When I read your last post, I thought, what the hell? I'd not read any of the responses to the Bill O' Rights because I thought it was freakin' hi-larious, and figured everyone else would feel the same. So, color me gobsmacked when I read the parking spot post. I was commenter #8, and I'm utterly flabbergasted to find 145 comments this morning.
It's like some kind of joke, isn't it? Women who think infertile women parking in 'pregnant woman' parking spaces is somehow, y'know, mean. Because, y'know, pregnant women need to be held in even more high esteem. Kind of reminds me of this guy on Judge Judy, who when asked where his wife was, in shock replied, "But she's pregnant!", like somehow she was dying
Cuz those of us who can't have kids, or are working on the assumption that they can't kids, just don't understand how pregnancy is such a big deal, so hard on a woman's body, so difficult for their partners, if they're not single women, and really, how little pregnancy is glorified.
Cuz, of course, nobody ever talks about pregnancy. You never see articles about pregnancy in magazines. Or on talk shows, or indeed, have entire commercial internet websites and satellite channels dedicated to babies, and even the so-called 'health' channels have very, very, very little in the way of pregnancy programming.
Gods forbid anyone should ever, y'know, talk about how jealous they are of women who can get pregnant merely by spreading their legs! Or have the audacity to complain that women who can get pregnant just don't understand what it's like for those of us who can't. I mean, that's just darnright cruel. That's like someone in a wheelchair complaining that people who can walk just don't understand what it's like for those who are in wheelchairs...hell, they should be glad that at least we can walk! They don't know how tough walking is, the constant need to buy new shoes, the bunions, the horror of stubbing your toe on your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night...
Oh, I think I've gotten a little off track, there. But, come to think of it, what do I know?
I've never been pregnant.