This is a repost from my Tumblr Account. I’ll be moving most of my original posts from there to here.
Children are not property. Nor are they pets, decorations or items of amusement. They are small human beings.
As such children require certain things to live, thrive and to grow into adulthood.
I recently came across someone in a comment section of a rather wonderful article regarding Masculism and how some men are oppressed due to toxic masculinity and gender roles.
While the article and many of the comments themselves are wonderful, not so much this commenter and their comments.
The kid they chose to have is taken away from them and then they still have to pay for stuff for the kid, even though they functionally don’t have a kid anymore.
As a parent who has not seen her child on a regular basis more than once every two weeks for two days, can I just say how very fucked up and wrong this thinking is?
Anger and hurt and a million other negative emotions rage inside of me thinking about the idea that someone could have a child and then decide that it’s okay not to ensure that child gets whatever they need to live and thrive because they no longer have that child as a daily fixture in their life.
Fuck that. Fuck the very idea that someone could have a kid and then just dismiss them outright because they don’t get the custody they think they deserve.
It’s a child, not a piece of property. You don’t get to own the child when a relationship or marriage doesn’t work out.
And fuck anyone who thinks a child isn’t affected by this kind of attitude and doesn’t know when a parent doesn’t give a fuck about them but just wants their property.