This interview is borderline comedic. Ok, it’s actually full-on comedic.
For those that missed it, the original article written by Kate Spicer for Mail Online (UK) is titled ‘Any woman who says she’s happy to be childless is a liar or a fool‘ and is subtitled “Take it from a woman who’s given up her dreams of motherhood at 44” Pretty inflammatory but what you expect from this media outlet.
Childless and Happy?
If you read the article and listen to Ms. Spicer in the video, ignoring her inconsistencies, you will find that the root issue is this:
Kate Spicer forgot to have kids.
Now, of course, she regrets it. She blames society and her college and everyone but herself for this, but there it is.
She’s childless, not childfree.
Childfree & Happy!
What she fails to grasp is that being truly childfree, as opposed to childless, means that you have made the decision not to have children, weighing the pros and cons of your individual situation. This is a not subtle difference lost on Ms. Spicer. She allowed time and circumstance to make the decision for her.
To me a fundamental part of the childfree discussion is the idea of actively making the choice to bring or not bring children into the world. I’m sorry that Ms. Spicer didn’t get the memo.