>>22832>acting like the rhetoric involved matters
NTA, but tbh in these arguments, most of those guys don't actually want to childcare/be real dads (if they do, usually they just want the status). They're more looking for a justification for their behavior to basically deflect all criticism away. The age thing is largely an abstraction they've weaponized to justify devaluing most women into trash, and to "defang" the fact that millions upon millions of men are predators looking to exploit young girls.
There's a lot of other factors that seemingly have greater consequences (i.e., income, parental involvement and quality thereof, good genes of parents) on a child's life that many statistics back up they completely ignore. They already hate women for caring about many of them (i.e., accuse women of hypergamy). They also probably don't really care about the extremely minutiae increase of birth defects either.
They basically hold "haha, well, it's only logical, because fertility! Age doesn't matter for men!" over womens' heads constantly; in reality, age also matters for men and so does many, many other things.