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[–] lucrecia 55 points (+55|-0)

Never trust a man who says he has an intense, unreasonable and non-negotiable urge to run off with strangers' babies.

[–] shewolfoffrance 27 points (+27|-0) Edited

I'm one of those women who loves babies. I've never felt some innate urge to grab a random grumpy baby and care for it. If anything, I feel more concern about the mother having the space and time to take care of her child. The thing is, I do listen to reason. I bet a ton of other women are weirdly open to reason too.

[–] questioningtw 38 points (+39|-1)

Huh...I better tell the majority of women I know that sometimes get irritated by babies----this includes mothers----that they are really men!

Women don't obsess over babies...I have literally never met one that did.

[–] [Deleted] 29 points (+29|-0)

And acting like it’s an essential female trait waiting to be activated by injecting estrogen for a little bit?? Talk about insulting

[–] GelatinousRube 22 points (+22|-0)

Yeah I thought that was a made up thing by male television writers, lol

[–] [Deleted] 29 points (+29|-0)

It totally is, hence why most TIMs, whose understanding of women is solely informed by tv or porn, always parrot the same tired stereotypes about us.

[–] Turtlefuzz 16 points (+16|-0)

Let me introduce you to my horrible mother-in-law. She is obsessed with her granddaughters (to an unhealthy degree). If I didn't watch her like a hawk I'm certain she would have tried to breastfeed them.

[–] questioningtw 15 points (+16|-1)

Gross. I guess it is more like, being obsessed with babies to the degree you want to take care of all of them is beyond creepy and reeks of narcissism.

[–] Turtlefuzz 12 points (+13|-1)

Right. "I'm so womanly and maternal, look at how I love all these babies that aren't mine!" 🙄

[–] Stealthygal 14 points (+14|-0)

I've known some who did - one who felt addicted to pregnancy and a baby at the breast. Her husband turned out to be a molester so in retrospect maybe she was trying to hold his probably creepy sex at bay.

[–] [Deleted] 11 points (+11|-0)

I mean, I love babies and kids, but literally nothing of what this dude is describing has ever happened to me. I just find them cute and adorable, I never think of their smell or anything. And the sound of a baby crying is distressing, I can't help but think that the baby is uncomfortable or in pain.

Same. I'm 6 months pregnant and my hormones are in overdrive and I can safely say that I haven't felt anything even remotely close to what this man is describing either. The only thing I've been smelling is the Flaming Hot Cheetos, but that's probably because I constantly crave them.

I find it really funny that these clowns go on estrogen for 1 month and suddenly they're the more feminine and more maternal than cis women. Also, it sounds like he's fetishizing babies as some kind of accessory or plaything. Honestly, if a TIM had the "urge" to randomly pick up my crying child, he'd get a kick straight in his nards.

[–] lucretiamott 26 points (+26|-0)

Can someone drive me to the ophthalmologist? My eyes rolled so far back in my head they're now stuck there

[–] questioningtw 18 points (+18|-0)

I would offer you a ride; but I think all of us here need a bus to get to the ophthalmologist for the same reason.

[–] [Deleted] 13 points (+13|-0)

The “deeply engrained desire” is what got me. Dear god. These people are so delusional.

[–] bwareit 18 points (+18|-0)

Maybe my body makes a different kind of estrogen that makes me want to disconnect my brain and put it in a blender when I hear babies cry in public.

[–] Stealthygal 11 points (+11|-0)

It's Manstrogen! You're clearly a dude-leaning intersex person assigned female at birth!

I was under the impression that hating the sound of babies crying was universal, especially if you've had to take care of a baby yourself.

[–] hmimperialtortie 17 points (+17|-0)

How long before he’s talking openly about his lactation fetish, hmm?

[–] [Deleted] 15 points (+15|-0)

Holy shit you are good. Just posted this from the very same user over in o/itsafetish. Lactation fetish confirmed.

[–] hmimperialtortie 9 points (+9|-0) Edited

It’s me super-keen tortie senses, lol.

Edit - or not; I had seen that one but didn’t know it was the same creep!

[–] [Deleted] 16 points (+16|-0)

Wtf? I'm a woman that loves babies and I've always wanted to be a mother and this is not my experience at all!

[–] GCRadFem 16 points (+16|-0) Edited

I wouldn’t let them within a mile of anyone’s baby.

[–] [Deleted] 15 points (+15|-0)

Not exactly the picture of mental stability you want in a babysitter.

[–] GrendelsMother 12 points (+12|-0)

That feeling you get when a living, helpless thing is in distress and you want to fix it is called "empathy." I find it troubling that he believes it is exclusive to women.

[–] legopants 11 points (+13|-2) Edited

When I hear a baby crying in public I get super irritated because I'm usually working and the parent is making no attempt to quiet their child AND because the sound really can be obnoxious. And that's creepy either way. I would run if heard my young cousin crying or someone else I care about/know, not to some randos baby I heard in public.

I love the reducing of women down to "want babies :(" as well, all because guy took hormones, like wow women have been fighting to be seen as more than just child bearers forever

[–] Stealthygal 10 points (+10|-0)

I, a non parent who loves babies and kids, get upset. I often wonder if I'd have been an abusive parent due to how awfully sad the cry makes me. They sometimes get a cry of existential angst, not dirty diaper or hunger or pain, and it makes me want to join in. I KNOW, LITTLE BABY. I KNOW.

[–] hmimperialtortie 9 points (+10|-1)

Same. I find the sound of their crying or screaming in public extremely annoying. Doesn’t produce run-over-and-soothe-the-infant feelings at all. More like “get the hell out of there if the parent can’t or won’t quiet the kid.”

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