http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/aug/04/guardian-readers-on-being-childfree-or-not-i-am-not-a-superwoman

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ow things are set up makes it an utterly shit gig for women. The last time I even considered marrying was 14 years ago. I’d been dating a guy for a few months (who had three kids I’d been cooking for). One day I found myself in his bathroom cleaning the toilet. It was like being slapped awake. How did I get here? I called him into the bathroom and he laughed, genuinely delighted, and said: I knew if I let it get nasty enough you’d clean it! He was serious. It was in that moment I realized what the marriage/kids gig really was: ceaseless servitude. – Kay, North Carolina. I chose a very demanding career (orthopedic surgery) and I knew that if I had children, I would forever be feeling guilty... Full story

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