).
Should we really have a kid right now, when we don’t even know where we’ll be living in a year? With everything up in the air, it puts off our timeline until we feel more comfortable.
Responsibility, exactly. K-select couple.
The problem is delaying marriage, in that case. Opening to Idiocracy scene.
I’ve been on birth control since I was 16, and now I’m worried I’ll never be able to have a baby.
Can a minor make medical decisions?
I have no sympathy with the Pill takers, but if it took years for your husband to come along, then there’s obviously a logistical problem.
I had always wanted kids. Then five years ago, my husband and I got a dog, and I was like, “Oh God, this is a lot of responsibility.” We like to travel; we want the flexibility to do what we want, when we want.
That’s pure r-type. “Liberal fertility” (as Jayman has noted) is a good thing.
Like I said, if you want a baby boom, ban pet ownership.
At the start of WW2 all pets were put down, THAT caused a baby boom.
Literally a week before the shutdown, my husband got his dream job he’s been waiting his whole life to get.
Can we ban that phrase? Dream job?
What about dream house? Dream spouse?
Dream job is Plato’s natural slave. Careerism in men is a patriarchy replacement.
They sell it like “eventually you’ll spend time with your kids, only have less of them and they won’t be kids anymore”.
Even before the pandemic, we were worried about climate change and the impacts of the current presidential administration on the world. It feels like if you have a pro-con list for whether or not to have a kid, the con list is just growing.
With the pandemic, it sucks to feel lucky to not have kids. I briefly thought I was pregnant last summer. If I had been, I would have been due in the spring. I kept thinking, “Thank God I’m not pregnant.” It feels irresponsible to ignore the things I thought the world could just figure out.
The baby cult needs to account for the political imbeciles.
I cannot wait to be a mother. People always ask me if my abortion work — I’m an abortion storyteller and on the board of an abortion fund — conflicts with me wanting kids. I’m like, “I do want kids, but on my own terms.” If anything, the pandemic made me realize how important families are to me. I have a mother and brother and sisters, but queer folks, we often have to create our own families.
These articles are a guilty pleasure. The hypocrisy, like “pro-family” libertarians who want abortion clinics AND parental responsibility. Well…. men can be parents? Take responsibility? Men support abortion more than women. It’s a Get out your Gender Role free card.
Spot the r-type.
You can tell the child outcomes before they’re even conceived. They’ll call the kid Moose and it’ll be a Marxist before it’s five.
Nothing about kids is on one’s own terms, the Right really need to contradict this selfish model of parenthood. Both parents must sacrifice for the child.
Despite all of that, it’s wonderful to know there are people working to make sure we have a society where someone like me — someone who is queer and Latinx and lives in Texas — can raise a family.
Exh A of spiteful mutant.
“I can’t have kids so you shouldn’t be able to!”
they reduce the fertility of the in-group (like MGTOW, a psyop aimed at evil white men to stop producing more oppressors). It’s never aimed in the Darwinian way, at the out-group. All hail Bill Gates.