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Katy Perry Doesn’t Need a Man to Have a Baby

Fathers are apparently optional.

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Leslie Loftis

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August 15, 2014 - 1:21 pm
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In “Yes, Katy Perry, Babies Need Daddies,” D.C. McAllister wrote about Katy Perry’s declaration to Rolling Stone that this is 2014 and she doesn’t need a man to have a baby. But McAllister just touches the tip of the iceberg on both Perry and children’s need for fathers.

Perry is being more callous to her future child than the typical woman who realizes that she wants a baby, doesn’t happen to have a partner, and, therefore, for her convenience decides that she doesn’t need a man to have a baby. Perry left her marriage to Russell Brand a few short years ago because he was ready to have a baby and she wasn’t. From a piece I did in 2012 on pop rock and the hookup culture:

In her movie Part of Me, Katy Perry addresses her divorce, essentially stating the Love Myth. “I thought to myself, ‘When I find that person that’s going to be my life partner, I won’t ever have to choose [between my partner and my career].”

Before anyone thinks that this is just the silly and self-centered musings of a Hollywood starlet, this notion of easy love that never requires compromise passes for thoughtful feminist discourse these days.

Perry saw her husband’s desire to start a family as trying to force her to slow down her career when she didn’t want to. To be perfectly blunt, she chose her career over her marriage and her future child’s ability to have a father. She doesn’t have the typical excuse that she was unlucky in love and is now hearing the ticks of her biological clock pound in her ears.

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Katy, you may not need "the man" but the baby needs a Dad.
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Who is Katy Perry?
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Don't forget that her last husband was Russell Brand. He probably put her off men for the next few hundred years. Noxious little man.
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To be a devil's advocate, father custody might result in better outcomes because it's a rare special circumstance -- the mother is probably a screw up, and the dad is an upstanding citizen.
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In Katy's defense just look at her ex husband. Breeding material? She could do better on skid row.
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In my younger days, I shared a house with a young woman who was a dead ringer for Perry. It was platonic. She got it in her head one day that she wanted a baby, and intended to raise it herself. I asked her, "what about the father?" She says, "don't need him, and anyway, you'll be around," meaning me. . I hinted that if I was going to act the daddy, I should be the actual daddy. She never had that baby.
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Hollywood Lefties...a special sort of stupid...
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Not surprised that a dunce like her would make that statement.
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I think that Katy Perry could catch pregnant from a strong breeze.
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A very large number of women seem to consider a child a consumer good, just a very high maintenance one.
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More see it as justification for confiscating other people's earnings, and to avoid responsibility and accountability.
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Men, take all the Katy Perry stuff away from your women. All of 'em, not just the daughters.
Do it NOW. It's for their own good and the good of your grandkids.

And an election is coming soon. Vote Male. Stop the State from playing ersatz husband.
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It's unfortunate that she doesn't listen to rap or grunge music. A lot of the songs are from singers angry at their fathers for not being there for them.
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Michael Balzary, AKA Flea, talking about his children: “It’s funny how you always hear people saying that classic parent attitude of, ‘I brought you into this word, I gave you life!’ You know, it’s just, I think, completely the opposite. My kids gave me life. They gave me a reason.”

http://vdownload.eu/watch/1057700-the-other-f-word-interview-with-flea-michael-balzary-on-fatherhood.html
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Oh jeez, that quote broke my heart.
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