Friday, March 7, 2008

A Short Tirade

HT to Danielle Bean for bringing this article to my attention. It's a long tirade against Angelina Jolie and other stars (and presumably ordinary women) who have large families. It's all a compulsion it turns out. They/we "collect babies" because they/we are really depressed. Oh yeah, and anecdotal evidence (do I have a statistician in the audience?) suggests "that children from large families don't fare as well..." To be fair they do have some opposing comments.

It's 4 pages long, but what got my goat was the phrase "collecting babies." The biggest problem with the world view presented by the article is a lack of understanding about what babies are.

Newsflash! Babies aren't items we can collect or own or even deserve. Babies are... small... young... people. People do not exist to satisfy our needs and wants. They exist to be loved.

1 comment:

Kate in NJ said...

I don't understand why women and men
who do good things (like serve others) are so often thought to be "sick" and why some people still
try to say children from large families are missing out on something. Whatever our family sizes, parents who intend to parent tend to do it well.