The birth strike movement has arrived!

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  1. Marso

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    Birth strike movement.

    Bottom line: a bunch of broads in the UK who nobody would probably want to marry or mate with in the first place have sworn off having kids, because climate change is going to kill us all.

    This may the be best thing for natural selection that homo-sapiens have seen in quite an age. I approve! :yes2:
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  2. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Alex, I'll take shit nobody cares about.
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    Awesome! Darwin is overworked anyway. We may lose some entertainment but if they want to nip their genetic future in the bud, let them have at it!
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    Very sad. I don't understand how people can not like having children. Amy and I always wanted three but we could only have one.
  5. Spaceturkey

    Spaceturkey Drink Me!

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    that's incredibly socially responsible of you... and I don't mean that personally.
    the world population has doubled in Gen X's life times and octopulled since 1900, lending no small impact to many of the inequities we face.
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    Did you read this while taking a break from furiously masturbating over the Christchurch massacre? :chris:
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  7. Dayton3

    Dayton3 Wonderful, Loving Husband & Father

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    I consider human life for the most part to be an asset and not a liability. And I don't consider "inequities" or "inequality" to be a big deal.
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    so people not breeding gives you a meltdown. You are one sensitive special little snowflake.
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  9. Tuttle

    Tuttle Khaaaaaaaaaaann !!!

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    "Birth strike," huh?

    The English language is such a tricky thing. In America we already named this group "incels" and "fugly" depending on the gender.

    [I don't read Leftist science journals so just guessing, but there might be a third group fugly incel.]

    Next step: repeal of the enforced monogamy rule of social norms. First civilization to get there wins. Time to join the Mormons?
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  10. Bickendan

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    PM me your address and I'll send the missionaries over. They'll probably get a meal out it :bergman:
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    FFS why can't you just make a post which doesn't just start good but keeps it up to the end?
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    Forced monogamy?

    Clearly I missed the memo....
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    Tuttle Khaaaaaaaaaaann !!!

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    My error, sorry; should've been "enforced" not forced.

    It's also sometimes known as "Earth."
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    Christians are trying to twist the meaning of "forced monogamy", from what it means, rape slavery, to "we strongly peer pressure you to straight-marry".
    Why?
    They're evil and stupid.
    Haven't you been paying attention?
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    Actually I was aiming intellectually far lower, commenting more on my own life choices :)
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    I’m against this. If you’re smart enough to consider doing this in the first place, you’re probably someone whose kids would be a net benefit to humanity and the planet.
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    I don't recall getting an answer, coward.

    Come on. Revel in the Muslamic bloodshed. Rant about 9/11. It's what we're all expecting anyway. :shrug:
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    That's because despite how much you fucked up, you had family that could float you (and did for stretches as long as two years you were out of work). Most of us didn't have that.
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    Some people just don't want kids. They're a huge responsibility and I understand not wanting or feeling that you can't take it on. I want kids but feel that I shouldn't because I have depression and anxiety, so I worry about ruining any potential child's life.
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  21. Spaceturkey

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    exactly.
    I mean, I'm great with the little ankle biters and have been told a hundred times how I'd have been a great dad.
    Thing is, I'm also not the most responsible human being, and I've got a shit ton of baggage that I was still working through during the child raising years. I would've made a terrible father.

    Add that to my opinion that we humans have been multiplying at an alarming rater these last 150 years, I think I made the right choice.
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    Overpopulation doesn't bother me because that isn't a real issue. The UN has looked into this, we'll peak fairly soon. But all industrialized countries have a drop in birthrates as access to birth control becomes available and couples generally have one or two kids. More countries are becoming industrialized and we should want all of them to do so. Then the population will become stable worldwide and lower a bit. There will be more educated people advancing the species and we will all be better off. Something we'll need because climate change is going to do a number to the planet and we'll all need to work together. But we'll never reach a population of 12 billion. Overpopulation is really a myth based on bad research from the 70s.

    Here's a video explaining it fairly simply and using cute cartoon birds.
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    I don't want kids and seeing society is moving along quite fine without my breeding there is no need for me to take on that responsibility on some idea that it might improve my life. There does not even need to be anxiety with it.
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    This is the best bit of the article.....

    Why do 'right leaning critics' even care about a tiny group (90 people), on a different continent who have come up with this idea? Its not even big enough to be a fringe movement.

    #fakenews
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  26. Marso

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    Because they don't appreciate Darwin. :bergman:
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    Depression & anxiety? Then hell, you have a leg up already! It usually takes a bratty kid or two to get that. :lol: Seriously, nobody...and I mean NOBODY is ever 100 percent "on their game" in every area of their physical or mental health. Your issues in and of themselves won't ruin a child's life, your overall attitude is the main factor affecting your child's development. Even then two kids can be raised exactly the same but turn out completely differently. :shrug:

    Interesting though my son is almost 30 and his friends & peers range a few years younger & older than him, most male but some female, some professionals and some without even a GED.
    Only one of them has sired children so far. As far as I know not having kids and not marrying until later in life (or not at all) is becoming increasingly common across the US and much of western Europe.

    IMHO it's always better to err on not having kids than to have them and then find out parenting is not for you. It does take a lot of commitment & dedication. I wouldn't want to tackle it for the first time at my age (days from 57) that's for sure! :damnkids:
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    Brave Brave sir dayton
    sir Dayton ran away
    brave brave sir Dayton.
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    What's wrong with that?
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    I'm 33 and only one friend of mine from HS has popped some spawn. She was big into the rave scene, so it's a minor miracle that she was 24 when she first got pregnant (or likely, first time that it took :borg: )