Life of a childfree woman
by Hyorina on September 15, 2016 - 9:01am
Over the last century, many women's rights came real under the activism of feminism. We can now vote, work, not being obligated to marry and have children. Having children is a dream for many people. But there are people who see it as a nightmare, men and women. For a man saying he doesn't want to be a father, it will be easier to escape people's judgements. A woman who rejects motherhood will get a bad time in this society who sees family as an achievement, something you have to do because someone gave birth to you. I always knew children wasn't my forte. When I was as young as 10 years old, I always said I'll have a great job and travel the world. Today, still at 23 years old, people (many women) say that I will change my mind, that I'm too young to choose not to be a mom. I always get nervous when I say I don't want kids. I don't like to have a debate on what I'll do with my body. Saying to a woman who doesn't want children that she's gonna change her mind is not cool, because it's like saying to her that she can't make decisions on her own and that you better what she needs than her. Childfree women are seen as monsters and cold persons. Many reasons can come to this decision, but we have to respect people's desire to be childfree. I know I'd be a bad mom. So why trying to convince me to give birth and make a child unhappy? Because this society thinks that womanhood is the same thing than motherhood. And people say we don't need feminism anymore? Your body, your choice !