So even when it’s the most appropriate word for what I’m thinking, I probably won’t use it. Because, it’s just tangled up/weighted down with so much other stuff.
Anyway, I’ve been intrigued to see a new crop of posts in Slate’s Double X about people who are child-free by choice. I feel like this is the next most logical media obsession, now that the single women thing is finally (I can dream) played out. And I think it’ll be a more interesting topic for discussion. Especially as we live in a media culture that’s pretty damn pregnancy obsessed.
Not because choosing to not have a kid is better. But because choosing to not have a kid is a CHOICE that more people are making. A hard choice. One that goes against the grain of what we’re told we SHOULD DO.
Note: I’ve written my specific n0-babies-for-me story here. In case you care.
Tags: babies, single women