For All of the Anti-Breeding Women Out There...
The atheist community seems overrun by people who have no desire to reproduce. Not just that, but some even despise the concept and those who continue to do so. This is likely due to the fact that people with high levels of intelligence and education tend to have smaller families, and I am by no means trying to criticize anybodys personal choices, but the oft-quoted and equally misconstrued studies about that correlation lead to division between the "breeders" and the childless.
In the spirit of informed choice, I feel that it is necessary for both groups to understand that repercussions of their chosen lifestyle. The following piece is a tidbit that represents only a small fraction of the data on women's health and childbearing. Contrary to popular opinion, having children makes you healthier. Maybe also insane, but it significantly lowers the risk of certain diseases, including things like breast cancer if you breastfeed (which you should, but that's another topic).
And don't worry--I haven't forgotten about Vox Day. I'm just giving my readers a break.
There are many women who decide not to have children at all. But this is a wrong choice, because childbirth makes women healthier. Sounds strange? No. Women with children have better eyesight, coordination and memory. They are more energetic and stay so even at an advanced age, than their peers having no children. But what makes those women so?
Scientists at University of Richmond have found the described fact. The reason of these qualities of women with children is that during pregnancy and childbirth the woman’s body develops a significant amount of hormones, which cause changes in the mind. Due to them women having children can also see and remember things better. By the way, this also refers to animals. Thus, the advantages of pregnancy stay for long years.