This is an article I posted on Facebook that generated a lot of discussion so I'm posting it here:
I'm Coming Out: I don't want children
The article talks about how she now feels a kinship to the LGBT community due to her decision not to have kids.
This article irritated me on a few levels:
1) Comparing the plight of gay people to a couple who doesn't want to have kids is pretty insulting to the LGBT community and what they go through. Even just calling it a "choice" shows how different it is. I make tons of choices that have been subject to criticism (e.g. choosing to work as a mom) but that doesn't mean I know what it's like to be persecuted for my sexual preferences.
2) You're 27??? Write this article in another 15 years. Because I think every single one of my friends in their 20s who strongly didn't want kids have somehow changed their minds.