This article is from last year’s Globe and Mail (Friday, but still, last year). It’s sad that someone with a mere four kids would have to endure such rude commentary.
People asked, “Did you do fertility treatments?” When I said no, one person responded with, “So, this was on purpose?” Another man educated me on my carbon footprint: “Your overactive uterus is causing overpopulation.”
I feel annoyed on behalf of my friends who have families of four, or double that (or more than double that). I know they endure A LOT–of derision, snide remarks, and hostility. This article gives you a mere taste.
Amazing to think this is where we’ve landed: women were once outcasts for being “barren” and now they are outcasts for having kids. Will there never be a happy medium? Sigh.by