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Antimothers Anonymous

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A small amount of non-rigorous research has revealed that a surprisingly large proportion (42.8 % of the sample) of women - some of whom are mothers - are prepared to admit in private that they actually don't like children very much, if at all, and this includes their own offspring.

However, there is a huge expectation in society that all women must automatically like and want children, and this imposes a considerable cultural pressure to conform.

We therefore propose the setting up of branches of Antimothers Anonymous, where women can meet in a safe, private and supportive environment where they can feel free to say "Hello, I'm Jane and I'm stuck with two obnoxious little parasites that I can't stand the sight or sound of".

8th of 7, Aug 07 2014

Belladonna http://en.wikipedia...belladonna#Toxicity
"The consumption of two to five berries by a human adult is probably lethal." [8th of 7, Aug 08 2014]

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       What about children who hate their mothers?
pocmloc, Aug 07 2014
  

       They can just continue to train for the priestood as at present, shirley ?
8th of 7, Aug 07 2014
  

       I wonder if priesting is hereditary?   

       42.8%, assuming you didn't round, implies that you've asked at least 250 women. I don't even know that many people.   

       And how do we know that the other 57.2% weren't just bowing to peer pressure?   

       And did the sample include your own mother (or queen, or whatever it is Borg have)? Did you, in fact, ask your mother plus 1.336 other women?
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 07 2014
  

       In Australia most mothers will join a mothers group when their first baby is born. The conversation in these groups is about how adorable:terrible their child is with an average ratio of about 15:85.   

       If it was ever revealed that you had joined a group explicitly about not liking children and your child sustained *any* significant injury (no matter how accidental or unavoidable), government agencies for child protection and/or courts would use it against you with extreme prejudice. (It actually happened recently when someone who was a member of the reddit group r/childfree left their child in the car).
xaviergisz, Aug 07 2014
  

       [xaviergisz]; that recent case wasn't just "a member of childfree", they had explicity searched for "how long will a child survive in a locked car" and other dubious things related to "disposing" of an un-wanted child. Maybe they hadn't heard of adoption?
neutrinos_shadow, Aug 08 2014
  

       Or belladonna jam, or foxglove tea ?
8th of 7, Aug 08 2014
  

       Lets not forget Monkshood or any one of a dozen & more nice mushroom omelettes [8th].   

       <yum>   

       Could something like this have the effect of encouraging the kind of thing [xav/shadow] mention or could it be structured to support & encourage less herbicidal options?
Skewed, Aug 08 2014
  

       The late great W.C. Fields had the correct attitude to children. "Do you like children?" and Fields responds, "I do if they're properly cooked." (from Tillie and Gus )   

       Anti-children attitudes can probably best be summed up in this wonderful poem (which I have been known to post here before) by Harry Graham:   

       Father heard his Children scream,
So he threw them in the stream,
Saying, as he drowned the third,
“Children should be seen, not heard!”
xenzag, Aug 08 2014
  

       // 42.8%, assuming you didn't round, implies that you've asked at least 250 women. //   

       Er no, we asked seven women, of which three don't like kids, especially their own.   

       // I don't even know that many people. //   

       No, but they know about you, and they're avoiding you.   

       // And how do we know that the other 57.2% weren't just bowing to peer pressure? //   

       (1) they were questioned in circumstances that allowed them to express an honest opinion, i.e. while drunk in a noisy pub, and (2) of those four, two think kids are "sort-of OK" and of the other two, both like cats and one likes both cats and horses, so were ignored on the basis of insanity.   

       // And did the sample include your own mother (or queen, or whatever it is Borg have)? //   

       Shan't tell.   

       // Did you, in fact, ask your mother plus 1.336 other women? //   

       Not exactly. And that 0.336 of a woman is becoming a serious issue, what with the warm weather lately. There's just so much that can be done with those little green pine air freshener things, and after that it's either some serious refrigeration capability, or several hours hard work with a spade.
8th of 7, Aug 08 2014
  

       And you could have family outings with contests - like who can manage to lose a kid in the back country or the ghetto the quickest.
popbottle, Aug 08 2014
  

       "I don't like my children. I am a real mother..."
4and20, Aug 14 2014
  

       //or several hours hard work with a spade.   

       C'mon, it's not like they have to dig a very long and wide hole, like for an adult.   

       But maybe it's trickier digging a small, deep hole?   

       Should be some templates in B&Q, with plumb bobs and a courtesy bag of lime.   

       //weren't just bowing to peer pressure?   

       Not that many women the house of lords.
not_morrison_rm, Aug 14 2014
  

       Sometimes wonder why anyone who doesn't like them would have them, but then I remember how much fun getting them is (& that the fun in question isn't always conducive to sensible thinking & proper anti child acquisition measures).
Skewed, Aug 14 2014
  

       //Should be some templates in B&Q, with plumb bobs and a courtesy bag of lime//   

       I think you'll find those are actually meant for little fluffy when he finally stops chasing his ball of yarn, should work just as well mind.   

       <edit>   

       I find my thinking becoming a tad macabre, I should visit a different idea perhaps.
Skewed, Aug 14 2014
  
      
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