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3rd Apr '16 10:37:24 AM MarkLungo
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* In Mervyn Peake's ''{{Gormenghast}}'', the Countess of Groan side-steps the whole business neatly. Being formally presented with her infant heir (when they first met she would not have been in a position to fully appreciate him), she waves the proud nurse away with the imperious command

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* In Mervyn Peake's ''{{Gormenghast}}'', ''Literature/{{Gormenghast}}'', the Countess of Groan side-steps the whole business neatly. Being formally presented with her infant heir (when they first met she would not have been in a position to fully appreciate him), she waves the proud nurse away with the imperious command
18th Mar '16 8:37:45 PM Willbyr
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28th Jan '16 1:33:25 AM direguy
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-->-- '''Lindsay Naegle''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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-->-- '''Lindsay '''Lindsey Naegle''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
8th Jan '16 7:56:31 PM Mhazard
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In RealLife and in fiction, the StrawFeminist and the [[ConfirmedBechlor Straw Bachelor]] are generally at each other's throats. However, it seems that there is one thing that [[EnemyMine both parties agree on]]: children are a waste. For the straw feminist, a child serves only to [[StayInTheKitchen chain the woman at home]] when she could be aspiring to bigger and better things. To the straw bachelor, a child means being tied down to one woman, and having to pay hundred of thousands or even millions for maintenance and education, when that time and money could be invested into better use.

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In RealLife and in fiction, the StrawFeminist and the [[ConfirmedBechlor [[ConfirmedBachelor Straw Bachelor]] are generally at each other's throats. However, it seems that there is one thing that [[EnemyMine both parties agree on]]: children are a waste. For the straw feminist, a child serves only to [[StayInTheKitchen chain the woman at home]] when she could be aspiring to bigger and better things. To the straw bachelor, a child means being tied down to one woman, and having to pay hundred of thousands or even millions for maintenance and education, when that time and money could be invested into better use.
8th Jan '16 7:56:20 PM Mhazard
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In RealLife and in fiction, the StrawFeminist and the Straw Bachelor are generally at each other's throats. However, it seems that there is one thing that [[EnemyMine both parties agree on]]: children are a waste. For the straw feminist, a child serves only to [[StayInTheKitchen chain the woman at home]] when she could be aspiring to bigger and better things. To the straw bachelor, a child means being tied down to one woman, and having to pay hundred of thousands or even millions for maintenance and education, when that time and money could be invested into better use.

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In RealLife and in fiction, the StrawFeminist and the [[ConfirmedBechlor Straw Bachelor Bachelor]] are generally at each other's throats. However, it seems that there is one thing that [[EnemyMine both parties agree on]]: children are a waste. For the straw feminist, a child serves only to [[StayInTheKitchen chain the woman at home]] when she could be aspiring to bigger and better things. To the straw bachelor, a child means being tied down to one woman, and having to pay hundred of thousands or even millions for maintenance and education, when that time and money could be invested into better use.
4th Dec '15 1:15:09 PM Willbyr
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* Rosa from ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' shows some shades from this mostly because her boyfriend left her when she was pregnant and left her with a huge loan she co-signed with him. She sometimes [[AbusiveParents hits her daughter]] and have been commenting on having trouble getting married because of Maria. She also feels conflicted in that while she loves Maria she is having problems liking her due to her interest in magic and her VerbalTic.

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* Rosa from ''UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' shows some shades from this mostly because her boyfriend left her when she was pregnant and left her with a huge loan she co-signed with him. She sometimes [[AbusiveParents hits her daughter]] and have been commenting on having trouble getting married because of Maria. She also feels conflicted in that while she loves Maria she is having problems liking her due to her interest in magic and her VerbalTic.
7th Nov '15 12:26:58 PM MarcusSmiter
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* [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] of ''WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation'' has repeatedly expressed his distaste for children in his reviews (possibly for comedic effect, it can be hard to tell sometimes), once comparing growing up and maturing to "overcoming [a] disability'', and one of his ''ThreeWishes'' is for [[{{Squick}} "all child bearing wombs to escape from their owners and float off into the air like a cloud of greasy balloons"]].

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* [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] of ''WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation'' has repeatedly expressed his distaste for children in his reviews (possibly for comedic effect, it can be hard to tell sometimes), once comparing growing up and maturing to "overcoming [a] disability'', disability", and one of his ''ThreeWishes'' is for [[{{Squick}} "all child bearing wombs to escape from their owners and float off into the air like a cloud of greasy balloons"]].
7th Nov '15 12:26:19 PM MarcusSmiter
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* [[Creator/BenChroshaw Yahtzee]] of ''WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation]] has repeatedly expressed his distaste for children in his reviews (possibly for comedic effect, it can be hard to tell sometimes), once comparing growing up and maturing to "overcoming [a] disability'', and one of his ''ThreeWishes'' is for [[{{Squick}} "all child bearing wombs to escape from their owners and float off into the air like a cloud of greasy balloons"]].

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* [[Creator/BenChroshaw [[Creator/BenCroshaw Yahtzee]] of ''WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation]] ''WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation'' has repeatedly expressed his distaste for children in his reviews (possibly for comedic effect, it can be hard to tell sometimes), once comparing growing up and maturing to "overcoming [a] disability'', and one of his ''ThreeWishes'' is for [[{{Squick}} "all child bearing wombs to escape from their owners and float off into the air like a cloud of greasy balloons"]].
7th Nov '15 12:25:37 PM MarcusSmiter
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* [[Creator/BenChroshaw Yahtzee]] of ''WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation]] has repeatedly expressed his distaste for children in his reviews (possibly for comedic effect, it can be hard to tell sometimes), once comparing growing up and maturing to "overcoming [a] disability'', and one of his ''ThreeWishes'' is for [[{{Squick}} "all child bearing wombs to escape from their owners and float off into the air like a cloud of greasy balloons"]].
18th Jul '15 2:37:15 AM jormis29
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* The [[http://www.vhemt.org/ Voluntary Human Extinction Movement]] takes the view that ''people'' are a waste and since having children is how we make more people, well... The site points out the resource disparity in raising children in a developed country versus a third-world country - "stopping at two" in North America will consume resources equivalent to "stopping at 97" in Bangladesh, for example. At the least, not having any more of your own lessens the resource burden on everyone else. The most famous member is likely Yahtzee, of WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation fame.

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* The [[http://www.vhemt.org/ Voluntary Human Extinction Movement]] takes the view that ''people'' are a waste and since having children is how we make more people, well... The site points out the resource disparity in raising children in a developed country versus a third-world country - "stopping at two" in North America will consume resources equivalent to "stopping at 97" in Bangladesh, for example. At the least, not having any more of your own lessens the resource burden on everyone else. The most famous member is likely Yahtzee, of WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation fame.
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