Thursday, 30 October 2014

Female Sterilsation and Reproducing at 70

It's a mad, bad world. Keep away from it.

Young women in the USA talk  about the difficulty of finding doctors willing to sterilise them:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/24/female-sterilization-young-women_n_5882000.html

While in India women hatch at 70:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-29828872

24 comments:

  1. Hi Karl

    Off topic: tomorrow the book "Every Cradle Is A Grave" will be published

    http://www.amazon.com/Every-Cradle-Grave-Rethinking-Suicide/dp/1616583509

    Will you do a blogpost on it?

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    1. Apparently not, I was just informed that my order is delayed. I ordered it almost a month ago.

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    2. I got the same message from Amazon. It said they were still unable to "find" my order. WTF? I pre-ordered well over a year ago and this is the third delay

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    3. The release has been postponed until Thanksgiving.

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    4. Until it's postponed to Christmas?

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    5. It's released now (I think), but apparently "out of stock".

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  2. On the other hand, some people just should be sterilized.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOWQ0WYbmho

    Loses one kid to leukemia, proceeds to have more.

    It's hard working in a hospital at the moment, seeing people who clearly aren't up for parenthood and haven't even had the slightest thought about reproductive ethics breed one day after another, their kids screaming in the wards as if begging to be put out of their misery sooner than later.

    “Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows.”
    ― Emil Cioran

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  3. I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don’t know how to cook or clean, don’t want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.

    BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN!

    www.boycottamericanwomen.com

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  4. "The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists weighed in on the topic last year with an updated policy statement on the benefits and risks of sterilization. The statement concludes that it's both a safe and effective means of permanent birth control. 'Women who have completed their childbearing are candidates for sterilization,' it says -- without elaborating on what, precisely, that means."

    >"completed"

    The meaning is all too clear, if implicit: "NO SNIP BEFORE YOU'VE FULFILLED YOUR OBLIGATION TO SOCIETY!!1"

    better know your place, broodmares

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  5. Human beans are being my favorite.... While, not too much reasoning is available

    , they over flowing with awareness.... (?!)

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  6. http://theviewfromhellyes.wordpress.com/2014/10/18/the-history-of-fertility-transitions-and-the-new-memeplex/ Sister Y goes full pro-natalist

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  7. I am a woman who has sought sterilization before. It is a lost cause. The doctors will not even hear of it, they get mad or treat you like a joke. I have to stay on birth control pills that make me vomit all the time.

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    1. Anon, I just want to tell you that, though it is hard to get sterilized, it may be possible. I would recommend going to the following sites: Bratfree (a warning: this site is a childfree rant site that has a lot of dark humor; if you cannot handle that kind of humor, please do not post there. They can be immensely helpful, but you must always be respectful.) and The Childfree Life (TCFL is a more low-key environment.) and asking them for advice because some of the women there have been successfully sterilized. I recommend look into "childfree" stuff in general because there is often information about sterilization. I also recommend looking into radical feminism, which is very female-centered and hyper-aware of the misogynistic societies we live in. Radical feminism really helps me to deal with our disgusting female-hating reality. I used to be on birth control for my period issues, but I got off of them. I also don't have sex. If you are having penile-vaginal sex at this time period and can avoid it, I highly recommend avoiding it. I too hope to get sterilized someday. I wish you luck on getting sterilized someday. Good day.

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    2. Radfems are another symptom of the problem. The problem is existence itself. Anything that can exist will cause problems. (radfems cause much more problems than they ever think they'll solve. Sorry, but it's the truth.) I can't tell you what you should do--since it's illegal to tell people to kill themselves. But you can't do anything to fix any of it--and there really is only one permanent solution to a recurring problem.

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  8. I got a vasectomy when I was 29, without children. Because I was married I had to have my wife approve of the procedure. I don't think that is right either.

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    1. I'd bet that requirement would be invalidated in court if someone wanted to push it. At least in the US.

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    2. I agree it's not right. And yet your wife (or lover) could oops you, and you'd be on the hook! What a fucked-up, pronatalist world we live in.

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    3. Bravo, bravo sir! Your vasectomy saved some poor unsuspecting soul of unknowable horrors. If only my dad cared as much about me as you cared about your unborn potential children.

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  9. I always knew I didn't want to be a parent, no ambivalence whatsoever. I had a high sex drive and was worried about accidental pregnancy, so I tried to get a vasectomy when I was 24. This was the 1980s and in a rural area of the U.S., but still, I was shocked that I was rebuffed by three different doctors for the same reasons (too young, no kids yet). I thought that since I was legally an independent adult, I'd have the right to make my own reproductive decisions. How stupid could I be. Anyway, I was still determined to get a vasectomy. I didn't like the idea of lying, but that's what I did. I went to another doctor a little better prepared. i got a couple photos of my older sister's two young sons, who bear a family resemblence to me. When the doctor asked why I wanted a vasectomy, I started telling him about my "troubled past." When the time was right, I pulled out the photos and told him they were my sons by two different women. I told him they were living with their respective moms in other parts of the country, and that I was being sued for child support, that I was unemployed, had no skills or education, and that I really didn't need another child. By the time I was done with my "story" that doctor was happy to give me a vasectomy.

    I'm 51 now and even more certain I made the right decision than I was then, if that's possible. I would have felt tremendously guilty for causing a human to exist. I regret being born myself, and even more, I regret living this long. I often think about a quote from a collection of suicide notes I read online: "I've lived 47 years -- there aren't 47 days I would live over again if I could avoid it." I feel the same way, except I've lingered around for 51 years. No excuse.

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    1. Your post was beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. karl, why dont you do a commentary on the movie interstellar? the human race wants to inhabit another planet since we have destroyed earth. soon enough the new planet will become earth. since the main problem is the human race. any planet we inhabit will eventually turn to shit.

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  11. My knowledge of the history of [female] sterilization is somewhat patchy. Because beyond the now legions of stories of (non procreative) sexual abuse that women have suffered-c.f. Jimmy Saville etc- I am not that engaged by the actualities of female sexuality, pregnancy and parenthood, or absence of same, from a female perspective. But the only time in history when I can recall sterilization was, ummmm, 'popular' was the America of the 1920s when thousands of mentally ill women were forcibly sterilized, as were many thousands of coloured women who fell into the clutches of doctors who had clearly forgotten their Hippocratic Oath. I am not surprised at doctors now questioning the sanity of those who want to stop breeding by medical means whilst they can still choose-they see it as insane to not want to breed and would only commit to the operation if their abuse of power involved in sterilization was something they could justify through institutionalism. There is a history of sterilization and it is a history of abuse, rather than sane voluntarism.

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  12. I was sort of reminded if Margaret Atwood here, but in reverse. I remember seeing the film version of 'The Handmaid's Tale' (scripted by Harold Pinter) and in that film being unable to refuse to breed was a very feminist and intimate Dystopia which was in line with the technology of the time. We now have a feminism where women can have scientists get them pregnant at almost any age by order if they have the wealth, health and financial means-and have other women [consensually and often for money] carry children for them because the science of fertility has changed so fast. Such a change is a Dystopia for world overpopulation. Some time ago I put up http://woodenlodge.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/the-better-we-can-account-for-ourselves.html on my own blog, not thinking of women, wealth and fertility as a luxury but applies quite well to the science of fertility. I see that neither wealth nor poverty per se stop women wanting to have children. I am grateful that with science only able to extend fertility to the relatively rich, then lack of wealth limits some human breeding, my only wish might be that wealth made us all more infertile-perhaps morally it already does.

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