I’m part of an online make-up group where we chat about beauty products, but also random chit-chat. The subject of kids came up, and unwanted pregnancy. Some women had said how they absolutely did not want to have children yet feel that society judges them for that decision. Why? Why is it acceptable for a man to say he never wants children, yet when a woman says it it’s seen as a terrible thing!?
I think it’s sensible. These women explained how they’re happy without kids, that they’re too selfish and not interested in baby puke or constantly seeing to nappy changes. We’re not all programmed to be maternal! I can absolutely understand why they don’t want to bring up a child. It’s hard work. It’s not all fun and games. You have to give up a lot of your life to raise a family.
So why is it OK to see it as a bad thing? Why act shocked when a woman says she does not want to have children?
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