‘I Couldn’t Have Children Because My Mother and Father Were Brother and Sister’ by T. Weiler
All that crap my fellow conservatives keep pumping out about marriage, parenthood, natalism, and The Nuclear Family keeps getting shown to be false over and over.
Marriage, parenthood, and the Nuclear Family don’t fix societal ills or make people more ethical, godly, or mature.
And I hate to say this as a conservative, but I’ve no doubt that most other conservatives (the ones who are abnormally fixated on Parenthood, Marriage, and The Nuclear Family) would wrongly assume that the reason this woman never had children is because she’s a man-hating feminist who put career before marriage.
It never occurs to such simplistic, dip shit conservatives that some of us – including conservative women such as myself! – that we couldn’t find the right guy to marry, or, maybe we’re infertile. There are many ways a person can end up single and/or childless into their 40s and beyond, and deliberately picking career over marriage is only one but many.
by Teresa Weiler
Dec 2, 2022
Making new friends when you’re in your mid-60s tends to follow the same pattern. Proud grandmas share photos of their grandchildren, stories of babysitting dramas and details of soon-to-be new additions.
So, at 64, I brace myself for the question I’m inevitably asked: ‘Teresa, do you have grandchildren yet?’
Pinning on my brightest smile I simply answer: ‘I’m afraid not. I would have loved a family but I just never met the right man.’
After years of being asked about my family status — first about children, now about grandchildren — you’d think I’d be used to it.
But while I’ve been giving the same platitudes for so long they trip off the tongue, the truth is, the pain I experienced aching for a baby is every bit as intense now as I accept I will never have grandchildren either.
Yet there’s no way I can share the real reason it never happened — that my family background is so tainted, I was terrified I would breed monsters.
My mother was 16 when I was born, my father just 14. More shocking still, they were brother and sister.