Friday, July 11, 2008

Selfish? Hey, we’re doing it (or rather not doing it) for the planet.

To breed or not to breed?
We're fed up with the absurd ongoing societal disapproval of our decision not to breed, sorry, procreate. With being pitied for our ostensibly unfulfilled, barren lives; with being suspected of turning our backs on what is considered intrinsically life-affirming, natural and Human; and, most unfair and ironic of all, with being labelled selfish.

When really, surely what we deserve are frequent pats on the back and never having to pay for our own drinks.

Because non-conception is hands-down one of the most effective acts an individual can perform to help avert the greatest crisis of our time – make that the greatest crisis of all time: global environmental destruction and the end of our species, never mind all the others. . . .

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6 comments:

Steve & Stepher said...

I KNOW!

We're selfish? Well, I don't see us filling the landfills w/shitty diapers.

Oy vey.

Feh23 said...

As I like to say, my decision to NOT breed really affects only me. Your decision to breed affects everyone.

Plunger Girl said...

AMEN to that.

Anonymous said...

Let's call a spayed a spayed. The proper term is breed.

T'aint PROcreate.

At best 'tis ANTIcreate.

As per those landfills full of merde sausages.


Ecto

Kelsey said...

I have never understood why it is considered selfish. *Having* a kid has an effect on thousands, really indirectly, millions of people. Not having a kid really only effects...you.

Anonymous said...

As far as the asertion that I am selfish for not wanting children, so what? what if I am selfish, if I am only thinking of myself? Who am I really hurting? If someone needed my help, my time, etc. I would and do give to my upmost. I cannot understand how my not having children is impacting anyone but me!