Free to Be Childfree: Why Some Women Take Heat for Not Having KidsWendyM
Do you have friends who have made the choice to be childfree? How do you feel about that decision?
While I have no idea why people would care if a woman chooses to be a mom or not, societal pressures still exist that make women feel “less than” for not having kids.
In some cases, women have no interest in having kids. In other cases, career aspirations are a high priority, and in other cases, travel or other interests take priority over having children.
And that’s perfectly okay. Kids aren’t for everyone. I fully understand that being so married to your career would leave little time for kids, and I get that some people want to see the world and kids don’t necessarily come with that package.
Some critics will call women who don’t want to be mothers selfish for not wanting children, but why do some view it as necessity that we all must have kids?
It’s important to do what’s right for yourself and your family… not what your mother or grandmother – or society – says is right.
The childfree argument continues to wage on, and with a new research showing that childfree couples divorce more often than those with at least one child, something tells me that debate isn’t going away anytime soon.
No baby next door, please: my child-free life became a lot less fun