Skip to comments.More young women choosing dogs over motherhood
Posted on 04/11/2014 7:05:59 AM PDT by MNDude
Americas next generation of youngsters should be called Generation Rex. If youre wondering why playgrounds around the city are so quiet and dog runs are packed, a new report has an answer: More and more US women are forgoing motherhood and getting their maternal kicks by owning handbag-size canines.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that a big drop in the number of babies born to women ages 15 to 29 corresponds with a huge increase in the number of tiny pooches owned by young US women, reports the business-news site Quartz.
Dog-crazy New York ladies told The Post that they arent surprised by the findings and that they happily gave up diaper changes, temper tantrums and college funds for the easy affection of their doggy child.
Id rather have a dog over a kid, declared Sara Foster, 30, a Chelsea equities trader who says her French bulldog, Maddie, brings her more joy than a child.
Its just less work and, honestly, I have more time to go out. You ;. dont have to get a baby sitter. The federal data behind the report show that over the past seven years, the number of live births per 1,000 women between ages 15 and 29 in America has plunged 9 percent.
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Puppy - 1 week to train to go outside
Baby - 3 Years pooping on themselves
God or Evolution (whichever you prefer) really screwed that one up
at least teenage pregnancy rate is dropping after age 25.
Well, dogs have a big advantage over children. By the time they enter their teens, they generally become docile, loving, peaceful and then die. Harsh perhaps, but undeniable.
Many of these women are probably far too self-centered to be mothers anyway, so it’s probably for the best.
Not to mention this country is getting downright hostile to the idea of raising children in a stable environment.
If all you had to choose from were limp wristed pajama boy types you’d probably choose dogs too...
PS Not talking about my children.All my children have children.Right now we have 25 greats and Grands.We are going to take over the world:)
I’ve been seeing this first hand.
I know of 3 younger couples and one young single person that all have dogs, and I noticed how they seem to have a role in these people’s lives that children would normally play. Two of the couples even go so far as to refer to their pets as “the kids”, or something to that effect. Just about everyone I know that’s my age - ‘Millennial/Gen X’ers’ seem to be terrified of having children for some reason.
We are witnessing the relative end of the Anglo-Saxon people first hand.
Hard to tell which one is the bitch...
“I have more time to go out.. you don’t have to get a sitter”.
Probably an unpopular opinion but if these women feel this way.. they aren’t ready to be a parent. If they only view a child as a “thing” that takes things AWAY from them... I’d prefer they stay with dogs or cats. That being said... don’t come crying to me when you decide YOU are finally read in your 40’s and you have fertility issues. In life, not everything is decided upon YOUR time table. IMHO.
I'd guess that Sara probably has more resemblance to the dog than to your cute little tyke, so maybe it's a good choice.
Ahhhhhhh...what a cutie!
I hope these ladies enjoy their free birth control now because in the future all these Mexicans aren’t going to be too keen on paying for the Social Security of old white spinster women that sit around throwing birthday parties for their pets.
Men, well we are OK, God created Asian women for us
One big difference is that pets won't be around to cook your dinner, wipe your ass for you, and help upkeep your house(if your still have one) when you're 85 years old and unable to do so yourself.
I bet the parents aren’t going to pony up the cash it takes to raise those grandchildren, are they? And no amount of money will keep layer upon layer of government inviting itself into their lives just because they chose to have children. And people dare to call others “selfish” for not signing up for all of that.
I chose my share of dogs in college but I was only young and frequently inebriated.
Better suited for their skill set.
Anti-worker, anti-middle class policies that too many conservatives have promoted over the years are making family formation unaffordable for the younger generation.
Responsible people will not have children on $8 hour part time with no benefits or job security.
Key term, "Responsible People".
Thankfully, this person hasn't had kids. The kids deserve better.
Probably the dog does too. :-)
What's especially creepy is many of these childless dog owners give their dogs "people" names like Steve, Jack, etc. Gone are the days of Rex, Spot, Rover, etc....Dogs & People have the same names
So much so that it is sometimes hard to tell if they are talking about a dog or a person
We are witnessing the relative end of the Anglo-Saxon people first hand.
I can't think of any other race in history that after producing so much, just decided to commit suicide.
People don't want to get married or be committed because this way they can go hook up anytime they're in heat.
They don't want children because it interferes with their pursuit of satisfying themselves.
There is little interest in self-sacrifice. It is all hedonism all the time. It's all about me!
Don't publicly whine when you're all alone at 55 with your shacked-up temporary “partner” and now facing your own mortality.
I live for that. I don't care how great the dog is, it's a poor substitute.
And as for the 1am, 2am, 3:30am feedings....nightmares....sicknesses.....whatevers? Who cares. Anything worth having is worth working for. Frankly, I didn't mind the late nights all that much. Gave me a chance to visit with the kids, since I worked all day.
From what I have seen neither will the kids.
Bingo. I had a woman in my office that fit this statement to the T!
Back when I was searching the personal ads, I noticed (1) how many single women owned dogs and (2) how central those dogs seemed to be in their lives. To me, that was always a red flag, especially since I’m not that fond of dogs in the first place.
Anything worth doing hurts like hell.
I was watching one of those house hunting shows on HGTV the other day, and when they introduced the couple, blah blah ...and Mary recently quit her job to be a stay at home mommy to their two rescue pugs....
For reals. LMAO.
The youth of the Japanese have gotten very odd in the past decade or so, more specifically the males. They appear to have no interest in sex with actual females at all, and little interest in general. So, for different reasons, they're probably ahead of us on the demographic decline.
My daughter fits the profile. And it ain’t always about selfishness. The last time someone asked her about kids she replied “Do you really think I should bring a child into this world considering how screwed up it is?”
Can’t say as I disagree.
Yeah...that's creepy. I've got a relative who couldn't have kids (not everyone makes this a conscious choice, biology sometimes makes the decision for them) and she does that with her pets. It's a little sad. And creepy.
But as for the young people who are making the decision to replace kids with pets named "Marc" and "Julie"? Wierd. Wierder still, to get a Christmas Card from them, with their pet's name on it (me to wife: "Who is Marc? Did The Joneses adopt?").
The most wierd? When they send pictures of their pets "Bob" and "Staci" out AS their Christmas cards.
I weep for my generation.
I became FaceBook friends with two women I knew from High School. They (are) really gorgeous women.
It seemed they grew to be liberal fag hags (female lovers of queers), and they were constantly posting annoying photos of their dumb little insect dogs, so I finally blocked their postings.
Responsible people need economic security to have children. The 8$ an hour, temp work, no pension, no benefits, get laid off every year jobs the Wallmart free-trade open borders economy produces will only cut it for the people who probably shouldn’t be having children to begin with.
Child Protective Services.
In some situations, CPS agencies are as ruthless as the IRS in enforcement of the whims of the bureaucracy. Case in point: Justina Pelletier.
As the National voting population continues to choose to increase the tax burden on our Nation’s future children with greater and greater permanent Welfare Debt, the more practical of the two subspecies of humans, (Women), have increasingly chosen to have fewer children.
Besides, “CHILD” spelled backwards is just “DLIHC.”
Sad. Not sure who's more neutered...the dogs, Mary's Husband, or the reporter trumpeting this fact.
A new word I learned a few years ago.
Parents don’t have grandsons and granddaughters.
They become granddoggers. Dogs replace kids for the grandparents too!!
They are substituting dogs for children
Not choosing rather than.
They are choosing their careers over children
Dogs are just a band aid to quell the instinct itch
I agree but average Freeper could care less
About the Anglo Saxon race.....actually its about European descended in general