So Ross Douthat wrote an editorial about the declining birthrate and all the problems associated with it. This, of course, would require more women having babies, and there is nothing more offensive to modern feminists than women having babies. So a lot of screaming has ensued such as this piece in The Nation going on about how horrible and misogynistic Douthat is… but not refuting the idea that we’re pretty screwed when we have a population mainly of seniors with few young people to work and support them. I notice this is actually a common tactic of the left: Get really, really angry and then think that somehow negates obvious truths.
We see this with the spending debates where when we say we can’t afford all our spending and cuts have to be made, so they scream about how these cuts will hurt people… yet none of this refutes the fact that WE. CAN’T. AFFORD. IT.
And that’s who the left is really angry at: Reality. It’s the one that says women have to have babies. It’s the one that made math and imposes it on budgets. But no matter how much you scream, reality is never bullied.