“No. If I'm "exhausted/insanely busy/stressed" I'm going to describe myself as such. You don't get to automatically "win" the stressed contest (which is, ahem, *not a contest*) just by virtue of having kids. You don't know what's going on in my life and it may well be more stressful than a calm-ish week of childrearing. That's bullshit, it's condescending, and any friend who pulls that shit on me won't be getting anymore invitations to the parties they're not going to bother going to.”
“We are waaaay more at risk of running out of resources due to overpopulation than we are of dwindling to extinction by not breeding enough. I wouldn't worry.
Not everyone needs kids. Not everyone wants kids. Not everyone should be parents. And that's ok. I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I would loathe and resent motherhood. (And statistically, marriages with children are more likely to end.)”