A Maclean's article boasts the tagline, "They can hurt your career, your marriage, your social life, your bank book. Why bother?" I'm getting really sick of this infantile "anti-kids" movement. It makes anyone who doesn't want children look bad!
We've read Liz Jones' opus against the stomach-softening joys of childbearing. But she's not alone. Last month, Polly Vernon wrote a similar screed in The Guardian, in which she confessed to being "appalled by the idea, both instinctually (‘Euuuw! You think I should do what to my body?') and intellectually (‘And also to my career, my finances, my lifestyle and my independence?')." Meanwhile, No Kidding!, a non-parents club, has more than 40 chapters in five countries. French psychotherapist Corinne Maier has penned No Kids: 40 Good Reasons Not to Have Children. The book, which will be published in English this week, is, ahem, controversial. Can't imagine why, when the mother of two includes bromides like, "if you really want to be host to a parasite, get a gigolo."