Woman Admits She’s Fed Up Feeling ‘Lesser Than’ Because She Doesn’t Have Kids

Woman Admits She’s Fed Up Feeling ‘Lesser Than’ Because She Doesn’t Have Kids

(Link): Woman admits she’s fed up of feeling ‘lesser than’ because she doesn’t have kids

If you decide not to have children, it must be really frustrating when you don’t feel like your achievements are taken seriously – just because you don’t want kids

June 30, 2022
By Danielle Kate Wroe

A woman has taken to Mumsnet to highlight the injustices she feels as though she has faced because she has chosen to be child-free.

She claims nobody seems to care about her achievements because they do not involve children.

The woman explained that something really important to her is happening at the moment, but nobody she knows seems very interested.

She wrote: “Am I being unreasonable to think your life and achievements are treated as ‘lesser than’ when you don’t have kids?

“It’s true – can we accept and acknowledge these disgusting subliminal societal messages that MOST of us put out there.

“Something very important to me is going on right now – one of the most important things in my life for a while, but no one seems interested.

“Unless it’s a child’s birthday or the birth of a child it appears…no one cares once you get to a certain age. Is this it forever? Unless my life is about a child no one will care?

“I’ve had enough of feeling lesser than because I decided not to procreate (or can’t).

“People need to really be much kinder and more sensitive to people that don’t have kids whether it’s choice or circumstance.

“Parents, please stop being d**ks to non-parents and treating them like they’re not as important as you. It sucks.”

Many people replied to the thread suggesting the original poster needed to find a better, more well-rounded group of friends.

“You need some different friends with a wider scope of interests. I’m sorry that your milestones are not being celebrated by those close to you”, one commented.


(Link): Celebrating Milestones in the Lives of Single Adults – by Anna Broadway

(Link): Post by Sarah Bessey Re: Churches Ignore Never Married Older and/or Childless Christian Women, Discriminate Against Them

(Link): I Appear Successful, But Since Having Kids I Feel I’ve Lost Myself by Annalisa Barbieri (Letter from a Married Mother Who Has Depression, Low Self Esteem)

(Link): Three Reasons Women’s Ministries Might Want to Focus Less on Marriage and Motherhood

(Link): Christians: Please Stop Telling Singles that Their Singleness is “For God’s Glory” /  Owen Strachan’s “Being Single To Bring God Glory” Essay

(Link): The Irrelevancy To Single or Childless or Childfree Christian Women of Biblical Gender Complementarian Roles / Biblical Womanhood Teachings

(Link):  Federalist Magazine Staff Annoyed that Other Outlets Publish the Down Side of Motherhood and Are Requesting Sunny Motherhood Propaganda Pieces – As If Conservatives Haven’t Pushed for Motherhood Enough? The Mind Boggles

(Link):  Your Church’s Mother’s Day Carnation is Not Worth Any Woman’s Broken Heart – A Critique of ‘When Mother’s Day Feels Like a Minefield’ by L. L. Fields

(Link): Unmarried and Childless Women Are the Happiest, Happiness Expert Claims (2019 Study)

(Link): Thirty Year Old Woman Kills Herself Due to Being Single and Childless – Churches contribute to this by either Ignoring adult singles or shaming them for being single and childless

(Link): Self-Serving Editorial at CT: Married With Kids Lady Says ‘Why Christians Need to Embrace a Changing Definition of Family’ – But She Wants Free Baby Sitting

One thought on “Woman Admits She’s Fed Up Feeling ‘Lesser Than’ Because She Doesn’t Have Kids”

  1. I’m part of a childfree Christian Facebook group and many of the ladies express these same sentiments. People need to MTOB.

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