We All Pay For Each Other
That’s how a society works.
One of the most mindboggling reactions to people who don’t have children is that they’re selfish. That the choice not to create a genetic replica of themselves makes someone a narcissist. And that we whorish crones with tumbleweeds in our wombs are somehow leeching up resources without giving back.
This is incorrect for any number of reasons — not the least of which is that my child-free-ness frees me up to do a lot of stuff in my community, including caring for other people’s children —but it’s also…