2 responses to “Are Child-Free Couples Selfish?”

  1. Kel-Marie

    Thank you. Thank you thank you thank you, a thousand times over.

    I am a happily married childfree woman, by choice. I also happen to LOVE kids and have spent most of my adult life working with kids as a nanny, a autism specialist, an infant-toddler teacher, and a photographer. Your defense of my choice was absolutely refreshing and you did not stoop down to Elizabeth’s level of snarky retorts and rude facial expressions. I just wish Fox had taken the time to contact a CF woman so we could discuss and/or defend our choices to women like Ms. Esther who feel that it is utterly selfish to not produce a child.

    Thank you, sincerely. I would be proud to have a friend like you!

  2. Jennifer L.W. Fink (@jlwf)

    I ended up agreeing with everyone during the interview.

    I do not think that couples who choose not to have children are selfish, and I definitely do not think that everyone should have children. BUT…I wish our society would stop viewing children and childbearing and raising primarily as burdens. Having kids is frequently talked about as something that gets in the way of your life, not as something that enhances it.

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