13 Rude comments made to women who don't want kids
You would like to think that in this day and age, we wouldn't discriminate on who should or shouldn't want kids based on their gender. But sadly, this is not the case. For men, choosing to wait until later in life to have children, or to call off the endeavour entirely, is actually a privilege – since many women are still pressured into having kids and shamed if they choose not to.
The following testimonies reveal that a surprising (and disappointing) amount of women have faced rude comments for their choice not to bring life into the world. For some, it's a deal breaker in a relationship, but there are some who feel the need to insult and dismiss this decision. Read on to hear some angering comments these women have heard over the years...
1. Waiting for the right time
2. What does this have to do with him?
3. People change their minds over time
4. But some are certain they won't
5. Getting the cold shoulder from the boyfriend
6. Teachers, too?
7. What a jerk!
8. Tempting to give in to that impulse...
9. A "waste of life"
10. Screw "duty"
11. That's not how it works...
12. An exciting life
13. Finally, a comment that's mean and funny
Getting these comments all the time must be a real pain, especially when you feel certain about the kind of lifestyle you want. Regardless, even if they were to change their mind in the future – why tell them what they should do, will do, or anything to do with their own choice in the matter? It's not like the planet needs more of us, after all...
That doesn't mean there isn't joy to be had from those who want to have children. You can see that overwhelming happiness in this heartbreaking video of a young daughter surprised by the arrival of her baby brother and the return of her father from Afghanistan on the same day.