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It's Very Condescending To Tell A Childless Woman She'd Be A Great Mom

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There are a lot of things I might be good at, such as competitive figure skating, window washing from ten stories up, and being an open heart surgeon. I might also make an excellent Kamikaze pilot—except for the fact that I don't want to learn how to fly and have no interest in taking my own life on behalf of Japan.

Recently I ran into my old friend Rich in line at Target. I was standing there with my industrial sized bags of Skittles and a magazine about doing yoga and eating healthy. I was catching him up on the last year of my life, which went something like: "So, yeah I'm divorced and dating around and I love living alone and I'm working all the time—traveling about every other weekend as well and finishing up my book about being Childfree." For some reason, this prompted him to say, "Aw, come on, Jen Kirkman. You'd be such a good mom!"

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