In light of the fuss about new (and pregnant) Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer…
If you were to count up the many, many, MANY stories on the Web and traditional media about Jennifer Aniston and babies (will she? won’t she? does she want them? Does she secretly cry at night? Does she hate Angie for living out “her” dream? Does she hate Brad for…everything?)
Next, if you were to count up the many (?) stories about George Clooney not having children, nor wanting them, but possibly considering having them, I’m guessing the result will be at least 6 digits (Jen) compared to a much lower number.
Mr. Clooney admitted in 2007 that he didn’t want kids. “I’m so selfish and I get nervous around kids, and I know I’m not ready for that kind of life,” he said then. Has he changed his mind? Has anyone asked him? Insistence to know all there is to know about a man’s reproductive decisions are limited. Does anyone care? Jon Hamm has made it clear he’s not big on kids OR marriage. Okey-dokey.
It appears that the idea of regret and childlessness, as in, “If you don’t do have children, you’ll be sorry,” is a weight that fits much more snugly on the person with the uterus.
Just a thought.