Thursday, November 03, 2011

The craving for a baby that drives women to the ultimate deception

Mail Online
Of course, not every woman in my position would resort to extreme measures. But I do believe that any man who moves in with a woman in her late 30s or early 40s should take it as read that she will want to use them to procreate, by fair means or foul, no matter how much she protests otherwise.

A 2001 survey revealed that 42 per cent of women would lie about using contraception in order to get pregnant in spite of their partners’ wishes.
I'd comment, but I am dumbstruck by horror.
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sara star said...

The daily mail is a joke newspaper. I wouldn't trust anything I read there.

Its like using the Onion as a news source.

Temujin said...

I agree with Sara Star. The Daily Mail editorial position is pretty over-the-top in terms of thinking women should stay at home, be mothers, not have careers, and absolutely have to have babies in order to be happy. People in Britain call it the "Daily Fail."

It's basically the journalistic flagship for pronatalism and domesticity.

As for birth control deception, there is no excuse for that level of manipulation. However, without excusing any of it, a man still needs to take responsibility for the risk of unwanted (by him) pregnancy. Putting all your reproductive choices into someone else's hands is just asking for trouble. Those men deserve better, but they are still partly responsible.

Get a flippin' vasectomy or wear a condom, guys. (Or do more of that non-procreative sexual activity. Interesting that once again “sex” in the Daily Mail strictly means the kind of sex that results in pregnancy. There are other kinds….)