Why do people stare and make rude comments towards large families?

My aunt in law has 8 kids. The youngest just turned one last week and she is now 10 weeks pregnant with number 9. Whenever she is out in public with her children, people stare at her. She even gets rude comments. People will say things like the following: " are all of those yours?!" " why did... show more My aunt in law has 8 kids. The youngest just turned one last week and she is now 10 weeks pregnant with number 9.

Whenever she is out in public with her children, people stare at her. She even gets rude comments. People will say things like the following:

" are all of those yours?!"

" why did you have so many kids?!"

" don't you know what causes that?!"

My aunt in law is a traditionalist Catholic and does not believe in using birth control. I respect her beliefs. I have never made such rude comments to her as the above.

Why do people stare and make rude comments towards large families?
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