Poll Reveals America Thinks Women Should Have Babies by Age 26
Sometimes, as a woman, I find myself adrift on a rudderless sea of indecision bereft of the opinions of others weighing in on my conduct. How should I dress? Should I be thin or what? Should I do anything to my face to make it look different? How should I conduct myself sexually? How should I age? When should I talk? When should I have babies? Well, ladies, I’m proud to answer that now, finally, American society has weighed in on How Women Should Act. And America, collectively, has decided that you should have babies before you turn 26 and your uterus fills up with cobwebs.
A new Gallup poll that, for some reason, asked 5,000 people when they think that women should have their first child revealed that the majority of people think that it’s really just best of ladies start popping them out at age 25 or younger. Only 3% of the wizened masses believe it’s best for women to wait until they’re over 30 to have babies. Related: America believes my reproductive choices to be faulty. There isn’t an emoticon strong enough to express my sadness.
Unsurprisingly, America doesn’t believe exactly the same standard should apply to men, but a surprising proportion — 43% — believe that men should get to babymaking at age 25 or younger.