In Defense of the Deliberately Large Family

Yes, I have six siblings. No, my parents are not socially malformed zealots bent on subjecting women to "The Patriarchy" or engineering a global food crisis.

That should go without saying, shouldn't it? But no—having more than a few kids is weird, if not irresponsible, according to a society that has forgotten what sex is for. Parents of large families are often the objects not only of jokes and superior smiles,...


is a journalism student at Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. He was an intern for Salvo during the production of the Fall 2014 issue.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #30, fall 2014 Copyright © 2020 Salvo |