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So I was reading articles on Huffington Post. I read a lot of articles and blogs. Usually it’s no big thing, besides just making me think. But this time, I’m reading along calmly, and BAM! I’m QUOTED.

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On Slate, I recently emailed in a response explaining why I’m child-free. Well, they liked it and published it. (It also got picked up by ABC News too). Basically, I said being pregnant to me is like being host to a parasite and giving birth to an alien creature I don’t understand. I’ve never wanted to have kids, and I never will if it’s left entirely up to me.

Because I am bisexual, poly, and kinky, I rarely think of my aversion to having kids as the most controversial thing about me. But wow, at the responses. I got nearly 1,900 comments on the Slate article, and most of them were nasty. I even had Facebook friends being mean to me in comments when I posted the article on my page. I also got 2,000 Facebook likes and 31 tweets on the Slate article and even a few Facebook friends who liked my thoughts, so there was some love, but it completely shocked me how taken aback most people were by the essay. Read the rest of this entry »