Anonymous said: and today on creepy misogynistic lines that made it into TO and was actually aired to 12 year olds. Hayley: "She had six kids. It's not like she doesn't have the maternal gene." LOL BITCH NO.
Yeah, that one made me roll my fucking eyes. Plenty of women have children, even large numbers of children, without having a maternal gene or any sort of maternal urges. Especially when they live in times where it’s just expected that a woman will have children and there are no reliable methods of birth control.
My grandmother, god rest her soul, had three daughters and they were all well aware that she never really wanted to be a mother nor did she enjoy it.
And WTF is a maternal gene? No such thing. There are maternal instincts, a maternal nature, and maternal urges, but not a damn gene. Fucking writers.
Also, Hayley is not a mother. She’s just a creepy special snowflake who carried a baby to term and gave birth.
THIS. Having a uterus =/= having a maternal gene. And Jesus Christ, could JP drop this maternity obsession for five seconds, just once?
THIS. ALL OF IT.
I don’t have a maternal instinct AT ALL. I’m not a fan of children. I don’t want children. Could I still produce multiple children? Yeah, I could. Does that make me suddenly maternal? Fuck. No. At least I KNOW that I don’t want children, instead of having them and then fucking them up for the rest of their lives.