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Good News! Feminist @sondosia ‘Probably Won’t Be Having Children’

Posted on | July 30, 2016 | 46 Comments

 

In case you have forgotten atheist feminist Miriam Mogilevsky (@sondosia on Twitter), she is the “queer, gay, femme . . . homoflexible . . . lesbian with exceptions” who is “on the asexual spectrum somewhere” and does not “experience primary sexual attraction.” Ms. Mogilevsky’s confusing welter of identities is typical of Third Wave feminists, who are in favor of every kind of sexuality except normal sexuality.

Did I mention she’s into “polyamory”? That’s what we used to call “screwing around,” but when intellectuals screw around, they need a fact word for it, to make it sound clever. But I digress . . .

Ms. Mogilevsky recently shared some good news with her blog readers — she has decided against spawning any little weirdos:

When I say that I probably won’t be having children, people tend to assume that I’m firmly against the idea of it, that I hate the thought of having children, or even that I hate children themselves.
None of those is true, especially not the last one.
I’m ambivalent about having children. There are some things that make me want to–I love children, I think I’d be a good parent, I like the idea of raising kids who will become the kind of people we need more of in the world. . . .

(Is there a weirdo shortage?)

I think I would find many aspects of parenting enjoyable. I think it would change my opinions and worldview in interesting ways.
But I also have reasons for not wanting to have children, and there are more of those and they are more emotionally salient. I don’t think I could mentally handle such demands on my time and energy, on my very body itself. I don’t want to give up all that brainspace that was previously spent on friends, work, writing, and other stuff and instead spend it on feeding schedules, shopping lists, doctor visits, and all the many, many other forms of emotional labor mothers have to do. . . . I don’t want to slow or damage my career. I don’t want to stop having sex, or be forced to have it in secrecy and silence. . . .

(How much sex does someone “on the asexual spectrum somewhere” who does not “experience primary sexual attraction” have anyway?)

I don’t expect to have enough resources and social support to make parenting financially and emotionally sustainable, not even with one co-parent. (Raising children in a large polyamorous household would be a different story, but one unlikely to happen in this society.) I am wildly terrified of pregnancy and childbirth and literally any medical procedure, so the only options for me are adoption or co-parenting with a partner who already has children. . . .

(America, keep your children far away from Miriam Mogilevsky!)

Those are just a few of my personal issues with having children. And sure, I recognize that most of these are not inevitable, that in a different society with proper support for parents (especially mothers), none of this would have to be the case. But if I have children, I have to have children in the society we have now, or the society we have in ten years when I’ll be in a position to have children. I don’t get to have children inside my own hypothetical science fiction novel with widespread democratic socialism and polyamorous communes and super advanced reproductive technology that instantly teleports a fetus out of my womb and into an incubator where it will develop for the next nine months. . . .

OK, enough — read the rest of that crazy stuff, if you want. Strange as it may seem, my 23-year-old son and his wife already have two sons, and somehow manage to mentally handle the demands. Meanwhile Miriam Mogilevsky, a 25-year-old alumna of elite Northwestern University with a master’s degree from Columbia University, is so “terrified of pregnancy and childbirth” that she would require a democratic socialist state with “super advanced reproductive technology” even to consider motherhood as a possibility. Why is it that, despite her (allegedly) superior intelligence, Ms. Mogilevsky is such a psychiatric casualty that she could not cope with the ordinary tasks of normal human life?

Never mind. Another feminist heading toward the Darwinian Dead End — manifestly unfit for survival, she subtracts her defective DNA from the future — and all we can say is, “Bon voyage, Crazy Cat Lady!”

Liberalism must ultimately result in the extinction of liberals.




 

Comments

  • jolly green

    Feminism is clearly one of the reasons for the decline of the white middle class population, and why it will be taken over by more traditional Hispanic, and Islamic cultures in Europe and the United States. Just recently read that feminist utopia Sweden is experiencing a birth crisis among its native population, and if you know anything about radical feminists its clear that’s the reason why. Swedish men are afraid to approach women at all, and can be probably be charged with harassment for simply approaching a woman in public. Is it the plan of globalists to use feminism to hurt the white middle class, and replace them with immigrant workers and voters? I’m beginning to think so, and the hashtag #whitegenocide just might be reality?

  • http://pushingrubberdownhill.com/ Adam

    Ground Zero rule regarding women and whether they wish to have children or not – they are free to completely change their mind on this issue with absolutely no regard for their previous viewpoints as often as they wish.

    So I would take this declaration with a grain of salt. Unfortunately.

  • Daniel Freeman

    You know, it used to be that once a woman decided to have kids, that was it. No takebacks. And maybe in that social milieu, Ms. Mogilevsky would’ve had kids; but now I think that even if she changed her mind, she would probably change it again before it was too late to off her would-be offspring.

  • BSR

    It troubles me when I hear or read a woman talking about how pregnancy and childbirth terrifies them as one of the many lame excuses not to have children. It used to be that women had broad, generational support networks that were there in support of a young mother going through those intense and physically difficult parts of having a child. Instead of traditional support networks that would encourage and offer meaningful (and realistic) expectations about motherhood and childbirth, women are instead encouraged to embrace their careers as if this is somehow a replacement for the fulfillment and joys of a family. These women don’t seem to understand that the trials and intensity of labor and those 9 months of pregnancy are a fleeting thing in comparison to the rewards of having strong family bonds and the joys of raising children.

    A huge chunk of the populace seems to have forgotten that young people need to be encouraged to have babies and take that scary step toward true maturity (becoming parents themselves). It’s a very vital part of that cycle of life and development that people like Ms. Mogilevsky will never reach because they have rejected it in favor of more money, more partying, more sex (ultimately more childishness).

    What is scarier than that is that once enough people reject parenthood, then society no longer has to support families or parents (after all they then become a minority) and then parenthood becomes a mandatory, institutionalized thing because we all know a society cannot continue into the future without babies.

  • Jack

    I find all the talk of co-parenting and polyamorous households to be seriously creepy. Like if a feminist ever acknowledges biological fatherhood or gives the concept any legitimacy at all her head will explode.

  • https://youtu.be/h82D5ZvcALM CrustyB

    She’s “homoflexible?” That means she has wider variety of STDs than other weird sexual deviants.

  • Art Deco

    Good news would be for this former drum majorette to regain her bearings. She tries on ‘identities’ the way normal women try on clothes. I don’t think fancy private universities have a salutary effect on their charges. Ever.

    In addition to the worry she must cause them, her childlessness is not good news for her mother and father back in Ohio. She has no siblings; she’s all they have.

  • http://o.com CaptDMO

    I see things like “Overpopulation is a myth”.
    Two things come immediately to mind.
    “Idiocracy” , and “The Trouble With Tribbles”
    Of course, OTOH, there’s “Zardoz”, and “Road Warrior”

  • http://o.com CaptDMO

    Well, …ever notice that Feminist SJW’s seem repulsed by the song “Indian Love Call”?
    Even presumptive conquerors from Mars had the courtesy to contain ‘splodie heads in their own personal environment bubbles.
    Alas, “…and women are from Venus”
    OK, OK, I’m old.

  • robertstacymccain

    “In addition to the worry she must cause them, her childlessness is not good news for her mother and father back in Ohio. She has no siblings; she’s all they have.”

    This is the fundamental problem of what I have called “the American microfamily.” The typical upper-middle-class suburban household — the McMansion on the cul-de-sac — is seldom home to more than 1 or 2 children. Their parents are usually older. It is among the affluent that one finds the 34-year-old first-time mom. The offspring of the American microfamily are typically overindulged and grow up thinking of themselves as the center of the universe. This spoiled, selfish mentality — Special Snowflake syndrome — makes it much less likely such a child will grow up to have children themselves.

    The microfamily lifestyle is, for obvious reasons, a very risky reproductive strategy. To have only one or two children and invest in them your hope of someday becoming a grandparent — well, as Miri Mogilevsky proves, this is unwise.

  • robertstacymccain

    The irony — which I have noted before — is that atheists like Miriam Mogilevsky are devotees of Darwinism and yet, despite their worshipful adherence to the doctrine of “survival of the fittest,” are generally abject failures in terms of procreation.

  • Art Deco

    I think her parents are immigrants, or at least her father is (from Russia, IIRC), and in technical occupations (IT or engineering, mother and father).

    They could very well have had fertility problems.

    There’s a knack for raising an only child. Some people have it and some do not.

    Again, she was a drum majorette in high school. She was a capable enough student to gain admittance to private research universities. This is occult internal problems colliding with our horrendous higher education racket (or it’s some young girl zigging when she ought to zag).

    She strikes me as a young woman not reconciled to her own ordinariness. These identities are decorations.

  • DeadMessenger

    And procreation is such an easy thing, too. It’s almost as if there were some sort of…I don’t know…Intelligent Designer or Creator or something, who made us able to do it easily and to not only “handle the demands,” but to enjoy them.

  • Finrod Felagund

    I’ve known people who were offended at polyamory– because it mixes Greek and Latin roots. They suggested multiamory or polyfidelity instead.

  • BSR

    I think people look at poorer countries and come up with false conclusions. Even if there was an overpopulation problem that does not imply that the people of the developed world should not reproduce at all. A candid look at the situation (and lower-than-replacement birth rates in Europe) might instead indicate that Westerners are not part of the problem.

  • Adobe_Walls

    How do they feel about ”irregardless”.

  • TheOtherAndrewB

    I could never be a progressive for many reasons, but chief among them is that I could never keep up with the labels. How one can be simultaneously asexual and polyamorous is more than my mind, soul or dictionary could handle. I believe a more precise term for her condition would be “messed up, scared and horny”, but then that may be why I’m a conservative.

  • http://banterloud.com/ armenia4ever

    Good. The best way to beat the feminist ilk and that part of the population that really REALLY supports abortion is to encourage them to have said abortions.

    Meanwhile the rest of us will have kids and make sure they aren’t indoctrinated by public schools or tumblr like college campuses. Demographics matter. Eventually, we will outbreed them.

    My wife is 20 and we already have one kid with another on the way. The sweet revenge of multi-generational warfare returned in kind on feminsts – the demographic one.

  • Quartermaster

    They prolly run for their safe space.

  • Matthew W

    “Probably won’t be having children.” I would think that wouldn’t be a choice for her as I doubt any man would be able to get an erection near her.
    Yes, I am being old school in my thinking of how babies are made and know that she could go with the turkey baster method.

  • Matthew W

    BUT !!!
    The feminist species is not born, it is created at liberal colleges.

  • BooBoo75

    This is excellent news for the human race!! This is the kind of delicious irony I love.

    Side note – the level of navel gazing is astounding though not unexpected. I especially love where she explains why she wrote the article about herself and not about having children in general. I mean it is just so obvious that the world NEEDS to read a grandiloquent treatise on why she IN PARTICULAR won’t be having children. Forget writing a philosophical essay critiquing arguments on the moral obligation of each person to contribute to human continuity… Boring and much to abstract… What we really needed was a personal account filled with tedious minutiae.. this is vital world changing, paradigm shifting stuff don’t you know…

  • BooBoo75

    Ahhhh.. The world needs less intellectually confused, mentally ill misfits reproducing that’s for sure. 🙂

  • BooBoo75

    Can’t help myself… I also love the irony of these self proclaimed superior progressives and their endless clamor to identify with various psychiatric illnesses in some sort of upside down signaling game where weakness and frailty are virtues. It’s fucking hilarious.

  • Daniel Freeman

    Statistically, the safest place for a kid is with her bio dad. If they acknowledged stranger danger, then not only would it make their weird obsession with the gender pay gap impossible to resolve, but they would also have to confront the anti-scientific nature of the anti-dad bias of family court.

  • Daniel Freeman

    This really tragic story shows the intersection of the Western microfamily, rape lie culture, and white suicide epidemic.

  • Daniel Freeman

    Oh, but we are [part of the problem], if you count our charity work in Africa (and I do). What happens when their population booms beyond our current charity levels? What will happen when our charity drops because of a domestic economic crisis?

    Different people have different abilities to anticipate and wait. Some have lower IQs and higher time preferences than others, and I think that our foreign aid is selfish and cruel — giving ourselves goodfeelz, while setting them up for future suffering.

    Giving them a leg up on increasing their own productive capacity is fine, like the kind of stuff that Mercy Corps does, as they focus on making self-sustaining change. And I’m sure there are others with a similar philosophy; but a lot of charity work is not that smart.

  • Daniel Freeman

    If they don’t have a problem with mixing Greek and Latin lovers, they shouldn’t have a problem with merely grammatical miscegenation.

  • RS

    So, is setting herself up as some éminence grise of parenting? It seems she believes that if all the–in her mind–negative aspects of rearing children could be eliminated by outsourcing them to someone else, she could just swoop in at college graduation and assume the role of beloved matriarch. The fact is, it is dealing with and overcoming the difficulties of parenting which make it worthwhile and provide exactly those benefits which she believes she would give up, were she to become a mother.

  • Steve Skubinna

    I knew pedants who were upset at the Intel Pentium. It mixed a Greek prefix and a Latin suffix!

  • Steve Skubinna

    So, to distill all of her reasons not to have children:

    She’s too selfish.

    Sound about right?

  • Steve Skubinna

    No big deal about Swedish men fearing to approach the women.

    The Muslim immigrants have no such inhibitions.

  • Steve White

    Jonah Goldberg pointed this out some time ago: the prototypical Italian family dinner with 30 people from 4 generations gathered around the table is gone. In its place is the modern Italian family dinner with 3 people: mom, dad, one child, and no grandchildren.

    The demographers have a saying: the future belongs to those who show up.

  • Steve White

    She strikes me as a young woman not reconciled to her own ordinariness.

    I think that’s it, and it’s true for the rest of the snowflakes. 99% of us are ordinary. When we’re gone we’ll be remembered by a relative handful of people for two generations (provided somebody has procreated) and that’s it. That’s humanity. The snowflakes, deep down, get this and are very much perturbed by the implications: that they’re NOT special after all.

  • robertstacymccain

    What strikes me about this is how anything which is difficult is seen as somehow oppressive.

    College education is not free, and you owe money for your student loans — you’re a victim! You have to go to work to pay the bills — you’re oppressed! And motherhood involves risks and responsibilities — it’s patriarchal slavery!

    What pathetic weaklings these people are.

  • robertstacymccain

    “How one can be simultaneously asexual and polyamorous is more than my mind, soul or dictionary could handle.”

    She is a living oxymoron.

  • http://o.com CaptDMO

    SEE:Idiocracy
    First 5 minutes.

  • http://o.com CaptDMO

    I think the era of the Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving dinner (Freedom from Want) has passed as well.
    But then, ask any American under 65 what “the four freedoms” are.
    (Or Norman Rockwell for THAT matter)

  • http://o.com CaptDMO

    “College education is not free…”
    Sure it is. In fact, an education FAR SUPERIOR to college is free.
    Attainable in one’s spare time from “work”.
    It’s the Certificate of Attendance, inexplicably culminating with so-called “accredited credentials”, that cost SOMEBODY so much.
    OTOH, there’s the Nobel “Prize”, Emmy, Oscar, Grammy, ad nauseam , nominations, that somehow entitle one’s “ideas” on solving our Nation’s, and our planet’s, pressing issues, to “serious consideration” by (fill in poll of convoluted demographic , scientifically surveyed, here)

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  • jolly green

    Right, birth rate will explode in another few years due to mass rape, and hate speech laws designed to stop common sense Swedes from speaking out against Muslims.

  • Quartermaster

    That’s pretty much feminism distilled as well.

  • Quartermaster

    You’re obviously one of those wing nuts that hate Science! or something.

  • Quartermaster

    My oldest daughter liked to embellish her background when she was in early junior high so as to make it appear she was some sort of really special person. When I heard about it, I took her aside and jerked a knot in her tail and told her to drop it.

    I’m sure @sondosia was doing something in school along the same lines and it never got dealt with. Now she’s just another maladjusted adult. A typical leftist.

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