It’s not all indie pictures and insightful quotes for 20 year olds in life.
And it’s funny how I have come to realise this.
People don’t talk about this enough. They don’t tell you that one day someone very close to you will have to face one of the hardest decisions of their life, and how suddenly everything will be different.
They don’t talk about the stigma attached, even though it’s one of the biggest contradictions that could exist- she’s either thought of as the one who is “knocked up”, or “the one who couldn’t go through with it”. Positive connotations do not exist when it comes to this for someone under the age of 25.
I don’t understand.
I recently heard of a story where a 51 year old woman was pregnant through IVF. All of the money spent on trying to get one human life, which ultimately will always have a 51 year generation gap as it grows up. It’s grandma-looking mother would be at it’s 21st with a walking stick. All of the time, money and research spent on creating one life would be celebrated as a breakthrough in the wider medical field.Cos that’s what science is meant for, right?
Yet when it happens naturally, to one of the most beautiful people in the world, it’s only met with a stereotype.
How is something so unnatural as a baby made in a tube, more acceptable these days than when it occurs naturally?