Babies By Choice, Not By Default
Well, for the first time today I was annoyed by Salon's new women's issues blog, Broadsheet.
In an item about the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (www.vhemt.org), Salon's Katharine Mieszkowski is pretty dismissive of the message of this group, which I think is a smart one, despite their provocative name. It's disappointing, because I have generally found Salon to be sympathetic to the concept of being "childless by choice."
I recommend the VHEMT site, which I had never heard of before. They make a serious point (basically, that human society has overtaxed the resources of our planet and-- for this reason, among others--perhaps having children should not be considered the default life choice) with a lot of humor.
Tags: childlessness, population, procreation