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12th Mar '17 9:51:07 AM Timjames98
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** And then Paul, writing in the New Testament, subverted the blazes out of it by saying[[note]]I Cor. 7, mostly the second half[[/note]] it was fine for men ''and'' women not to marry, or marry, as they chose (though if "not", they were to abstain from sex). This because he expected the world to end within the next few decades ("time is short"), making populating the earth pointless; a modern interpretation (since the world ''didn't'' end) is that he was predicting the future persecution that the church would face at the hands of Rome, and an IHaveYourWife situation could make it that much more difficult for a person to choose to be a faithful martyr rather than to forsake Christianity. (It could also have had something to do with him being famously uninterested in marrying for some reason.)

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** And then Paul, writing in the New Testament, subverted the blazes out of it by saying[[note]]I Cor. 7, mostly the second half[[/note]] it was fine for men ''and'' women not to marry, or marry, as they chose (though if "not", they were to abstain from sex). This could be because he expected the world to end within the next few decades ("time is short"), making populating the earth pointless; a modern another interpretation (since the world ''didn't'' end) is that he was predicting the future persecution that the church would face at the hands of Rome, and an IHaveYourWife situation could make it that much more difficult for a person to choose to be a faithful martyr rather than to forsake Christianity. (It could also have had something to do with him being famously uninterested in marrying for some reason.)A third theory is that he is simply supporting other early christians who chose celibacy as an act of devotion.
14th Feb '17 11:16:09 AM DracoKanji
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* Any straight couple that engages in "woohoo" in ''Videogame/TheSimsMedieval'' may produce a baby. Unlike in other Sims games, there is no way to prevent this.
** Though this is a more justified example since, you know, birth control hasn't been invented yet.

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* Any straight couple that engages in "woohoo" in ''Videogame/TheSimsMedieval'' may produce a baby. Unlike in other Sims games, there is no way to prevent this.
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this. Supposedly this is a more justified example since, you know, since birth control hasn't been invented yet.yet, but birth control was used at least since the Roman Empire was in power[[note]]The Romans used the pods of the silphium plant as a natural contraceptive, until they ate it into extinction.[[/note]].
9th Feb '17 3:25:55 PM AJSthe2nd
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** Although they don't specifically have to do this, as their species isn't any population danger at the moment. It just means that if a female Emaan wants to be a mother their window for doing so is very short.
5th Feb '17 3:25:15 PM kazokuhouou
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** Likewise, in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' all the females recruited in the first half (with the exception of Anna), and Cherche in the second half, if they fall in love and marry, will have one child in the future, possibly two if they marry Chrom or the Avatar. And in Chrom's case it's Mandatory Fatherhood (with him moreso, in fact, [[spoiler: for plot reasons he has to marry by a certain chapter in order for him to father Lucina]]).

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** Likewise, in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' all the females recruited in the first half (with the exception of Anna), and Cherche in the second half, if they fall in love and marry, will have one child in the future, possibly two if they marry Chrom or the Avatar. And in Chrom's case it's Mandatory Fatherhood (with him moreso, in fact, [[spoiler: for plot reasons he has to marry by a certain chapter in order for him to father Lucina]]).Lucina, and if none of his prospective brides are available he'll marry a nameless NPC]]).
20th Dec '16 4:02:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': When Juliana defects to the Greater Nazi Reich in Season 2, she is told by a doctor specialized in [[EvilutionaryBiologist "racial science"]] who's performing a routine examination (among other things, measuring her skull and skin tone) that she has an injury which may render her infertile and being able to bear children is a requirement for female immigrants.

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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': Bearing children is considered the greatest female virtue in the Greater Nazi Reich. When Juliana defects to the Greater Nazi Reich GNR in Season 2, she is told by a doctor performing an inspection who's specialized in [[EvilutionaryBiologist "racial science"]] who's performing a routine examination (among other things, measuring her skull and skin tone) that she has an injury which may render her infertile and being able to bear children is a requirement endanger her chances for female immigrants.a visa. Juliana later becomes close with a StepfordSmiler among the Nazi elite who has had problems becoming pregnant. She fears her social position may be endangered because her husband has started to move on.
19th Dec '16 6:40:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': When Juliana defects to the Greater Nazi Reich in Season 2, she is told by a doctor specialized in [[EvilutionaryBiologist "racial science"]] who's performing a routine examination (among other things, measuring her skull and skin tone) that she has an injury which may render her infertile and being able to bear children is a requirement for female immigrants.
10th Dec '16 2:37:36 PM Theck18
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*Cracked's [[http://www.cracked.com/quick-fixes/5-doctors-who-just-gave-worlds-worst-medical-advice/ "5 Doctors Who Just Gave The World's Worst Medical Advice'']] mentions a doctor who refused to prescribe birth control to women who had yet to do their "[[ValuesDissonance reproductive job]]."
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4th Dec '16 2:36:04 PM eroock
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-->--'''[[Creator/{{Confucius}} Neo-Confucian]] [[http://www.womeninworldhistory.com/TWR-04.html proverb]]'''


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16th Nov '16 4:35:53 PM harostar
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* In ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'', it turns out that [[spoiler: Rize Kamishiro]] escaped her fate as a BreedingSlave and has never stopped running. That doesn't stop her [[VillainousIncest half-brother]] from declaring his intention to find her, marry her, and force her to birth a ridiculous number of children.
30th Sep '16 11:49:15 PM Tron80
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* FanFic/TheIkaris has an implied example. Due to three billion people dying in Second Impact, numerous countries implemented laws to loosen marriage conditions and discourage divorce to encourage family development and birthrates. Japan apparently never bothered to repeal them, due to being too busy trusting shadowy agencies to build giant robots to fight off alien monsters. Asuka angrily dubs Japan "the Las Vegas of Asia".

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* FanFic/TheIkaris In ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'' Asuka didn't want to have children and neither she nor Shinji thought they were parent material. However they raised their daughter when Asuka got pregnant.
* ''FanFic/TheIkaris''
has an implied example. Due to three billion people dying in Second Impact, numerous countries implemented laws to loosen marriage conditions and discourage divorce to encourage family development and birthrates. Japan apparently never bothered to repeal them, due to being too busy trusting shadowy agencies to build giant robots to fight off alien monsters. Asuka angrily dubs Japan "the Las Vegas of Asia".
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