Boy, do I ever love it when they just come right out and say it.Oh, and fuck your sympathy, you condescending bitchmonster:
I mean, seriously, what is this paragraph even trying to say beyond “please don’t fire me Mr. ‘Femail is a Great Name for a ‘Lifestyles’ section’, I can pimp breeding for white women harder if you want!”
But, more than all the things we want, we actually need our children; they complete us as women, they are our light and our love and our legacy.
Because without that ability to spawn actual human beings with their uteruses (well, about 49 or so % of the time anyways), women would be the useless malfunctioning fleshlights Patriarchal society treats them as, amirite?
We feel desperately sorry for those who yearn for children they cannot have; the unwilling barren, if you will.
Translation: The last time I tried to argue that childless women were soulless abominations, I got my ass deep-roasted in flames from barren conservative women, so this time I’m trying to throw this belated shield up in the hopes of making it more clear that “childless” is just an attempted dog whistle for “those young feministy types that actually want to be treated like full people in the workplace and society” that makes “curtain-twitching patriarchy defender” sound like something halfway appealing in contrast.
How the CHRIST would this nosy skank know if someone is “unwillingly barren” or not? She’d have to ask, I suppose, and in that wheedling busybody tone you get to know so well when you run into one of these members of the mommy cult bent on ferreting out exactly what kind of horrible tragedy you’re having so she can cluck over it with her friends at the next fucking meeting of the Club of Maternal Superiority. I swear to God, I try not to be bitter at people who have children but BITCHES LIKE THIS DO NOT MAKE IT EASY.
The entire thing is just an excuse to hate on young women, using “childless” as a synonym for young. All the disparaging comments about how young women go out and party and come in to work hungover (and let’s not get started on how her only concept of work is Intertrode or something), and are shallow, and don’t value their co-workers or their jobs the way TRUE WOMEN who have given birth do … it’s not even so much hateful from a childless perspective as it is hateful from the perspective of someone who still identifies with a generation that is constantly getting told it is shallow and trivial and fuck you, basically, you don’t know anybody’s life.
Because anybody who doesn’t have children just wants to party all day and all night. Anybody without children has no responsibilities at all, and certainly no family of her own. She has no cares at all and can be as selfish as she pleases! For as much as this woman seems to value the workplace, she might try meeting some people in it. She might discover that the young woman who has no children volunteers for two charities and takes care of an aging parent, instead of partying all night. God forbid anybody younger than 40 lay any claim to being a grown-up, after all. You’re not REALLY an adult until you’ve given birth.
Look. I get you’ve got to come up with reasons why you and only you are superior to all other ladies in the office. Otherwise you’re just living on merit like everybody else, fighting your way through the fucking minefield that is modern work life with men and women, trying to succeed. If you’re not inherently more worthy, how on earth are you expected to survive?
But my understanding of your psychological coping mechanisms ends when you declare that I lack the essential humanity of the virtuous Madonna. Fuck that shit and the diaper bag it carried in with it.