Often I hate the New York Times (thanks to columns with out of touch titles like Your Second Home) but sometimes I love them, especially when they validate my petty annoyances. Today there is a bit of bursting the old dads can have it all bubble because yes, after 35 sperm starts going rotten too.
The downside is that the commenters (who are always a bit wacko on the Times—an article about learning to love goat meat, one of the most unexpectedly funny things I’ve ever read in the dining section, kicked up a slew of anger over eating pets and animals in general. You never see such ire over a piece on hamburgers or fried chicken, as if animals weren’t killed for those commonly devoured items) seem to be taking this information to mean that people need to shift their priorities to procreating earlier, not getting so wrapped up in finances, stability, careers and the like…or condemning women over 30 for being so bitter and nasty.
Wrong! People don’t need more babies younger. Old men need to stop thinking it’s their right to knock up multiple generations of females. And women need to stop looking to older men for material security. That’s common sense, not vitriol.