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Tag Archive: children

Jan 20 2014

Responses to common claims made against childfree people

The Huffington Post helpfully aggregated some common assertions and questions people make against childfree¬†people (in their case, it was women they focused on). Anyway, I wrote a response to each one on Big Think. I added some snark. Let me know if they’re questions or assertions you’ve got. And, also, how often do you get …

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Sep 18 2013

Having children and selfishness

I wrote a piece replying to another South African writer regarding the tired assertion linking selfishness and child-free. I’ve been trying to tease out a proper justification for why someone would claim you’re selfish for not wanting children, but it’s never really held firmly. At the very least, I can “understand” what my opponents in …

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