Are Women Without Kids Smarter?

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Women: does your desire to have kids make you dumb? A study out of the London School of Economics claims to have found a correlation between the urge to have kids and a lower IQ score. Laci looks at the science behind the widely published study and whether these outlandish claims hold water.

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29 comments

Sydney Whitfield January 6, 2018 - 4:41 AM

When I was a young child I wanted kids as I grew older I decided that I don't want to anymore

anonymous January 9, 2018 - 9:45 AM

Personally I don't think my gene pool is that special that it's worth preserving over the other billions of humans on the planet. Also considering looming environmental disasters, resource shortages, political instability, etc, I don't think I really want to bring another human into the world to suffer through all that. Also even having a child at all is another human forced onto the planet and into the rat race that never even agreed to be born. I also don't think I'll have enough money to even buy a house or retire or anything in the future, let alone support a child. Maybe a little pessimistic but that's just my two cents.

Succ Ulent January 13, 2018 - 5:57 AM

Sorry. No kids. I don't want our world to explode.

Tarzee Says: January 21, 2018 - 5:09 AM

Having been born in 1964, I can tell you I'm literally living in the movie IDIOCRACY! Most of you guys are not old enough to have seen the sea change in the human condition. The premise of the movie IDIOCRACY is that natural selection reverses it's self as a result of decades of social engineering; where the most fit inadvertently prolonged breeding indefinitely for careers and hopes of better economical conditions so they can raise a family on one income while the least fit and the most backward at the bottom of society continue to breed like rabbits and cockroaches as the most intelligent of society die off and disappear. The movie depicts a near future where the average IQ is in the high 80's or worse, and being able to read this considered to be gay and ridiculed. The movie was a funny comedy in the 90's, but now it's a sad commentary of today's generations; especially since the measured IQ of today's population has dropped a measured 14 points to 86, and it's illegal for the military to induct anyone with a measured IQ of 83. That tells me the population has been brain damaged like in the book BRAVE NEW WORLD; which explains why I feel like I'm living amongst a population of Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons. I'm no genius, but damn! I feel like the proverbial one eyed man in the world of the blind! The point being Social Engineering like feminism and Cultural Marxism has reversed and inverted Natural Selection.

joe joe January 23, 2018 - 5:41 PM

This is bullshit.

StaringanimE1 February 12, 2018 - 1:26 AM

💙💜

darkPegasista March 4, 2018 - 3:54 AM

kids are a waste of time and space. As a woman i feel like i'm only good for this world if i make more babies but come on thats such nonsense. I want to accomplish better things in life

acts chapterten March 23, 2018 - 7:58 PM

A TOTAL CROCK OF SHIT.

acts chapterten March 23, 2018 - 7:58 PM

I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN AND MY IQ IS 144

acts chapterten March 23, 2018 - 8:03 PM

SO EVERYONE THAT POSTS HERE IS A DUMBASS BECAUSE THEIR MOTHER HAS A LOWER IQ. THIS IS HILARIOUS.

AnimeloverKyoko Shimizu April 3, 2018 - 1:01 AM

Ahh! This video made my day! Thank you so much.

Sarada Uchiha April 5, 2018 - 11:40 AM

Population is only increasing in Africa, countries like Nigeria. They all are and will have very serious baby boom… *Western countries are actually losing their population sister

Sarada Uchiha April 5, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Western civilization will die, and islamists will rule the world suppressing the women, and will make them to have a lot of children.

Victor Fanai April 11, 2018 - 9:34 PM

I'd love to know the background of these people and how exactly did they co-relate the increase in IQ points to dropping in desire to have kids.

There are such things as pseudo science, and extracting data to meet your objective…

Let me put it this way, and I don't even need to go outside, do some fancy research or have some worthless school's name to back me up..

My claims –

1) The rise in popularity and influence of hip hop & rap music is directly proportional to the degradation mentality & morally of American & Western society. Especially the black community.

2) The rise of western power and technological advancement is directly proportional to two times the violence of this planet. Eg. World wars.

3) The founding of western feminist movement is directly proportion to the sexual degradation i.e pornography and other abominable sexual acts..

Note : you can reference the years in which these movements, events occurred with historical dates.

P.S – Stop putting SCIENCE on the front of your stupid agendas. I bet homosexuals came up with this 'RESEARCH'.. Especially men who love to be stabbed in the asshole..

Sandy Rene' October 25, 2018 - 3:24 AM

I don't want kids because I don't want high priced little meat sacks that do nothing but spew shit and vomit everywhere.

Patrick Saxon December 25, 2018 - 3:19 AM

The only thing good about women is having babies? According to the bible, that is the purpose of a woman, to bring souls into this world, the more children bringing in gifts of life from the lord. It is a sin to use any forms of birth control.

Marina Freed December 26, 2018 - 8:06 AM

We are smarter who don’t have kids I’m childfree I have two birds and one cat that’s all

Millie Sosilly January 11, 2019 - 8:39 PM

Women without kids are also more brainwashed by the school system to never have kids. All they know is pseudo science 😂

Peter Verstappen February 13, 2019 - 3:23 PM

certainly smart enough not to have kids.

Hozzy Daemon March 28, 2019 - 5:39 AM

Responsible women don’t have kids they can’t afford. Responsible women don’t marry men who beat us or who won’t stick around as soon as your pregnant. Do it right or don’t do it at all. Real women refuse to eat out of the hand of our enemy- GOVERNMENT.

Onnah Moore April 17, 2019 - 7:25 AM

I have reason not to have a babies
1 they well keep me up all night
2 they going to cry every night
3 there very noying
4 kids and babies is going to ask like they a dame demon around you. and that’s why I don’t have kids I’m glade and I never got pregnant and I’m a woman and I’am 29 years old

Matt Parker April 18, 2019 - 8:03 PM

WHERE? I’m a 35yo guy and I’m pretty convinced I’m going to be alone forever. I can’t find a woman that doesn’t want children. They’re like unicorns, they only exist on YouTube

Angeline Asbell April 27, 2019 - 7:55 PM

why is this girl so cringe?

mizzmini45 June 26, 2019 - 10:41 PM

Who cares? Life is so pointless and people creating more people for themselves is a complete waste of time. I’m still angry my desperate conformity parents put me into this foolishness

Outlaw88 And the wild bunch August 15, 2019 - 8:41 AM

Chooses to be childfree
Accidentally gets pregnant one week later

Monica _ex_d December 23, 2019 - 8:04 PM

I have nothing against kids, I just don't plan on having any. I don't judge anyone who choose to be parents and am genuinely happy for them, I've been labeled selfish etc etc but I know the person I am and what makes me happy. It's very important to be happy cause we only live once, no matter what we choose, respect is the key ❤️

Mc Kitty July 16, 2020 - 10:48 PM

So many of the people who mindlessly have kids because they are "supposed to" and just do it without thinking really should not have kids…

luvs July 17, 2020 - 10:07 PM

Babies are cute and I'm sure it's a heartwarming and beautiful experience to be a mother but there is also the other side, raising kids is no joke, I am not interested in it, I know I won't make a good mother. So why be selfish bring another life to the world and be a shit parent.

Queen Min August 6, 2020 - 8:09 AM

Kids are germy, suck up your time, energy, health, money, and sanity. I’ve nannied, I know what I’m talking about. Just not for me. Even if I was a billionaire, there’s not enough money, time, or desire to do it.