You can never sincerely know what it's like until you have one of your own, until you feel that biological connection and know that there is no room for the slightest failure on your part. Knowing that there is no escape hatch -- you're in this thing for life. Whatever ideas you have about parenthood are automatically flawed because they have no foundation in experience. So suck our parental balls, loser. (OK, that part may be a bit exaggerated.)
Or maybe not.
But When You Don't Have Kids, You Think ...
I can't know what it's like to be a Hispanic woman in today's job market either, but I don't have to live it to know that it's pretty fucking bad. No, I can't experience the racism and sexism she puts up with on a daily basis. I'll never know the sting of people just assuming she's there to clean up after white people, regardless of her position and stature in the company. It's impossible. At least not until I complete my Mexican Woman Transformation machine (patent pending).
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