Skip to comments.Joy Behar Sneers at 'Overpopulating' Moms, Guest Says Parents of Large Families are 'Littering'
Posted on 11/19/2010 7:04:51 AM PST by markomalley
On Wednesday's Joy Behar Show on HLN, the host asked about parents who are "overpopulating" the world, and guest Helen Fisher, a Rutgers University professor, compared having a large family to littering, "as if we've got too many people on this planet to begin with." Fisher also bizarrely stated that "for billions of years, we [humans] ended up having one or two children per woman."
Host Joy Behar devoted the last two segments of her 9 pm Eastern hour program to how women are trending away from having children. Besides Fisher, she brought on author Rachel Shukert and Laura Scott, who manages the "Childless By Choice Project" blog. Near the middle of the second segment, the host blurred the line between typical large families, most of whom have children by natural means, and celebrities such as the "Octo-Mom" and Kate Gosselin and her family. This is where Fisher made her extreme leftist remark:
BEHAR: What about these people who are overpopulating- the Gosselins, the octo-moms- these people who have been vitro with hundreds of things in there- you know what I mean? What's up with that?
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SHUKERT: You know, I think it's so interesting how the way that- like their kids have sort of- like, taken the role of kids in the olden days, when they all had to work as farmhands-
BEHAR: Yeah. Now, they're on reality shows-
SHUKERT: Now, they're on reality shows, instead of in the field.
BEHAR: Yeah, exactly. I mean, what do you make of that?
FISHER: Well, I think it's as if- I mean, now, people regard that as littering, and- you know, as if we've got too many people on this planet to begin with.
SHUKERT: That's true.
FISHER: So, it's interesting that-
SHUKERT: I was thinking how much greener it is to not have kids. That he feels he can have steaks and things because he doesn't have kids. It's like I can drive a Hummer. I don't have a kid.
FISHER: Well, you know, for billions of years, we ended up having one or two children per woman, and we're moving back to that now, one or two children per woman.
One wonders what the professor meant by her "billions of years" remark, as the human species obviously hasn't been around that long.
Earlier, at the beginning of the second segment, Behar asked the Rutgers professor, "Why do you suppose, Helen, people say that there's something odd about not having kid?"
Fisher first touted the obvious genetic disadvantage not having children carries, but then gushed over the innovation of making that very decision: "There is something odd about it- I mean, from a Darwin evolutionary perspective, you're choosing to not pass on your DNA on into tomorrow, and in terms of- you know, genetic survival, you have lost....On the other hand, times have changed so dramatically, and we're finally at a time in human evolution when women can make that choice, and I think that's what's a thrill."
[H/t: Creative Minority Report blog]
I think Joy Behar and her guests are trash, so that makes us even.
Joy, then do the world a favor and off yourself.
Would Joy Behar’s mouth make a sound in the forest if no one gave a sh*t? Just wondering.
We give her to much time. Worthless and useless.
Did she call out low income minorities for burdening the welfare system and overpopulating?
Or did she just spew anti-breeder hate speech at the stable families with a nice house and a lot of kids?
From what I understand she does not have any children therefore she has no basis to speak from. SHe would be a more kinder gentler sole if she was blessed with children.
When it comes to matting Behar is very safe!
Idiocracy. Dumb down the society. "We are too SMART to breed!"
Give that couple a Darwin Award for removing themselves from the gene pool.
Progressives hate people. It’s part of their mental disorder.
Is there an address where we can send thank you notes to Joy Behar and her ilk for not perpetuating their genes?
They are truly doing the world a kindness.
6 kids and 4 grandkids— Just doing the littering that the average American just won’t do....
Western women may be trending away from having babies, but that certainly is not the case in third world countries.
“for billions of years, we [humans] ended up having one or two children per woman.”
I think she means most children died of disease, famine, violence or childbirth. She’s longing for the good old days, I guess. Billions of years? Got me there.
So much hatred and so little time;(
ABCDisney gives her too much time.
Boycott that corporation. It poisons the culture and offers no benefit anymore.
If I recall correctly, about 250 million years ago homo erectus dies out. Then comes homo sapiens but I'm recalling that the oldest fossil evidence of hs is something like 2MM yrs ago
Until the 1900’s, women had SEVERAL children because half of them died by the age of five.
Now, the assurance that almost every child will thrive exists, so we have less children.
Behar should relax, only her beloved Muslims are having more than 3 children per mother. That is why Russia will be 50% Muslim by 2050. Europe will be in the high 30%.
This idiot is a professor at Rutgers? I would also point out to her that for many years many women died during childbirth. Does she want to go back to that too?
This could be an interesting thread...
Obama, apparently has the same problem.....
First, let me say that neither of them should reproduce. That’s probably a good thing.
Second, my Mom did family history. Not many families with only 2 kids. Of course, if we want to stop vaccinating children, do away with water sanitation systems no healthcare and other modern things we can probably get the numbers down to a *natural* level....
There are nonsensical arguments all through their stupid comment. Probably, the fact is, these women have to have sex in order to procreate...and, obviously, they ain't gettin it..and so are jealous.
BTW Kate Gosslin and the Octo-mom did not choose to produce multiple births. Gosslin simply wanted one more child, as I recall. But Beher and those women probably have no clue about the process.
About 1 million years ago, actually.
Hey, Behair, read my tagline!
How anybody could name this hapless hag “Joy” is beyond me.
As an aside ...
God’s greatest blessing to the living is, “I will multiply thy seed.”
God’s greatest curse to the living is, “I will cut-off thy generations.”
We have a lot of people in Western Civilization sneering at God’s blessing and volunteering for His curse.
“Childless by choice” means selfish, lazy and irresponsible.
We need more families like this.
joy behag gets far too much attention.
That's news to me.
Excellent point. The only winners are those that breed, those that don’t lose their country. For us to be hung up on abortion and how to make it easy, are taking a poison pill. Libs are all about death for somebody else.
It really comes down to this.
Joy and the others who follow this philosophy don’t value human life.
they think a person is a net drain on society. they don’t for a moment give value to the folks who do good in the world instead looking at a person as a carbon footprint to be conveniently wiped out if they are not immediately beneficial to them.
They are godless and showing the fruit of that decision. they are unguarded to Satans whiles and doing his work while not believing in him, and feeling they are superior - also,they are striving to BE God. Same old thing in Genesis. They want to be as God.
Good luck with that.
Prayers for her salvation.
Yeah Joy, all those welfare mothers walking around with 4 or 5 kids and no father around, is that what your talking about?
How clever and endearing. /S
She is insulting blacks and mexicans because they say whites are reducing
the number of children they are having and why whites will be a minority in a few years.
Of course that won’t keep a hagbar from spewing hatred in prime time.
What? I don’t get to eat a steak or drive a vehicle of my choosing anymore? Says who? Some brain dead, obnoxious, Marxist loud mouth talk show host?
Frankly, I’m happy there are so many idiots making these personal “sacrifices” on behalf of the planet.
Then I don’t have to.
If they want to get into a “greener than thou” pissing contest, let ‘em. I feel absolutely no guilt when I toss a huge hunk of dead cow on the barbie! Yum!
Perhaps Joy would feel more comfortable in China...
Joy...the George Washngton Bridge is nearby...just sayin’...
Joy...the George Washington Bridge is nearby...just sayin’...
I've been doing my genealogy. To begin with, my ancestors had 5 or more children. Usually 2 or 3 lived to adulthood. Except for Grandpa Hutch who had 20 and 2 wives.
Fisher is an anthropologist. And an idiot.
I checked, she does have a daughter who is getting married or is already married. I wonder if she is encouraging her daughter not to have children.
I've chosen not to have children. Does that mean that I am by definition selfish, lazy, and irresponsible?
Hm...I wasn't aware that my choice not to reproduce was a "curse".
Joy Behar’s mom put out a toxic waste dump.