June 06, 2016

Dear modern women: Dogs are NOT your babies

Gavin McInnesArchive

Women have given up the thing that makes them special -- the ability to give birth -- and decided they want to be "mommies" to their dogs and cats instead.


It drives me insane. They really believe they can put off having children until their forties because some celebrity spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on in vitro fertilization.

And why aren't pro-lifers more upset about all the embryos that are culled during IVF? It's gross.

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commented 2016-06-14 08:40:17 -0400
See, here’s the thing Gavin, women have the right to follow their own goddamn life script. Not the “Oh, I have a uterus and therefore it is my duty to reproduce.” I’m not “putting off childbirth” because I have the IVF option. I’m skipping that whole life step completely.


Because childcare is too expensive.

Because there are already over 7 billion people on the planet. My lack of spawn will have zero impact on the longevity of the human race, and I’m not naive enough to assume my special little snowflake will be some sort of great contributor to the betterment of the human race.

Because it’s my body and I decide whether I want to host a a fetus.

Does that make me less special because I fucking refuse to sacrifice my emotional resources and my finances to have a kid that the world doesn’t need?

Maybe. I’d love to continue this, but my babies need their kibble.
commented 2016-06-13 09:32:12 -0400
GAVIN, you pretty well said what I thought

Like your style
commented 2016-06-12 00:08:22 -0400
@libbie Grant : Weren’t you a dumb dirty baby yourself when you began your life on Earth? As I assume your an egotistical feminist, I suggest you apply in your local right-to- die clinic for a late-term self-abortion procedure since you claim to hate humans which in fact, you are one yourself.Don’t want kids, that’s fine. Mankind doesn’t need more whining privileged female attention-seeking clinically certifiable wh*res like yourself ..
commented 2016-06-10 20:41:55 -0400
I’ve never watched an episode of walking dead because I see it everyday
commented 2016-06-10 10:29:55 -0400
The ability to give birth is not what makes me special.

It’s ridiculous that in the 21st century, a woman still needs to assert to a man (and to many other women) that she is an autonomous human being with goals, opinions, and desires of her own… not a baby-making machine.

I don’t have babies because babies are boring, dumb, a money-drain, and ruin your sex life. And older children aren’t much better. I’ve got better things to do with my life than reproduce simply because I’m a woman. There are far too many people on the planet already; we don’t need any more simply because some man thinks that a woman’s only worth is to crank out babies.
commented 2016-06-09 09:45:43 -0400
Al, some people just have too much time on their hands,no sense of humour and a chip on their shoulder.

Millie, agreed!

Amusing how some people take Gavin so seriously and get so offended. It’s why he does it. It helps one to identify ‘certain’ types, and it’s good for a laugh.

FYI, Gavin has a wife, a mother he calls, children and a dog.
commented 2016-06-09 06:20:58 -0400
@me_you: According to his bio as up to date, Gavin is a happily married man with three wonderful kids. If it is true that he broke up with a girl because she prioritized fido over real conversation with people, then I can conclude Mr. Mcinnes made the right decision of abandoning a crazed fur-obsessed recluse (like yourself) who shuns others to become a slave to one’s own pet spending thousands of dollars a year in Purina products for the sake of dumb simple tricks.You go Gavin. And BTW, I don’t consider him a hipster. Last time I checked, he’s a conservative and doesnt live in Portland.(No swearing needed😛)…
commented 2016-06-08 15:39:21 -0400
Dear, Jan.
Sorry I got your knickers in a knot. The girls’ birth mothers were equal partners in getting pregnant. The father of my eldest was told by the birth mother that the baby died which is just as well since he was scum. It was actually the grandmother of the eldest that coached abortion since that was the Soviet way. Children’s aid in Ontario that wanted the second one aborted.

My eldest daughter stays in touch with her birth mother and brother overseas. The other daughter stays in touch with her birth father and siblings. Her birth mother was murdered by one of her “boyfriends”. A bad choice on her part.

I am far too stupid to teach my girls anything about bad asses so I just let them make their own mistakes. But thanks for questioning my concern for my daughter’s well being.anyway.

My argument is not weak. I didn’t get my master’s degree and graduate with honours and as valedictorian by having weak abilities in logic and communication skills. You want to make everything about “women’s issues”. In reality both men and women are sinners: “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9)

You seem to have the reasoning problem. You just grab a bit of this and that and blend them into an incomprehensible melange of ideas. I wish you could have been one of my students and learned a bit about hermeneutics and logic. But if you dump the lefty feminist agenda there is still hope. Blessings.
commented 2016-06-08 10:48:15 -0400
Where were the biological fathers of your adopted daughters? Did they get the girls/women pregnant and then dump them? Or did they try to coerce them into having an abortion?

You, of all people, who adopted two female babies, who were almost aborted, should know and I trust taught your girls what kind of men to stay away from and how to identify them. Didn’t you teach them about predators?

Your argument is so weak and you lack the communication skills to discuss this subject with women, you therefore resort to insulting the woman rather than the argument.

There is no fool like an old fool and if the shoe fits, don’t choke Peterson.
commented 2016-06-08 02:45:14 -0400
Does the writer have a Mommy hatred complex? Did his mother abandon him for a furbaby? Sad … and you think hipster beards make you look masculine. :/ … are you a fan of the manbun hun? I can say that there are WAY MORE single men out there that use the Daddy thing with their dogs. It is hard to find a single CATLESS man.

Maybe the Dude in the Video got his heart broke when a Woman chose her Furbaby over him. I would have also … I mean … look at him in all his unmanly glory. Such a shame that he doesn’t have the capacity to understand the female mind enough to understand how much women need to care for ALL LIFE … we are by nature the nurturers. It is ingrained in our DNA … that is proven fact.

Sad little men trying to make women seem bad for doing what comes naturally. The fact that they consider Furbabies to be their children. .. is just an endearing expression of love. Not something that any woman should be ashamed of. This goes back to MEN TELLING WOMEN WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO ACT … I say FUCK YOU … this is my life and I can do as I please.
commented 2016-06-08 00:50:27 -0400
Jan, I’m not certain you know what you’re saying. Your comments seem a little disjointed and scattered. Women is plural woman is singular. So I was not rising women in the aggregate but you (singular you) in particular. I get along just fine with most women (plural). The leftish ones try my patience.
commented 2016-06-08 00:33:24 -0400
Your statement: “I wasn’t commenting about women I was commenting about you”.

Now I’m not a woman…brilliant Al!
commented 2016-06-08 00:25:56 -0400
Al Peterson:
Why were you commenting about me when I wasn’t talking about me? Did I say this was my story or was this your presumption?
It was your interpretation and judgement, same as you are making a judgemental statement by saying I ‘dis’, which one must presume means dislike, men.
Given your history, one would think you would be making profoundly insightful and supportive statements about women and what women are and have been subjected to.
You sound as though you are surrounded by women, yet you not only misinterpret what I said, but you make a judgement on me personally.
I trust you talk to and listen to the women in your life better than you listened to what I originally said.

Don’t make stupid comments about women when you don’t even get what they are saying.

Judge not, lest you be judged.
commented 2016-06-07 23:14:15 -0400
Jan G. i’ve been out in the world. Taught in the former Soviet Union. We adopted our first daughter there who was slated to be aborted. Our second we adopted here 4 years later also slated to be adopted.

I don’t dis women. You dis men with that “only a few men” nonsense. I know lots of good men and women. I’m proud to be friends with them.I wasn’t commenting about women I was commenting about you. Blessings.
commented 2016-06-07 22:13:19 -0400
A few years ago there was this piece on a Chicago site. http://www.chicagonow.com/token-female/2013/05/mothers-day-i-was-told-i-didnt-count-by-rich-melmans-people/

The woman (who is unable to have children or adopt) was sad that she didn’t get the Mother’s Day special at a restaurant because she was only a “dog mom”. Amazingly, her own mother agreed with her, and the restaurant apologized to her in the comments!

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“I guess I don’t count as a mother,” I said. “At least according to Lettuce Entertain You standards.”

Mom was indignant. “Of course you count,” she seethed. “Little Dukey wouldn’t be here today if you didn’t feed him or take him to the vet. You deserve the gift certificates. Get her back over here.”


It was not so much about the gift certificates, but as how I was written off as “not counting” as a member of the society of mothers.


Therefore, Duke is as much of a child for me as a baby is to his mother. I will be a poop-scooper for all of his life. I will always take him to a vet and make sure that his health and well-being are intact. I make my boy feels as loved and nurtured as much as any mother loves and nurtures her child.
commented 2016-06-07 20:15:04 -0400
Dear Bearded Men,

Your beards are not a replacement for real masculinity. You’re not fooling anyone.
commented 2016-06-07 18:37:01 -0400
I know many pro-lifers who hate in-vitro fertilization. How many thousands of human embryos are tossed aside because people can only imagine having a child of their own DNA. I am no longer friends with at least one woman who said that adopted children are like buying a used car – someone else’s problem. Yet she and her husband spent thousands and thousands of dollars. They were able to have one child, and after many failed attempts, they gave up on having a second.

And yes, they have a dog who they treat like a child, too.
commented 2016-06-07 17:53:18 -0400
Ladies lighten up! I’m a woman with 2 daughters , lived through the teen years with them tried my best … Rescued 3 dogs after that … Who’s happy to see me at the end of the day ? My 3 MALE dogs! Yup they’re my babies !! Do I get all psycho over Gavin? Nah , he has a point and is funny ! You want something to pout about ? Look at our government , now THATS offensive!
commented 2016-06-07 16:33:14 -0400

That is my real name – but how about we meet up and see who the real coward is?

And yes, a dog is better than you.
commented 2016-06-07 15:27:57 -0400
I have noticed that many, not all, responses to Gavins opinions tend to be crude, nasty and without much needed intelligence, eg NDP Mcdonnell, Acuna, Bravo Zulu to name 3. I believe they are simply reflections of Gavins own crude and repulsive style. As a mother I sincerely hope your mothers, sisters, etc are not subjected to your repulsive comments, and as an animal lover, I pray that none of you nasty individuals has pets. I used to think that people without filters were usually the godless left, now I see that I was wrong.
commented 2016-06-07 14:18:35 -0400
Al Peterson:
If I were you, I’d get down on my knee and thank the woman who is married to you and thank her again.
Check the abortion rates in Canada and the world. Check the poverty level comprised of mostly single female parents. Check the number of men and women in prisons who have suffered because of absent fathers in their lives.
Watch the program call ‘Irreplaceable’ on EWTN.
Educate yourself Al Peterson and then make a decent, mature statement about real women.
It also sounds as though you don’t get out in the world much. Go do some volunteer work to help aging or single women with work they need done.
Make your wife proud of how you help women and help her.
commented 2016-06-07 11:11:46 -0400
“I hope a bear mauls your ugly canuck ass….” It appears you don’t dare dis a momma’s cat baby.
Cats kill birds that’s why I don’t have one, and if you keep them inside you have to live with the smell of cat urine. You want a good career, go into pet care.
My daughter in law has a cat baby.
My ex sister in law sleeps with her German shepard.
My other son who isn’t married to cat baby momma, has a dog and insists I babysit.
What I want is to be a gramma of human babies, not animals.
Hey, won’t have kid’s ? Then don’t whine when immigration from Islamic countries changes the face of yours.
commented 2016-06-07 09:52:01 -0400
Come to Florida and you will see these women pushing their smelly, dirty little dog-like babies around in baby carriages! Grown women and lately grown men pushing baby carriages bedecked with toys and frills and containing a dog. Truly it is the ‘end of times’.
commented 2016-06-07 07:47:37 -0400
@ndp MCDONNELL: I hope a bear mauls your ugly canuck ass….
commented 2016-06-07 01:14:51 -0400
Men marry women, hoping they don’t change. Women marry men, hoping to change them.
Nuff said.
commented 2016-06-07 01:07:02 -0400
The only good cat is a dead cat.
commented 2016-06-07 01:00:19 -0400
Jan, how do “men get you pregnant”? Did you not have a say in this activity? Sounds like you may have been through this more than once. Hmm. A little slow on the uptake are we? Just say “No” and there is no pregnancy.

Yup, I like my wife to cook for me. She knew that before we got married. She could have just said, “no” but she said “yes”. She’s a great cook. I’m only so-so. Since she’s working and I’m not I made her ice coffee for when she got home today. I also help out with the cooking even though I really don’t like it. Tonight I made flavoured popcorn so we could watch a video.

I also cut the grass and till the garden. I change the oil and either do or arrange vehicle repairs. She is reasonably happy even though I am no paragon of virtue. Sometimes you just have to speak truth to stupidity.
commented 2016-06-07 00:48:52 -0400
I was going to make a nasty comment—but— I can’t.

Most women are more mature and stronger than men.
That is a fact.