Not that I particularly endorse women with feminist ideals breeding anyway, we can do without irresponsible women screwing men for child support, demanding state funded childcare facilities because they care more about their career than their kids, or raising more undisciplined twerps that end up constituting 70% of the prison population and I'm certainly not going to risk contributing to that blight on society while being among the ranks of those suckered for child support myself, but I do like pointing out the lemming behaviour of feminists and how feminism fails women.
Colleges are failing to educate young women about reproductive risks that endanger their chances of ever bearing children, Dr. Miriam Grossman says.
Most young women have "no idea how much fertility declines with age," said Dr. Grossman, a psychiatrist and counselor at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Campus health centers and women's studies programs have encouraged an "ignorance of basic female biology," she said in a presentation this week at the National Press Club sponsored by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute (CBLPI).
"There is so much focus on preventing pregnancy ... a vital truth is being lost," Dr. Grossman said, citing medical studies about age-related infertility, especially the sharp decline in women's fertility after age 30. Young women are being "lulled into a false sense of security" about these risks, she said, even as "the offices of fertility clinics are full" of women in their 30s desperately hoping to conceive.
News accounts about celebrities who give birth in their 40s and coverage of treatments such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) have created "unrealistic expectations" about delayed motherhood, Dr. Grossman said. In fact, the success rate for IVF at age 39 is only 8 percent, she said.
While feminists and pro-choice groups such as Planned Parenthood emphasize the importance of "complete and accurate information" in sex education, Dr. Grossman blames "politically correct thinking" for the failure to inform young women about "the risks of delaying parenthood indefinitely."
"We don't want to acknowledge that our biology is different from men's," said Dr. Grossman, who recently became a senior fellow at CBLPI, a conservative women's organization. She is author of "Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness in Her Profession Endangers Every Student."
The book was published anonymously last year, Dr. Grossman said, because the very environment the book described meant it might hurt her career at UCLA. The book has been reissued in paperback with her name on the cover.
The institute will co-sponsor speaking appearances by Dr. Grossman at colleges nationwide, said Jessica Cantelon, a spokeswoman for the organization.
Seems that women's studies courses keep telling women that the best thing for them is to get a career and that hey they can wait until they are in their 30s before they think about settling down. Nevermind the fact that men won't want their used up old arses by that stage, or the fact that their fertility window might have closed by the time they find a sucker willing to play his part. We've already had feminists like Germaine Greer come out and caterwaul about how they wish they had children but never did. Apparently they're too busy thinking up weird and wonderful ways to play the victim and spread hate about men to avoid negligence when it comes to actually telling women the whole story:
Funnily enough, the more women do what is recommended by feminists the less chance of children they have. Oh well. It's celebrating your cats' birthdays and tying baby bonnets on the heads of your long-suffering chihuahuas for you, career girls.
Women Never Married Age 35 - 45 (Education)
Not a high school graduate - Percent childless: 37.4%
High school, 4 years - Percent childless: 44.6%
Some college, no degree - Percent childless: 54.9%
Associate degree - Percent childless: 64.9%
Bachelors degree - Percent childless: 82.2%
Graduate or professional degree - Percent childless: 90.6%
Women Never Married Age 35 - 45 (Career)
Technical, sales, and admin. support - Percent childless: 58.1%
Service occupations - Percent childless: 41.1%
Farming, forestry, and fishing - Percent childless: 46.9%
Precision products, craft, and repair - Percent childless: 63.5%
Operators, fabricators, and laborers - Percent childless: 46.7%
Management and professional - Percent childless: 80.1%