“Childfree” is Just a Word

It’s not a bad thing and here’s why.

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My Take

When young women say they don’t want kids, there is immediate backlash from the people around them and from society. They claim women who don’t want kids are “going against biology” or “aren’t real women” or “hate kids” or are “selfish.” This is insanely ridiculous to me. People have kids all the time that they don’t want, can’t afford, or resent — how is that less selfish than people who know themselves and their lives and simply choose not to bring a life into the world that they are fully responsible for for the next 18–22 years? I think it’s a responsible and selfless choice.

Why do I feel this way?



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Entrepreneur, writer, editor, book coach, cat lover, weirdo, optimist. Author of “Write. Get Paid. Repeat.” & “Concept to Conclusion.” jyssicaschwartz.com

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