Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Question of Whether to Have Kids - on Sunday Morning



Thanks to CFVixen for forwarding me this spot that aired recently on the Sunday Morning show about the choice to have children. While it was annoying that a good deal of the discussion concerning the childfree lifestyle was on the question of selfishness, as usual there was no discussion at all about the selfishness involved in having kids. Overall, though, it is a pretty decent spot that portrayed the choice to have children as gaining more acceptance.

3 comments:

D. Metcalf said...

Ummmm, this is way selfish to have 19 kids and parlay them into a TV show. It really makes me think of when Apu and Sanji on the Simpsons have octuplets and the only way to pay for them is to farm them out to Cable television. What is shocking is that the "Simpsons" called this one waayy in advance. . .

Arik said...

We need a decline in the population what is the this nonsense about replacement rate?

Amy Blackstone said...

My issue with the story was that it was billed as a story about the "childless" but that the majority of screen time went to parents. I wrote a post with this critique: http://werenothavingababy.com/childfree/childless-story-features-mostly-parents/.