Just get the snip, man...

Apparently even big Hollywood stars need to be reminded of the dangers of baby jail:
Jude Law, 41, stunned fans today when he revealed he is set to become a father for the fifth time. 
Upcoming singer/songwriter Catherine Harding, also known as Cat Cavelli, is the woman expecting his child and is said to be around five months pregnant, a statement given by Law's representative to MailOnline revealed.

The 23-year-old enjoyed a romance with the star and it is understood to have conceived around May/June, while spending six weeks with him on location in the Czech Republic where he was believed to have been filming Spy. The baby will be Law's fifth child, by three different partners. 
A spokesman for the actor said in the statement: 'I can confirm that Jude Law and Catherine Harding are expecting a child together in the spring.

'Whilst they are no longer in a relationship, they are both wholeheartedly committed to raising their child.

'They consider this a private matter and other than this confirmation no statement will be made.
In case you're wondering, this is what Jude Law's latest baby mamma looks like:

Not exactly unattractive. Even with that stupid pose.

Now, let's be clear about this- if you've banged Sadie Frost, Sienna Miller, and a woman who looks like that, along with a long list of other paramours, you don't need game advice from anybody.

But if you've had five children by three women, then you're in the running for the Evander Holyfield Award for Terrible Planning, and the Mohammed Ali Award for Poor Choices.

(Side note: what is it about black athletes making absolutely terrible choices with their personal lives? I'm genuinely curious about this; I don't speak jive or ebonics, and I'm not exactly "up" on hip-hop culture, so I have no idea what it comes down to. Anyone got any reasonably cogent theories? Stick 'em in the comments, let's hear 'em.)

I have nothing whatsoever against a high-status man having sex with beautiful women. If anything, such men are to be admired and emulated for their sociosexual prowess.

However, their lack of personal control and planning is not to be admired.

Think about it. A child is a huge and incredibly important responsibility. A human baby is a completely innocent creature, brought into this world either through the results of fecund love and affection, or, in this case, a total lack of any kind of forward planning. What kind of man- even a wealthy and successful man like Jude Law- consigns his child to bastardy and a life without a strong father figure?

Answer: a highly irresponsible, highly reckless, and not particularly sensible one.

I could easily be wrong. Jude Law might well be a fantastic dad. But, given the historical track record of men who have multiple children by multiple women and then, well, don't commit to any of them, I think we're safe in assuming that this is not the case with Mr. Law.

The lesson for the rest of us men is fairly straightforward. If you're not going to settle down and do things the Christian way early on, by all means, go out there and have fun. Enjoy yourself, and enjoy the women that your pursuits bring you. Such a lifestyle is a legitimate choice and as long as you are willing to accept the sacrifices and demands required to maintain that lifestyle, well, that's entirely up to you.

But don't abuse that lifestyle by bringing innocent life into this world in such tawdry fashion. Get snipped or use protection, at all times.

Be honest with yourself and with society; if you know that you're not fit to be, at minimum, a committed and loving parent, and if on top of that you are not prepared to be a partner to the woman who conceived and carried your child, then you are being wantonly foolish and must be held to account for your stupidity. There is absolutely no good reason why the consequences of your foolhardy stupidity should be visited upon your child.

And of course, there's the economic argument. A vasectomy is cheap, simple, easy to procure, and (mostly) reversible if you're crazy enough desperate ready to settle down with a good (enough) woman. (Who hopefully likes dogs. Proper, big dogs. Not those stupid mutated rats that we call "chihuahuas".)

A baby, by contrast, is really damned expensive. Even for a Hollywood movie star. I'm told- since I don't have children, I can't comment on the veracity of this- that babies are Very Very Costly and can take up Significant Amounts of Resources. They also take anywhere between 15 and 25 years to train to the point where they are self-sufficient and can be relied upon to make decisions for themselves without causing themselves and others severe bodily and/or emotional harm.

(Again, so I am told.)

So, if you're like Jude Law and you like a good roll in the hay with a beautiful woman, but don't have the wit, the will, or the wisdom to be a good and committed father and husband, just get snipped and save yourself, your child, and the rest of society a LOT of time, trouble, and expense.


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