That Biological Clock App You Didn’t Ask For Is Here
10:00 am, July 3rd | by Laura Donovan
I stopped liking “Sex and the City” around the time that ninny character Charlotte York complained of her ticking biological clock and being “re-productively challenged,” so it’s absolutely terrifying to know that there’s now an app to determine when the former is going to hit.
The Wonder Clock app, which costs just under $2 on iTunes, “counts down a woman’s biological clock in real time” and reminds female users that their days as reproductive entities are in fact numbered. The Wonder Clock is also a conceptual art project by artist Mira Kaddoura, who was inspired to create the project upon visiting the doctor and being informed that she’s slowly but surely running out of time to have kids. According to the Wonder Clock site, Kaddoura has a little less than ten years before she’s unable to bear children of her own. We all really needed to know that.
A part of me is tempted to cough up a few bucks for the app, as I’d really like to conceive someday and don’t want to wait until it’s too late, but I have enough things to worry about without having to guilt myself into shacking up with the next guy who isn’t a complete asshat to me just to follow my biological clock. Women are stressed out as is, and they don’t need to look at an app like this to be reminded that they’re probably far behind their predecessors in terms of child bearing. I don’t want to see anyone rush to get married or pregnant because of a “conceptual” clock.