The Part-Time Antinatalist

“What if everyone stopped having kids and the human race died out?” 

A classic childfree bingo I’ve been asked numerous times. Realistically, this isn’t going to happen any time soon. But if for some reason humanity became extinct, it wouldn’t bother me.

Image by Walid Ahmad for Pexels

I enjoy being alive. I intend to live long and prosper and encourage others to do the same. But I don’t fear the end of the human race.

In one of my frequent lively debates with a dear friend, he asks, “Why should a potential being be denied the right to live?”

To that I respond, “Why should I, an existing person, deny myself the opportunity to live how I’m inspired to live—childfree?”

Our discussion on antinatalism in episode 6 with Amanda Sukenick gives a glimpse into the mindset of this social movement. I don’t believe that all procreation is morally bad. If a person feels a deep calling to have a child and be a loving provider, go for it. 

That being said, based on the state of the world, I’m not sure procreating this much is necessary. But I can’t invoke my inner Thanos and snap my fingers.

What I can do is continue to be a part of the childfree conversation. 

LeNora Faye is founder of The Bitchy Bookkeeper; a childfree lifestyle brand. She is also creator of Childfree Journals and 1/3 of the founding non-mothers of Childfree Girls.

*Featured image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay

1 Comment

  1. No amount of breeding is acceptable. We should take away the right for humans to breed, no matter how much revolutionary actions or mass trickery it takes. Antinatalism should be inforced like Stalinism was inforced. I am proud of my communist heritage. Lenin denied himself of having children, for the sake of a greater good, and is still remembered as a champion of socialism to this day. That international symbol of social justice was childfree for the sake of the revolution. Communism will never die, and neither will VHEMT.

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