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bloodrose wrote

What is your praxis for this belief? Have you considered educating women about the negative effects of childbirth? I feel we massively under-educate women on what having children will do to their bodies. I had kids intentionally. However, had I realized how common gestational diabetes was, I likely would have chosen not to. It's the main factor in not having a second (I had gestational diabetes once, getting is gambling too hard that I'll keep diabetes post-birth and will literally lose 10 years of life expectancy). I have permanent carpal tunnel now thanks to pregnancy. No one said "hey, getting and keeping carpal tunnel is super common when you have kids." None of the "what to expect when you're expecting" shit had it either, by the way.

I constantly tell women how awful my pregnancy was and how permanent parts of it are now. I also make sure to tell women who tell me they are trying to have kids how traumatizing and terrible childbirth is. Because I don't want women to be tricked into being baby machines by our culture the way I was. Don't get me wrong, my daughter's a bad-ass and I would fight anyone who tried to take her from me; I just know I would've made other choices had I been better informed, and so I try to pass on my knowledge when I can.

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Cheeks wrote

A lot of people don't plan to have kids.... People have sex, it happens. Your view is limited though is relative to my own. But not definitive.

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ziq wrote (edited )

http://vhemt.org/ was my first introduction to formal anarchism.

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ziq wrote (edited )

before I read about anarchism, I was already an anarchist, but just didn't have a word for it. formal anarchism would be what you are after reading about anarchist theory and putting words to your instincts.

I said extinction rebellion by accident. I meant http://vhemt.org/

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mofongo wrote

😨😡

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mofongo wrote

Half joking there, I understand where you're coming from and I agree to a certain extend, yet my partner and I planned to have kids, we didn't plan to have twins though.

They are the cutest little things.

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