Men have no idea what women go through to have children | Mandy Len Catron

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    Women have to plan, conceive, carry, and labor to make babies who, chances are, won’t even have our last names

    I’m a thirty-seven year old woman and, no matter how hard I listen, I cannot hear the ticking of my biological clock. Maybe that’s because I hear the din of everyone else’s concerns about my reproductive future instead: “Are you thinking about kids?” “Having a baby will destroy your writing time.” “Whatever you do, don’t give up a job with maternity leave.”

    My partner doesn’t get these comments. Only one person has ever asked him if we’re having kids: his own father.

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    Mandy Len Catron is the author of How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays

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