Pet-ernity leave?

30 Apr

Yep. (As if me-ternity leave wasn’t absurd enough…)

In this ludicrous op-ed from Julie Bindel writing in The Guardian, a clear, unmistakable, and shameless parallel is drawn between the “rights” of pet owners, and parents of human children. The semantic goal for Bindel in this piece? That pet owners should be allowed to to get paid time off from work to take care of their animals. Bindel states that it’s only fair since humans are afforded the same rights for their children.


I assume that whatever farcical animal-worshiping foolishness takes place in England can also be found in the United States. Of course.  First World problems are tiresome and predictable across the pond.

Stick a fork in us; we’re done…


38 responses to “Pet-ernity leave?

  1. Socially Extinct

    April 30, 2016 at 2:07 am

    You know what’s next, just because science will make it possible?

    Women will soon incubate doggy embryos.

    • Will S.

      April 30, 2016 at 2:09 am


      • Socially Extinct

        April 30, 2016 at 2:13 am

        There will be no genetic exchange or interaction; women will simply supply their uterus (uteri) as incubators/nests for their pup’s spawn. I’m surprised it hasn’t happened yet.

      • Will S.

        April 30, 2016 at 2:21 am

        Then they can breastfeed the puppies, until the sharp puppy teeth hurt their nipples…

      • Socially Extinct

        April 30, 2016 at 2:22 am

        We laugh now…!

      • Will S.

        April 30, 2016 at 2:24 am


    • Senghendrake

      April 30, 2016 at 4:12 pm

      You joke, but I can almost see this happening.

      • Will S.

        May 8, 2016 at 1:14 pm

        There’s a scary thought…

  2. Jacob

    April 30, 2016 at 3:23 am

    This is the natural consequence of Western narcissism. The end results are flooding in, and yet the Alt-Right insists the West is still the essence of modern civilization. It has always been a failing experiment, as anyone with a working knowledge of Scripture knows. The house of cards is falling, the West is no longer able to deny the depleted heart inside that Iron Man chest. The last days are here for the West, but a new age is beginning elsewhere. If you identify as a Westerner and don’t have a Heavenly exit strategy, prepare to be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

    • Will S.

      April 30, 2016 at 3:30 am


    • infowarrior1

      April 30, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Narcissism causes death:

      • Will S.

        May 1, 2016 at 1:42 am

        The wages of sin…

      • infowarrior1

        May 1, 2016 at 1:52 am

        The sheer banality of it.

      • Will S.

        May 1, 2016 at 9:09 am

        Yes; evil is oft quite banal; it isn’t always overt and striking.

      • infowarrior1

        May 2, 2016 at 6:07 am

        Are you saying foolishness is wickedness?

      • Will S.

        May 2, 2016 at 9:55 am

        No, though it can be; I’m merely noting that what is striking about evil is how ORDINARY and everyday it can be, in the most mundane things. Hence why we must fight it; it’s all around us, everywhere, and in order for it not to win, we must fight. (Yes, I know God is sovereign, and evil will not win, but we must still fight it; we are called to do so.)

      • infowarrior1

        May 5, 2016 at 1:40 am

        It seems that God’s creation doesn’t tolerate foolishness either. Ending in an automatic death penalty in some cases or castration.

      • Will S.

        May 5, 2016 at 2:24 am


  3. Sanne

    April 30, 2016 at 4:49 am

    Well, I have known people who took time off work when they acquired a puppy, just to be sure everything goes fine. Of course, they had to pay it themselves (they had children, too, so it wasn’t the case of substitute parenting). Paid leave to take care of your pet is a different thing entirely, but it’s England, after all.I remember reading about a lady who got alimony after divorce so she could stay home and take care of her horses.

    • Will S.

      April 30, 2016 at 7:57 am

      I don’t mind if people take personal time off work for whatever they need / want, so long as it isn’t mandatory for employers to give it to them.

      • bluebird of bitterness

        May 2, 2016 at 11:08 pm

        I agree. When will governments ever learn to mind their own damn business? (Yes, that was a rhetorical question.)

      • Will S.

        May 3, 2016 at 1:52 am


  4. Sanne

    April 30, 2016 at 4:50 am

    It all wouldn’t be necessary, btw, if (married) women stayed home, as they used to do.

  5. feeriker

    April 30, 2016 at 10:21 am

    I still wonder if this isn’t satire, although since we’re talking about England here it’s impossible to know for sure. Then again, pretty much everything coming of the UK anymore takes the form of satire, whether it’s intentional or not.

    • Will S.

      April 30, 2016 at 10:26 am

      The second link is from the States, though.

      This is real, alas…

  6. feeriker

    April 30, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Women will soon incubate doggy embryos.

    I really do believe that the typical western –especially North American– woman would much prefer raising puppies to raising a human baby. Quite frankly, for any human baby’s sake, I’d prefer to see them raise puppies too (although I would also pity the poor unfortunate puppies).

  7. Sanne

    April 30, 2016 at 10:44 am

    Feeriker, how did you arrive at this conclusion? Personally I know plenty of women who are happily raising their own children. And why is it either or? You can have children and still be fond of your pets. Sometimes I really do wonder whether you guys prefer to see everything in the darkest way possible.

    • Sean

      April 30, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      Concern troll noted.

      • Sanne

        April 30, 2016 at 3:23 pm

        Did you mean me? I’m quite a regular commenter on this blog.

    • feeriker

      April 30, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      Sometimes I really do wonder whether you guys prefer to see everything in the darkest way possible.

      Speaking only for myself, no, I definitely don’t prefer to see things in such an aura of gloom. Alas, however, that’s how things usually present themselves without any help from me. It’s just symptomatic of this sick, satanic society we’re stuck in the middle of.

      Just for the record, my approach to life is essentially this: expect the worst by default and always be prepared. If you should instead find good, or even the best, then praise God for the blessing and enjoy it. The fact is that while we’ve always lived in a fallen world, all evidence indicates that we are now entering the last of days, with all that that entails (TL;DR version: vileness and evil in everyone and everything).

      Cynical? Perhaps, but I prefer the term “realistic,” with the caveat that seeing people and the world around us as a dark place isn’t a bad thing, nor is it a sign of despair. We just need to remember that Scripture warns us all about this, but that we are to focus on what is to come afterward.

      In sumnary, while we exist amidst human darkness, our faith is in someone and something higher.

      • Sanne

        May 1, 2016 at 6:21 am

        I see your point. I’m more post-millennial in my outlook so I believe things will improve eventually. Europeans had lived through worse times than these and survived.

      • Will S.

        May 1, 2016 at 9:11 am

        I’m a-mil in my eschatology, so I have neither an inherently optimistic nor pessimistic bent, as to whether things will improve or continue declining; I can go either way. 🙂

  8. Cecil Henry

    April 30, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Nut job. Total selfish, manipulative nutjob.

    “Now, legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, public schools, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on, and so on.”

    • feeriker

      April 30, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      This is one major reason why the economy is contracting and fewer employers are willing to hire anyone. Entitlement povision at the point of a government gun barrel ultimately kills economic growth.


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