ot. no more babies?

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on September 14, 2020 - 6:19pm

one of my friend's kids told me there was no way in hell under any circumstances she would ever have kids. She was saying this in a way that kind of persuaded me. Her view is that we are all fucked, it's going down in herlifetime, that there's no way any sane person would bring a kid into the shitstorm we've created.

I'd chalk this up to the musings of a young adult, not dissimilar to mine in substance when I was young, but perhaps a bit more insistent in intentsity and commitment. i read this is a bit of a trend among the young uns.

are they going to snap out of it and breed like humans tend to do, and continue to buy houses and washing machines and such, or will a giant chunk of the youth opt out of the dna spreading game?

personally, I kind of see their side, especially with the poor air quality lately, but the urge to procreate is strong...

Submitted by barnaby33 on September 14, 2020 - 7:58pm.

Any 20 something woman should be taken with more than a grain of salt when she says, "no babies." If she's 35 and says that, then I'd take her seriously.

That being said the trend is for less kids and less of us to have them. I mean even Latinos are having less kids and they were/are the engine of population growth in CA.

Submitted by spdrun on September 15, 2020 - 8:29am.

We should have a one-child policy here in the US, enforced through lack of any tax breaks beyond child #1. Enough to satisfy people's psychological needs, but also doing our part to depopulate the planet to sustainable levels. Georgia Guidestones are right ... goal should be 500 million.

Submitted by an on September 15, 2020 - 10:03am.

She's self selecting to remove herself from the gene pool.

Submitted by sunny88 on September 15, 2020 - 9:12pm.

Controversy has long surrounded China's one-child policy, not only because it was a radical intervention by government in the reproductive lives of citizens but also because of how it was enforced and because of some of its unintended consequences. Although some enforcement methods were mild, such as providing contraceptives and offering incentives for compliance, millions of Chinese had to endure stricter methods, such as forced sterilizations and forced abortions. Long-term unintended consequences of the policy included a decline in the number of females in China (in 2016 there were 33.59 million more men than women), a population that was aging too rapidly, and a shrinking workforce.

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