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#14 - simplescience (04/29/2013) [-]
I would totally carry a child to term if I had the anatomy for it. One of my hopes in life is to have a little one of my own, and it does sadden me to know that I can't, and that my future wife will have to endure such a burden on her own and all I'll be able to do is comfort her with words at her side.
#46 to #14 - anonymous (04/29/2013) [-]
you are the hero people with ******* deserve!
+4
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#45 to #14 - leuser (04/29/2013) [-]
Clone yourself.
Clone yourself.
User avatar #15 to #14 - anonymousattorney (04/29/2013) [-]
...wait, so....you're sterile, or you're disappointed that you can't carry children inside of you?
User avatar #16 to #15 - simplescience (04/29/2013) [-]
Well, I've been raised to believe that in a relationship, good times as well as bad should be shared equally, but I get annoyed at posts that claim guys would never want to actually carry a child to term, and pretty much consider fathering a child as just the physical act of conception, where as mothering a child is seen as basically raising a child throughout it's lifespan. Since the dad did not experience the pain of childbirth, that means the fathers role is less, and the accepted belief is that no guy would experience childbirth even if given the opportunity, as if no guy actually wants to be a father.

In a very oblique way, I suppose I am saying that I don't like how males and being a dad is seen as being inferior to a mothers role since males cannot give birth or carry a child to term. Why should a fathering be only the ******* while mothering is everything else?

(Note: Forgive me for my weird post. I've been pushing myself to get my work done in college, and my brain isn't fully working)
#94 to #16 - anonymous (04/29/2013) [-]
Well then I wish we could change roles, becasue I want to be a part of a childs of mine life without it dominating my life. If something happens to me or I do something, I don't want it me to be known as "A mother age blabla did this and this bla bla isn't it amazing what mothers can do" I just want it to be what I as a person can do. I don't wan't to be the one people aaaaaalways call as a first option if my child does something, or something happens to (Not that I wouldn't of course want to help my child, but I think you know what I mean). Im tired of being the first my dad calls for babysitting his stepchildren, instead of my brohter. I want to be able to leave the household for a longer period of time to follow my pursuits wihtout being looked down upon as a bad mother that should be strapped down to her children.
And I really don't want to be pregnant, give birth and comepletely ruin my body. And just like you say, I don't want to do it with only comforting words to help me ;(
User avatar #54 to #16 - sigsauersamurai (04/29/2013) [-]
That is beautiful.
Gold star for you, good sir.
User avatar #42 to #16 - zorororonoa (04/29/2013) [-]
I kinda see where you are coming from, but why get sad over something we physically cannot do? If the roles were switched, sure, I would give birth because I would want to be a father. But that doesn't mean that I want the roles to be switched. I am fine with not going through the pain. Kinda like saying you would go through any pain or punishment to save your little brother, but no one would actually want to, rather, they get over the fact that they don't want to and do it anyway.
#50 to #42 - simplescience (04/29/2013) [-]
I suppose it's the fact that, from my perspective, fathers haven't been seen as very important in the raising of a child.

The content above rustled my jimmies in that respect. It's basically saying guys want the good things about being a father (being the biological parent and all that comes with it) without having to do any of the work (actually carrying the kid around, giving birth, etc.). I understand that it's not true for all guys, or anything dumb like that, this post just really irked me.

What bothers me is that because of something I am incapable of doing, I am seen as less important to a child than my future wife is, even though I would be willing to go through the same thing for a kid.

Dads get to be the butt of many a joke in advertisements, are shown as incompetent buffoons in plenty of TV shows, and get less consideration for a child's well-being overall just because a guy can't do the actual birthing that a woman has the equipment for. How is that even fair?

/rant
User avatar #51 to #50 - zorororonoa (04/29/2013) [-]
True it isn't fair, but I always viewed those as more of a joke. Besides, our society today makes fun of women constantly (i am not saying you do, just our generation in general). There are all these women logic jokes and get back to the kitchen jokes. Why can't there be some, men are buffoon jokes as well. I laugh at both, and I don't think anyone should really get offended, unless they aren't jokes and are acually being said to hurt someone.
User avatar #27 to #16 - desiduratum (04/29/2013) [-]
I know what you mean, but that's how it is. We are men, we can not give birth and if we were female, we certainly could, and a female would certainly be able to do everything a male could. For these reasons, I don't believe anybody has a claim to complain, this is just how it is. These are our roles and we can't change them. It doesn't necessarily mean the sexes are not equal. However, they are very much different, this we can't deny.
On a funny note, you sound like you're bitching because you don't get to bitch more. Just saying.
User avatar #28 to #27 - simplescience (04/29/2013) [-]
When in reality, I am bitching at the bitches who bitch at guys for not having the anatomy to give birth, and use childbirth to put their bitching on a higher level of importance.

Being serious now,

We're a society that wants everyone to be equal, yet a fathers claim to a child is seen as far less significant because all he did was the ******* , not the actual physical act of pushing the kid out. It's not exactly fair that a fathers role in a child's life is seen as inferior because of an act it is impossible for a man to do in the first place.
User avatar #29 to #28 - desiduratum (04/29/2013) [-]
Haha. Bitchception?
I hear ya. Just wish they saw it my way though.
User avatar #17 to #16 - anonymousattorney (04/29/2013) [-]
Ah, the college fizzle-brain. Got it.
User avatar #18 to #17 - simplescience (04/29/2013) [-]
Being a Chemistry major doesn't help either.
User avatar #19 to #18 - anonymousattorney (04/29/2013) [-]
Could always be worse, I suppose; could be an anesthesiologist.
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