Archive for May 5th, 2011

I am really fucking angry right now.

Okay. This entry is fueled mostly by anger, so bear with me. There will be a LOT of swearing.

Backstory: A few weeks ago, on a forum I frequent, someone posted a comment about how they didn’t understand how anyone could possibly refer to a child as “it”. I responded by stating that I refer to children as “it” sometimes, although never around their parents, because I don’t see them as properly people. Which I realize is a very unpopular view, and it comes not from my firm believe that children don’t deserve to be treated like human beings, but rather the fact that I don’t like small children and don’t want to be anywhere near them for extended periods of time. Look, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with children in general, and I would never presume to tell anyone that their children shouldn’t exist. I DO reserve the right to not be around small children as much as possible, though! Because I DON’T LIKE CHILDREN.

Until they’re old enough to hold a semi-decent conversation, I don’t have any interest in kids. It is a simple fact of my existence. I also don’t like NASCAR, but you don’t see me telling racing fans they should burn their tracks down!

So when some random woman responds to my comment (NOT the original poster) to tell me that the fact that I don’t see children as properly people “sickens” her, and it so happens that I am exhausted from work, have a headache, am hungry and also PMSing, and the word “sickens” gives me a visceral gut reaction, my response was to inform her that I am sickened by people who continue to reproduce at a reckless rate despite overpopulation, and if I ran things everyone would be on mandatory birth control with only 10% of the population allowed to breed (chosen by LOTTERY so it’s entirely random), well, I don’t claim that as my proudest moment.

But when said woman proceeds to respond with a comment that is clearly saying “well, if you’re concerned about overpopulation, GO KILL YOURSELF” (especially since I suffer from depression AND have contemplated suicide in the past), I don’t think I’m out of line in being REALLY FUCKING UPSET BY THAT.

First off, WHAT THE FUCK?! Why does anyone EVER think it’s okay to tell ANYONE to kill themselves?! THAT IS REALLY NOT OKAY. NO MATTER WHAT. And even MORE so if they have any fucking history of depression or suicidal thoughts! REALLY FUCKING NOT OKAY.

Secondly, why the fuck does being childfree mean that I am a fucking evil person? I can totally understand not agreeing with me, because OBVIOUSLY I don’t agree with people who have tons of kids. But treating me like I’m a fucking terrorist just because I don’t like children is just RIDICULOUS.

And then, of course, this person flounces from the forum. Which, what the fuck ever. Except for the comment she made about how the forum had become “anti-child”. Are you fucking kidding me? It, like 90% of the internet and the WORLD, is not only child-friendly but CHILD-OBSESSED. People talk about sanitizing everything so it’s safe for the children (which is entirely a different post). Because me and like TWO OTHER PEOPLE made a grand total of TEN POSTS where we state we don’t love kids, OMG IT’S ANTI-CHILD WE MUST ALL PANIC.

I just, JESUS CHRIST. I didn’t tell you I wanted to kill your children, or molest them! I just said I don’t like kids! HOW IS THAT A FUCKING CRIME?!

… Yeah. I am obviously still upset about this.

Footnote: I would never, EVER tell any person I know that their kids shouldn’t exist. As soon as a mother chooses to have a child, then that child has a right to exist, PERIOD. I wish that people would stop having so many kids, but it’s not my call. That doesn’t mean I’m going to magically start loving small children. It doesn’t mean I’m going to change my mind. IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ME TO HAVE THIS OPINION AND STILL ENJOY THE COMPANY OF CERTAIN OLDER CHILDREN.

Yeah. Time for bed.


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