Recently on Fox and Friends, you said of women who choose not to have children, “Having children means less time for vacations and spin class, where the real meaning in life resides, right? I mean, have you seen anything more selfish, decadent, and stupid?”
I have, Tucker Carlson, but I have never personally witnessed such a public display of cowardice as your insulting address to millions of women around the country, which you delivered knowing full well they would never have the opportunity to respond to you directly (you no doubt lack the fortitude to address even one of us in person).
I got lucky and was able to respond on TV a few days ago. A local station, so you’ll probably never see it, but it was gratifying nonetheless.
That reply, along with an explanation of how messages like yours add undue pressure to young women, women’s reasons for not having children, and why this is an important (and not simply “trendy”) subject were the focus of a recent interview (Sat., Aug. 17) I was fortunate to be granted. (Look for another interview on local NBC affiliate NBC Connecticut coming up Sunday, Sept. 8).
I hope you find your spine. If you do, maybe you’ll tell me in person, or any other childfree woman you can find who would be willing to sit in the same room with you, that we are selfish, decadent, and stupid.
But I won’t hold my breath.
(Watch the interview below, taped Aug. 17, 2013. One question I wasn’t prepared for: “What if you got pregnant?”)