Next Person to Say They’re ‘Childfree’ Gets a Time-Out

I published a book about choosing not to have kids. But I’m not gloating and neither should you.

Credit: Westend61/Getty Images

“Childfree” needs to be relegated to the throwaway bin of 2010s neologisms with “glamping,” “webinar,” and “listicle.” I am hereby calling for an immediate ban.

Not only has choosing not to have kids lost its stigma, it’s become almost fashionable.

Can you imagine if society started viewing deliberate childlessness as a thoughtful way to live rather than a declaration of eternal selfishness?

Weekly blogger for Medium. Host of @TheUnspeakPod. Author of six books, including The Problem With Everything. www.theunspeakablepodcast.com www.meghandaum.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store