The choice to NOT have kids
Original post made by Diana, another community, on Mar 6, 2007
Maybe I've been lucky in terms of the people I hang around with, but as a person who has chosen not to have kids, I've not encountered any of the negative reactions to my decision that some people interviewed for the story have had. One woman without kids was quoted in the article as saying there's "a public-policy and religious and cultural stigma" in choosing not to procreate. Anybody out there have relevant opinions about this issue? Or experiences? Am I just oblivious to a real societal disdain for my choice, or were the people in the article paranoid?