Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Straight people attacking marriage

There's a new Pew study that shows an increased fraction of women choose not to have children. Significantly, it also shows that an increased fraction of women who have never married, nevertheless have had children.

Thus, marriage is increasingly uncoupled from child bearing. Married people are having fewer kids and unmarried people are having more.

The news report says
One in five women aged 40 to 44 reported that they've never had children. Meanwhile, just 41 percent of Americans say having children is necessary to a good marriage, compared to 65 percent in 1990.

The study suggests that the two trends may well arise form relaxed social pressure about having kids....

"Social pressure to bear children appears to have diminished for women and that today, the decision to have a child is seen as an individual choice," Pew researchers Gretchen Livingston and D'Vera Cohn write. "Improved opportunities and contraceptive methods help create alternatives for women."

Since the Prop8 defenders say that the only purpose of marriage is procreation, then all these childless straight people are obviously attacking the very fabric of marriage. Who lets these people stay married? Write a proposition! Marriage is for procreation, these people should be divorced!

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