I can understand someone not wanting to have children, but I guess I don't see why society ought to applaud the choice.
Not having children isn’t selfish. Not having children is a perfectly rational and reasonable response given that humans are essentially parasites on the face of a perfectly lovely and well-balanced planet, ploughing through its natural resources, eradicating its endangered species, and ruining its most wonderful landscapes. This might sound misanthropic, and it is, but it is also true.I guess she's never heard of the categorical imperative. I see it a different way -- if you choose to not have children for selfish reasons, ie you want to devote the time to yourself instead -- I'd say own it. I don't get wanting to behave selfishly and then resenting being called on it. Strange article.