Women today are more inspired than ever to become strong-minded, independent women. Many of us are rejecting the gender roles and expectations that were typical in previous generations. The traditional role housewife is no longer the only occupation for a woman. Women are focusing more time on their careers and goals before they decide to settle down and start having children. But what about those women who have no desire to have children at any point in their lives?
It is becoming increasingly common for women to never want children. However, many times, these women are criticized because it is so unusual for a woman to say she does not ever want to be a mother. If a woman in her late 20s says she wants to have a child, most people would give her their blessings. If a woman in her late 20s says she wants to have a child, that woman would most likely be questioned and forced to provide an answer that the other person deems justifiable. The other person might insist that that woman will eventually change her mind, will never find a husband, or may not be able to experience true happiness without having a child.
In many cases, women who say they do not want children are simply viewed as selfish. Being a mother is arguably the most selfless job in the world. I believe that to be a mother, you have to give a lot of yourself, your time, and your money to make your children happy. And after all, a woman’s body is designed to carry a baby. Some women, however, are completely content with direction their lives are going and do not want to give up all of that, and I think that that should be okay. People should not meet these women with judgment or hostility because having a child is not the key to ultimate happiness for every woman.