Should I have children? Feminist Advice Friday paid subscriber bonus
A reader wonders whether she's ready to have children, and how to make the decision.
A reader asks…
How do you logically approach the decision to have children, vs remaining child-free? This is coming from a woman in her early thirties.
I can see that for many women, motherhood is positive and rewarding. I can also see that for many women, motherhood is very taxing and burdensome.
I’d like to be a parent. But I feel increasingly resentful that it would require significantly more sacrifice to be a mother, compared to being a father. I find the biological and societal unfairness of motherhood so frustrating and maddening.
Liberating Motherhood is interesting to me because you write so honestly about patriarchy, and at the same time your experience of motherhood seems positive.
If you have any logical insights on the decision to have children, I’d be interested to hear your perspective.