So many women are satisfied Being Childless by Choice.
A common criticism of child women, and Millennial’s in particular, is that their choices reflect selfishness. But this argument is problematic on several levels. First, the proof is that Millennial’s as peers are more selfish than others, given their general behavior and social involvement.
Second, in a larger global context, children can see themselves as a selfish choice, given the impact on climate change and the fact that there are already many children alive in the world who would greatly benefit from being adopted.
Additionally, people often choose to have children because they believe it will help them feel better about their life, give them extra meaning, confirm their social status as successful adults, and help them in the long run. As a rule, parents do not have the optimal number of children for the country or the world; They have a number that they consider optimal for themselves. It is a fundamentally selfish option.
A question that children often ask is, “Who will take care of you in your old age?” However, this question concerns everyone, regardless of parental status. True, children can often support their parents and do so in the following years. And it’s true, this question is more relevant for (heterosexual) women who outnumber their men. Partner. But children are not stupidly insured against old age.
Sometimes children depend on their parents for the rest of their lives. Other times they become alienated or alienated from their parents; They may refuse, or be otherwise incapable. In addition, the money, time and energy spent raising children can be used instead of getting enough money to enable a person to purchase competent help in old age.
In short, children make the decision not to have children in different ways and for many reasons. Yet the literature suggests that most children who have children are not alone, pathetic, or strange. In fact, the opposite is often the case.
“Because society has long associated a woman with a mother, it is sometimes difficult to consider other avenues of development because there is nothing but an alternative that is ‘missing’. The rescheduling of “absence” as “potential space” allows for a non-maternal interpretation. Development of female identity in which non-maternal identities are equal choices and not alternatives to maternal identity.
The fact that the path without children is less traveled does not make it less qualified or valid. Those who choose it can contribute to social well-being other than through reproduction and cultivating new forms of meaning for themselves, which is unethical for motherhood.