Sorry to ruin your Saturday, but this article got me all riled up and I had to share.
Former politician Mark Latham has accused the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, of lacking empathy because she is childless-by-choice. He says:
“I think having children is the great loving experience of any lifetime. And by definition you haven’t got as much love in your life if you make that particular choice. […] Anyone who chooses a life without children, as Gillard has, cannot have much love in them.”
This kind of narrow-minded thinking makes me sick, and I see it over and over. How does making a conscious, intelligent decision to not bring children into the world equate to an inability to love?
Mr. Latham’s ignorant assertion that “Anyone who chooses a life without children cannot have much love in them” implies that everyone who has children must be full of love.
So here’s a quick list of some recent news articles:
Chicago Tribune: Indiana man sentenced in 6-month-old boy’s death
Sydney Morning Herald: Woman charged over baby’s death
Mr. Latham, I suggest you engage your brain before opening your mouth in future.