i’ll be honest. i love the fact that the media are getting in on the childfree discussion. however, take, for example, this article, 12 women who have the best response to society’s biggest expectation. it’s so cute how they pretend to understand and try to portray the childfree-friendly side of things, but i worry that they’re contributing to the whole us-them paradigm. the whole point of the blogging about being childfree thing is to emphasize the fact that it is what it is. no excuses needed. no reasons need to be given. no justifying the choices.
and then these articles come along that demand that childfree women have the most articulate, or humourous, or clever response at the ready. i say enough with the relentless expectations. no kids, no explanation. it is what it is.
and as if that isn’t bad enough, people like jennifer anniston takes us steps backwards with the argument that some of us are ‘still mothering’ even if it’s just a or a dog or cat or someone else’s kid. jennifer, some of us do not mother at all. and that is fine with us.