A similarly child-free friend of mine sent me this witty video - Try Not Having Kids!
As a 38 year old woman who only recently has started feeling confident enough to tell people I won’t have children, it resonated. It’s a light-hearted look at the ‘side effects’ of not having kids created as a parody of prescription drug commercials. What we love at Female Breadwinners is not that the video pokes fun at parents, but that it shows the highs ‘alleviate daily stress and gain personal fulfillment!’ and the lows ‘mid-life regret and eerily quiet apartment’ of not procreating. We love the ‘safety warning’ of ‘Please tell your doctor if you already have kids before you ‘try not having kids’ as this may result in you being a selfish a***&^*&*”
Statistically, the better educated a woman is, the less likely she is to have children. This makes us wonder how far off the mark BBC presenter and Historian Lucy Worsley was when she controversially claimed: ‘I’ve been educated past my reproductive function.’ Clearly, it’s not an easy choice for anyone debating to become a parent, but we love how the video cleverly uses humour to show there is no right answer – just very different lives.