Man Wants to Sue His Parents For Giving Birth To Him ‘Without His Consent’ As Part of “Anti-Natalist” Movement That Says Having Children is Morally Wrong
I’m all for people respecting people’s choice to not have children, but this seems really far out there and crazy.
(Link): Man Wants to Sue His Parents For Giving Birth To Him ‘Without His Consent’ As Part of “Anti-Natalist” Movement That Says Having Children is Morally Wrong
by Tim Stickings
A man is planning to sue his parents in India for giving birth to him ‘without his consent’.
Raphael Samuel said he had a ‘great relationship’ with his parents but has compared having children to ‘kidnapping and slavery’.
The 27-year-old from Mumbai is an ‘anti-natalist’ who believes it is wrong to put an unwilling child through the ‘rigmarole’ of life for the pleasure of its parents.
The anti-natalist movement is gaining traction in India as younger people resist social pressure to have children.
Speaking to The Print Samuel said: ‘I love my parents, and we have a great relationship, but they had me for their joy and their pleasure.
‘My life has been amazing, but I don’t see why I should put another life through the rigamarole of school and finding a career, especially when they didn’t ask to exist.’
Samuel runs a Facebook page called Nihilanand, which has hundreds of followers, on which he regularly posts anti-natalist material.
One image is captioned ‘parents are hypocrites’, with the text saying: ‘A good parent puts the child above is wants and needs… but the child itself is a want of the parent’.
(Link): A Woman’s Fertility is Her Own Business, not Everyone Else’s by L. Bates
(Link): Why do we still have to justify the choice to be child-free? by H. Freeman
(Link): Are Marriage and Family A Woman’s Highest Calling? by Marcia Wolf – and other links that address the Christian fallacy that a woman’s most godly or only proper role is as wife and mother
(Link): Mothers Over 40 in Record Baby Boom: Number of Women Who Give Birth in Their Fifth Decade or Later Trebles
(Link): Pro-Life, Christian Sites that Flirt With Denigrating Singleness and Childlessness In Their Quest to Argue Against Abortion / Re Eric Metaxas etc
(Link): Marriage, Parenthood, Judgment by Christians and Non Christians – You Can’t Win No Matter What Choice You Make
(Link): Hypocrisy: Conservative Christians / Catholics Pressure Women To Feel Their Only Worth is in Becoming Mothers, But If Women Try to Use Medical Technology to Get Pregnant, the Women Are Condemned by The Same Groups
(Link): Hypocrisy in Christian Culture – Those who idolize parenting chide infertiles for trying to have kids
(Link): Mommy Blogger Confesses in Blog Post that Mommy Blogging is a Bunch of Fake, Happy-Clappy B.S. – Kind of Like Most Christian Adult Singleness Blogs