If we all waited for tenureship [to have children] there would be a lot of bitter dried up old childless prunes. This is eexactly the attitude that encourages departments to be filled with the old boys network + childless humourless females.
I can hope that PhysiolMum was referring only to women who want kids at some point in their lives but keep putting it off and not to those who have no emotional or biological drive to have kids–like myself, a woman who is pushing 30 and has no desire to interact with children on a daily basis, even if they were my own. Otherwise, it seems I am destined to become a bitter, dried-up, old, humorless female in the old boys club. Perhaps someone should warn Paramed.