Britney Spears wants a baby girl for the worst reason ever

Britney Spears is looking luminous and lovely on the January 2014 cover of InStyle, which will be available on Friday, December 13. She looks happy and healthy enough that you might forget all the issues she has been through, but something she revealed in the accompanying article strikes me as a little disturbing. You see, although Britney is already the mother of two beautiful boys, she would really like to have a girl. Nothing wrong or disturbing about that at all, but her reasoing for wanting a baby girl is not sound. Are you ready for it?


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She seems to want a baby girl to help her combat the loneliness she feels. She said in the interview about her future baby girl: "I think she would be like a mini-me. I think it's going to be crazy. I'm not going to feel as alone in the world anymore. I'm going to feel like I have a second person, like, that's me." Ah, I totally feel ya, mama. Life can be a lonely and alienating experience and it has got to be nuts for you because your life in the public eye is so out of the ordinary, but you shouldn't have a child and expect her to be anything like you. She might not be. She's going to be her very own person and the more you want her to be a mini-you, the more chances will be stacked that she'll want to be nothing like you. It's just too much pressure to put on another human being whether you created them or not.

I get the Britney is expressing something that maybe many women feel and I'm not going to bash her for it. I'm sure if and when she has a daughter, she will love her very much, but we can't have children to help us with our problems, emotional or otherwise. That should not be a reason to procreate. Just like we shouldn't have babies to save marriages.

Image via InStyle

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