not selfish, just not parents

Here’s an excerpt from a good article on adults who choose not to have children (thanks, Jeff):

Despite their growing numbers, many childless individuals and couples complain that they are ignored as a legitimate interest group and consumer class and even shunned by society for their lifestyles.

“We are with childlessness where we were with homosexuality 20 years ago,” Cain says. “We always talk about family-friendly America. It is always part and parcel of a politician’s package. But the package they’re selling doesn’t match the general public.”

Those who are childless say they get all sorts of unwelcome, and unfair, observations from strangers, family, friends, and co-workers alike. They’re told they are: Self-centered, deviant, workaholic, immature, and child-haters. [read more]

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