Dear Prudence, My Friend Won’t Stop Demanding I Get Pregnant
How frigging obnoxious. I would not have a problem telling this “Jane” person, if I knew her, to STFU and get out of my business.
I’m sure not opposed to people having children and so on, but even as a conservative, I find that most conservatives – especially the religious types – do this same thing that “Jane” is doing to her female friends on a bigger scale: they are forever publishing thought pieces, usually alarmist or shaming in nature, screaming at all women to run out and get pregnant, and they too can STFU about this.
By DANIEL MALLORY ORTBERG
My friend “Betty” is single, and I’m about to get married, but we’ve both noticed a recent trend with our friend “Jane” that we can’t abide. Every time we see her, Jane expresses how excited she is for us to have children.
We hear some version of “You have to have kids!” or “I can’t wait till you have babies!”
Usually she is drunk when this happens, but she’s mentioned it sober too. It makes us both extremely uncomfortable.