Women are under real pressure to have kids, though. They have a biological clock. So women who are the typical age of entrepreneurs—25—need to be looking for someone to mate with. Think about it. If you want to have kids before you’re 35—when your biological clock explodes—then you need to start when you’re 30, allowing for one miscarriage, which is more probable than most young people think. If you need to start having kids when you’re 30, you probably need to meet the guy you’re going to marry by the time you’re 27, so you can date for a year, get married, and live together for a year before kids. If you need to meet that guy by 27, you are very distracted during your prime startup time.

Penelope Trunk, “Women Don’t Want to Do Startups. They want children.” (via rkb)

And then what if you plan on having more than one miscarriage? The more miscarriages you put in your Excel spreadsheet, the sooner you’ll have to find a man to put that future miscarriage inside you. And what if you need more than a year to plan your wedding? What with all the miscarriages you’ll be having and venues you’ll be visiting and “distracting” pits you’ll be digging in the woods and covering with leaves for your future mate to fall into, why, you’re going to have to start looking for a man while YOUR MOTHER IS MISCARRYING YOU! And do not even get me started on finding the right engagement photographer; just thinking about makes me want to miscarriage myself.

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