Nothavingany

Nothavingany

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455 weeks ago @ Macleans.ca - The case against havin... · 9 replies · +2 points

This is a terrible response. I work at inner-city schools teaching kids during the year and in the summers I work in refugee resettlement for a non-profit organization. I also teach a community involvement class to middle schoolers. My whole life is dedicated to caring about other people. I am certainly not "self-possessed" but I also don't want to have children. It is not a selfish act to NOT want to have children. In many ways, it's a selfless act. Your comments throughout this discussion are uninformed and show no empathy. This is indeed a pro-natalist society. Giving birth is a right of passage and sometimes very little thought has been given to whether or not the parent has what it takes to be a parent. And then I teach their kids and try my best to makeup for the fact that they're not getting everything they need at home. I bet most women my age have given more money to baby showers than they have given to charity. Because it's expected. By society. A pro-natalist-your-life-won't-have-meaning-if-you-don't-reproduce society. And now, on top of that, you're suggesting that I'm selfish. I think you're a tool.