Thursday, November 26, 2015

Stop Asking Couples When They Are Going to Have Kids

I couldn't agree more!

And you know what, even if the couple are the most contracepting, selfish, profane and worldly people around, it's still none of your business. That's for them to work out.

I've wondered what makes people feel entitled to know about people's reproductive intentions. I think it might have to do with the Oprah-fication of culture in the 1980s. Suddenly talk shows started to discuss what would have been intimate and unshareable details about one's life, and millions now felt that these once unshareable thoughts were now up for conversation. It no longer felt rude to as private questions, because they were no longer private, at least as far as network television was concerned.