Opinion: I’m coming out — I don’t want children

August 5, 2013 • Family Planning, United States, Daily Email Recap

Opinion: I’m coming out — I don’t want children
See: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/01/living/parents-irpt-zorka-no-kids/index.html

CNN) — In the wake of the Supreme Court decision that struck down key portions the Defense of Marriage Act, I celebrated this historic milestone like many Americans as a step toward acceptance of all people. Even though I’m straight, I relate to my LGBT brothers and sisters as I also struggle for others’ acceptance.

By all accounts, I appear to be a completely average 27-year-old female. I was never the kind of person who thought I’d champion for individual rights or equality. Sure, I believe in it, but I’m not the stereotypical “Occupy” protestor or gay rights advocate.

On the outside, I look like many of my peers; I wear skinny jeans and Abercrombie. I play on my iPhone, Facebook and Twitter. I tend to blend seamlessly into the background of average female faces.

However, I realize that my life as a typical twentysomething will not last long. As time goes on, I will start to become more and more isolated from my peer group as my secret comes out.

You see, I don’t want children.

At first mention, this might seem like a minor comment. However, it is a choice that I feel has alienated me from my peers and will continue to do so as I creep toward middle age. The realization that I am somehow different is how I found myself standing up for my own personal beliefs and, along the way, championing equal rights for all.

Please click here for the full article: http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/01/living/parents-irpt-zorka-no-kids/index.html

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