i know, this is old news! but last week i had an important message to share (twilight underwear), so this had to wait a few days! but as you probably heard, michelle and jim bob duggar are preggo with their 19th child (while their youngest is only 8 months old). i read all kinds of comments on it, from the truly nasty to the truly naive. i don't want to be nasty, but i do have a problem with some of the things they've said.
i am all about women who know what they want in life and then work hard to attain it. thats the definition of feminism, whether her goal is to be CEO of a major corporation or a mom of 20. and i'm certainly not in favor of policing a woman's uterus, no matter how crazy her personal choice may seem to me. (a replacement pair, people. thats all thats necessary is a replacement pair).
i could respect michelle duggar for her choice if it was in fact that; a CHOICE. but it wasn't. they used the lamest cop out known to man and "let God decide". come on people! god gave us high functioning brains and free agency for a reason! so that we could make our own decisions!! why bother getting out of bed? or choosing what job to take? or any other number of important life decisions… you may as well just let god decide. but thats not how it works. he gave us the ability to reason, to think, to problem-solve, and to make responsible decisions. i think he wants us to us that ability, don't you?
they quit using the birth control pill because it had inadvertently caused a miscarriage (they accidently conceived while on the pill). soooo..… whats wrong with condoms? pills are not the only birth control option, and i can guarantee a condom has never caused a miscarriage.
many internet commenters have this to say "if they can take care of their kids, why do you care how many they have?". good point. but i would argue that the duggars themselves have provided the empirical evidence showing that the mom and dad CAN'T in fact take care of 18+ children. here is how they do it:
each older child is assigned a younger child (or two) to be their buddy. the older child is responsible for helping them get dressed, brush teeth, get fed, clean, etc. so basically they've stolen the childhood innocence away from their older children and burdened them with the adult responsibilities of raising their younger siblings, because its too much for just two adults to handle. there's some great parenting. sacrifice your older children's childhood because you couldn't bring yourself to decide to use a durex (no they're not paying me for the free promo, they just have funny ads. i actually prefer the lifestyles brand condoms myself).
i know this will probably be controversial, but i wouldn't be me if i didn't cause controversy everywhere i go! hopefuly this pic will lighten the mood!