Sunday, September 23, 2007

Survival of the what-est?

First, I am still alive and around. I'm still reading blogs but I'm finding it a bit difficult to comment for some reason. I've been dealing with a bit of postpartum... something. It's not depression, but it's something - I would definitely say my emotions are not on an even keel.. I do have the appropriate pharmaceuticals to hopefully pull things together sooner rather than later, but until they take affect, I'll probably stay quiet.

That said.... here's what I was thinking about today. It's a bit stream of consciousness. so forgive me if it jumps around - that IS really how my mind works.

I read a lot of blogs. The majority of them are IF blogs, but there are a sprinkling of other genres in my bloglines. Today I read an interesting commentary on the latest Duggary addition, written by a woman who is a diehard childfree. You think the IF community has fun stuff to say about the Dugg*rs? You should check out what the CF community has to say.

At any rate, the blog got me to thinking about overpopulation. First I thought "at the rate that IF is spreading, I don't think we need to worry about overpopulation.. we need to worry about extinction" (hey, I'm allowed to get all melodramatic and extremist in my own mind). .. from there, unbidden, the following thought skittered across my consciousness "nah... we won't go extinct - plenty of uberfertile crack ho's and morons out there, they'll make up for the infertiles".

.. and then I realized - holy shit... IF doesn't affect the ignorant and just plain stupid*. Every single IF woman I know is intelligent and articulate. I spent a few moments debating with myself whether or not that was because the majority of the IF community that I 'know' is in the blogosphere. Initially I thought perhaps that was because bloggers tend to be articulate and intelligent, but I threw out that theory when I remembered reading a few (non-IF) blogs that have been written by the truly dense. So I concluded that bloggers in general aren't more intelligent than the average population... just that IF bloggers seem to be.** Interestingly, the same holds true for those who are childfree.

So here we have two growing subsects of the population who are experiencing subfertility, either by choice or by sheer bad luck... while the lower rungs on the food chain are experiencing what seems to be a population explosion.

Does this bode well for the future of mankind?

Clearly, Darwin had it backwards.





*Seriously... do you know any morons who are infertile?

**lest I sound all egotistical, no, I'm not including myself in that generalization. Lord knows I can be a giant doofus in real life.

4 comments:

Mrs. Piggy said...

i have been thinking that all along...no offense to the stupid and trashy, but if you are in that category you are most certainly not infertile. its almost like being intelligent causes infertility. i think this needs to be researched :)

O Mama Mia said...

Well crackwh*res obviously aren't cursed with IF. Seriously & sadly, I know of no moron that is also walking the IF walk.
Definite research required, mrs. piggy!!

Kadi Prescott said...

While I'm on the other side of the fence, not IF but OF (overly fertile), I enjoy reading your blog! It is refreshing and funny. I found it by accident, while trying to get to mine, "Overworked, Underpaid Uterus". Keep up the inspirational writing :)

Kadi Prescott said...

One more thought...I do not think it is true that the majority of fertile people are morons, by nature (although there is a mind numbing amount of idiotic people procreating.) I believe it is having all of those kids that severely retards our intelligence. Take me, for instance, I was an extremely intelligent young woman, until my damn uterus wouldn't shut down and rejected all birth control, causing me to pop out seven brain drainers (but I do love them so!) Having seven has definitely made me a "shit for brains", because all that I have time and energy to use my smarts for, are child rearing tactics, and survival skills. It is quite ironic that those responsible for raising the next generation are so ill equipped because of the toll that child rearing is taking on our mental health and capacity.