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Childfree–What It Means To Me

March 28, 2011

Wikipedia states:’ Childfree’ is a term used to describe individuals who neither have children nor desire to have children.

What childfree means in society is the above definition tainted with judgment better preserved for the Wicked Witch of the East or for Cinderella’s godmother. Living in a child revered society, having kids is seen as the norm. So what does being childfree mean?

It means being free of the dogma of a historic, ancient patriarchal society that believes women are only as good as their wombs. It means being free to choose what you want in your own life–whether that is to be a farmer in Singapore or a doctor in London. Being childfree means being free to do what you want with your time, your money and your body. It means being free of the silly politics of parenting. It means being free of being mindless consumerists with children products being shoved down your throats. It means being free of worrying about pedophiles, drugs, teenage pregnancy, teen suicide, bullying and another person’s political and moral choices that are beyond your control. It means being free to think for yourself.

 

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