ecto_gammat: (Jurassic Park - Not Fun)
Sabotaging birth control methods (be it condoms, pills, the patch, the ring, what have you) is nothing to fucking joke about. Especially when it happens every. single. day. Seriously. Google "reproductive coercion" sometime.

I had someone make this "joke" to me the other day. If I hadn't been at work and able to safely walk away, I would have a broken hand right now. I take my bodily autonomy very seriously. Do NOT fuck with me on this. You will lose.

Not to mention that I need hormonal birth control for medical reasons. Medical. Reasons. As in I need to take these pills to function. And you think my partner and I will "have cute children", so you're willing to find where I live and "switch my pills for sugar tablets"? You're already on my shit list for other wirechewing comments; way to dig yourself even deeper.

Don't disrespect me and my body with your snide little "jokes". Because they are not fucking funny.

And if I see anyone on my lists make these jokes? You're gone.
ecto_gammat: (Jurassic Park - Not Fun)
Sabotaging birth control methods (be it condoms, pills, the patch, the ring, what have you) is nothing to fucking joke about. Especially when it happens every. single. day. Seriously. Google "reproductive coercion" sometime.

I had someone make this "joke" to me the other day. If I hadn't been at work and able to safely walk away, I would have a broken hand right now. I take my bodily autonomy very seriously. Do NOT fuck with me on this. You will lose.

Not to mention that I need hormonal birth control for medical reasons. Medical. Reasons. As in I need to take these pills to function. And you think my partner and I will "have cute children", so you're willing to find where I live and "switch my pills for sugar tablets"? You're already on my shit list for other wirechewing comments; way to dig yourself even deeper.

Don't disrespect me and my body with your snide little "jokes". Because they are not fucking funny.

And if I see anyone on my lists make these jokes? You're gone.
ecto_gammat: ([gits] ensnare the violent)
(I haven't written a real entry in a while, so, dear F-List, you're in for a doozy)
I'll say this now, out loud (well, written down), for the first time:

I. DO NOT. WANT CHILDREN.

I do not want to reproduce. I do not want to adopt. I do not want to foster. I do not want anything to do with children of my own.

Oh hell yeah, I'll be the most awesome Auntie out there. I want to be the one that they can feel that they can call if they get too drunk at a party and do the responsible thing to not drive home (because, yes, that will happen). I'll let them sleep it off on my couch or drop them off home. I'll listen, I might babysit, I might even spoil them rotten.

But I know that I have no maternal instincts. I don't know how to conduct myself around kids. I was the youngest in my family for thirteen years, before my little cousin came along. She was the youngest in the family for almost as long, until my other little cousins were born. I adore them all, but I rarely see two of them. And even when I do, I have no idea what to do. I've got no maternal instincts.

And to be honest, for the longest time, reproduction hasn't been in my plans. I remember when I was 5, after seeing a very pregnant woman in the grocery store (she could have given birth right there in the lobster tank, she was that ready to go), and me, just having learned "where babies come from", declaring that I didn't want a baby. If I had a baby, it would be cut out of my tummy (for my limited vocabulary couldn't handle cesarian section). My mom thought this was thoroughly amusing, and had me tell my dad. They both got a good laugh out of it, apparently.

I'm preparing myself for the onslaught of Bingoing that is sure to come my way. I'm keeping a running Bingo card on my computer (along with a PUG Bingo, but that's another story =P) Under the cut are some of the typical Bingos. I've got answers to many of them, but one bothers me the most. See if you can guess which.

B-I-N-G-O )

How is my not wanting kids selfish? Explain that to me, because I don't get it. And why do people get so offended when I mention that I don't want kids? It's not a personal attack on you, so don't attack my choice.
ecto_gammat: (Sailor Moon - ChibiUsa Punt)
(I haven't written a real entry in a while, so, dear F-List, you're in for a doozy)
I'll say this now, out loud (well, written down), for the first time:

I. DO NOT. WANT CHILDREN.

I do not want to reproduce. I do not want to adopt. I do not want to foster. I do not want anything to do with children of my own.

Oh hell yeah, I'll be the most awesome Auntie out there. I want to be the one that they can feel that they can call if they get too drunk at a party and do the responsible thing to not drive home (because, yes, that will happen). I'll let them sleep it off on my couch or drop them off home. I'll listen, I might babysit, I might even spoil them rotten.

But I know that I have no maternal instincts. I don't know how to conduct myself around kids. I was the youngest in my family for thirteen years, before my little cousin came along. She was the youngest in the family for almost as long, until my other little cousins were born. I adore them all, but I rarely see two of them. And even when I do, I have no idea what to do. I've got no maternal instincts.

And to be honest, for the longest time, reproduction hasn't been in my plans. I remember when I was 5, after seeing a very pregnant woman in the grocery store (she could have given birth right there in the lobster tank, she was that ready to go), and me, just having learned "where babies come from", declaring that I didn't want a baby. If I had a baby, it would be cut out of my tummy (for my limited vocabulary couldn't handle cesarian section). My mom thought this was thoroughly amusing, and had me tell my dad. They both got a good laugh out of it, apparently.

I'm preparing myself for the onslaught of Bingoing that is sure to come my way. I'm keeping a running Bingo card on my computer (along with a PUG Bingo, but that's another story =P) Under the cut are some of the typical Bingos. I've got answers to many of them, but one bothers me the most. See if you can guess which.

B-I-N-G-O )

How is my not wanting kids selfish? Explain that to me, because I don't get it. And why do people get so offended when I mention that I don't want kids? It's not a personal attack on you, so don't attack my choice.

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