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  • Female: I have kid(s)/ I want kid(s)

    6 9.38%
  • Female: I don't want children

    2 3.13%
  • Male: I have kid(s)/ I want kid(s)

    30 46.88%
  • Male: I don't want children

    19 29.69%
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    Do you want children?

    I keep reading articles in magazines that say women are having fewer kids and there is less desire to have kids. It seems like more women want to be child free than men, so I thought I'd do a poll.

    Here is a recent article I read.

    Birth-Rate Study: In Recession, Fewer Women Having Kids - TIME

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Interesting, i always thought the poorer people were the more kids they had... but i guess thats just an education thing.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    I do, well done, with garlic sauce and a salad on the side.
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    Re: Do you want children?

    I do. In like 8 or 9 years from now... To young right now.


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    Re: Do you want children?

    Nope. I've never wanted kids.

    I think the reason being self-identified as childfree is more common in women is because the social pressure to have kids is a lot more over-the-top for women. Men don't seem to face as much judgment and coercion based on their reproductive states. Men also have an easier time acquiring sterilization procedures regardless of if/how many kids they have.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    If I say no, my wife and kids will hit me.
    I want them because I'm under duress.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: Do you want children?

    I'm 53 and my storage tank left the building 18 years ago. I'm on my third grandchild, six if I counted my stepdaughter's. Since I haven't seen them since 2008 - I don't.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    Nope. I've never wanted kids.

    I think the reason being self-identified as childfree is more common in women is because the social pressure to have kids is a lot more over-the-top for women. Men don't seem to face as much judgment and coercion based on their reproductive states. Men also have an easier time acquiring sterilization procedures regardless of if/how many kids they have.
    It's funny, but just a few days ago I was thinking about doing a child-free by choice thread. And now, here it (sorta) is.

    I have a cyber daughter who is one day younger than my daughter. She is CFBC, and when she was younger took a fair amount of **** over it. I don't know how anybody can judge anybody on that front. Who cares? (Except maybe potential grandparents).

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    It's funny, but just a few days ago I was thinking about doing a child-free by choice thread. And now, here it (sorta) is.

    I have a cyber daughter who is one day younger than my daughter. She is CFBC, and when she was younger took a fair amount of **** over it. I don't know how anybody can judge anybody on that front. Who cares? (Except maybe potential grandparents).
    Yup. You wouldn't believe some of the stuff people have said to me over me being childfree, and how blatantly we get discriminated against in reproductive care.

    A lot of people care because they feel like their choices need to be validated by everyone else making the same choice. I notice that the people who act like that usually put no thought into their choice to have kids, and aren't as happy with the reality of it as they hoped they'd be. Happy parents tend not to care what someone else does. Basically, misery loves company.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
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