Officially tired of the typical childfree conversation.

I keep seeing the same things over and over again in conversations about the childfree. And over and over. And maybe it’s because I’m writing essentially the same articles for work this year that I wrote last year that I have little to no patience for repeats. Or maybe I’m really just tired of the direction these talks are going. Continue reading “Officially tired of the typical childfree conversation.”

A message to Tucker Carlson and a new TV interview

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Dear Tucker,

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?”

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“We need more smart / educated women having babies.”

Guardian writer Sadhbh Walshe takes issue in her recent article, “Should we care that smart women aren’t having kids?,”with research conducted by psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa, whose “ultimate conclusion” in his book The Intelligence Paradox, she says, is that

intelligent women’s failure to reproduce is bad for them because they are flying in the face of their biological destiny and it’s also bad for society because fewer intelligent moms means fewer intelligent kids and that may have drastic implications for the nationwide IQ.

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Star Parker defines marriage

In a November 26 opinion piece,” Urban Cure founder Star Parker (whose website says she’s running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 37th Congressional District in Los Angeles County, Ca.) writes:

One significant development in the recent election was that voters in four states approved same-sex marriage initiatives. Until now, all previous state referendums to approve same-sex marriage — 32 of them — failed.

The Wall Street Journal editorial page — where conservatives usually turn to for intellectual capital — saw this as cause for celebration.

According to the Journal, marriage definition should come from voters, not from court orders. Continue reading “Star Parker defines marriage”