I didn’t realize I wanted to be a mother until my niece was born. I was at her birth and burst into tears as soon as she came into this world (even though she was covered in gook). But, there are some women who don’t want to have children. No matter how many babies sit on their laps, there maternal instincts just don’t kick in. They don’t want an occupant in their uterus.
But why? Why do some women dream of tiny hair bows while others give a bald-headed baby the side eye? It may have to do with high IQ.
A recent study reported in The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn’t Always the Smart One, claims that “more intelligent women are significantly more likely to remain childless — and significantly less likely to become parents — than less intelligent women.” The author, Satoshi Kanazawa, has taken heat for this because the research (statistics compiled from the U.K.’s National Child Development Study) measures intelligence based on IQ. But a low IQ doesn’t mean you are unintelligent.
So, let’s talk real reasons (not really) why women don’t want to have kids besides this ridiculous claim. Here they are – with funny gifs and all!
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