We are taught that it’s important to be respectful, yet a couple’s decision to not have a family is still openly frowned upon. A woman who doesn’t want children is still considered abnormal, a childless man is thought to be selfish and immature.
It is not the business of anyone but the couple (and potentially their doctors) whether they should decide to have children. That means it’s none of your business, so think before you utter any of these condescending phrases to a childless/childfree person.
See also: don’t tell me that I’ll “find a nice boy and settle down.” I will damn well settle down with whoever I want, whenever I think I’m ready to.
Also getting told that you should get married when you don’t want to/you are going to wait for a long time.
Sick of people around here telling me to make my dad a grandpa.
I always ask them if they’d like to pay all of the expenses and take care of said spawn when I don’t want to. That shuts them up pretty fast.
ALL OF THIS!! I wish the doctors would just take out my uterus instead of telling me that I’ll want children when I’m older. I hate children and I’m never going to them and it doesn’t make sense to me to keep this thing in my body that causes me to bleed every month because of the lack of child. I’d damn rather have hot flashes.