In the UK, BBC magazine ran a parallel story called “Your post-pregnancy tales: Stretch marks, scars and ‘breasts like zeppelins'” which further ridiculed the ideal of White motherhood.
The US Mainstream Media – CNN, CBS News, Fox News and The View on ABC News – have all piled on to the Time magazine story to discuss the pros and cons of “the childfree life.”
A few years ago, The Daily Beast ran an article called “Cuckolding: The Sex Fetish for Intellectuals.” It was described as “S&M for Ph.D.s: Cuckolding, in which men watch their wives have sex with other guys, is catching on among people with high IQs who revel in the psychological agony.”
Yesterday, we saw that Don Ennis, an ABC News editor, had come to work in May in a black dress and an auburn wig, and had announced to his co-workers that he was becoming a woman, and would henceforth be known as “Dawn Ennis,” but had changed his mind by August and is currently undergoing hormone therapy to reassume his manhood. This was considered perfectly normal by his “wonderful colleagues” at ABC News.
Lost in the noise of a world gone mad, I stumbled across a story in The Guardian on “the childfree life” which drew my attention to a book by a Japanese psychologist that attempts to explain why smart women aren’t having children, and why smart people in general are failing to pursue their ethnic genetic interests:
“It seems that women these days are too clever for their own good, at least when it comes to making babies. Research emerging from the London School of Economics examining the links between intelligence and maternal urges in women claims that more of the former means less of the latter. In an ideal world, such findings might be interpreted as smart women making smart choices, but instead it seems that this research is just adding fuel to the argument that women who don’t have children, regardless of the reason, are not just selfish losers but dumb ones as well.
Satoshi Kanazawa, the LSE psychologist behind the research, discussed the findings that maternal urges drop by 25% with every extra 15 IQ points in his book The Intelligence Paradox. In the opening paragraph of the chapter titled “Why intelligent people are the ultimate losers in life”, he makes his feelings about voluntary childlessness very clear:
Here’s a direct quote from the book:
“If any value is deeply evolutionarily familiar, it is reproductive success. If any value is truly unnatural, if there is one thing that humans (and all other species in nature) are decisively not designed for, it is voluntary childlessness. All living organisms in nature, including humans, are evolutionarily designed to reproduce. Reproductive success is the ultimate end of all biological existence. …”
Kanazawa dismisses the idea that higher education and demanding careers are responsible for the low fecundity of intelligent women:
“That said then, Kanazawa finds it paradoxical that intelligent women apparently don’t possess the desire to pursue what should be the ultimate goal of their biological existence, (hence the loser reference). He says that it’s not yet known why intelligent women are having less babies but says it’s not the reason most people assume, that women with higher IQs are more likely to go to college and have demanding careers. Basically he seems to come to the paradoxical conclusion that intelligent women just aren’t all that wise.”
Note: Satoshi Kanazawa is the London School of Economics psychologist who made international headlines when he claimed that black women were less attractive than women other races.
Occidental Dissent will be reviewing his book, The Intelligence Paradox: Why the Intelligent Choice Isn’t Always the Smart One, which explores why the smartest people are so often found doing the dumbest things.