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This Comic Brilliantly Explains Why It’s OK For Some Women Not to Want Kids

Photo Credit: Kate McDonough

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We all know that becoming a parent is a hugely significant milestone. Creating and then raising your own little human can be intensely rewarding. It’s important to recognize, however, that there’s no such thing as a universal life choice. What might be great for me may be a living hell for someone else, and there’s nothing wrong with either of our choices.

Society likes to put a lot of pressure on people – women, specifically – to have children once they hit a certain age. That’s something that illustrator Kate McDonough has had a lot of experience with, and she decided to outline her feelings in a comic strip for her comic, “Pretty, Pretty, Ugly.”

Photo Credit: Kate McDonough

Photo Credit: Kate McDonough

Photo Credit: Kate McDonough

Photo Credit: Kate McDonough

Photo Credit: Kate McDonough

Photo Credit: Kate McDonough

Photo Credit: Kate McDonough

Photo Credit: Kate McDonough

Being a parent is a massive responsibility, and not everyone is cut out for it. Isn’t it actually more unselfish and responsible to recognize that about yourself and simply opt out of having kids, as opposed to being a terrible parent?

At the end of the day, it all boils down to this: if you want to have kids – great! If you don’t want to have kids – great! There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all lifestyle for ANYONE. Make your life choices based on what’s best for you, as opposed to what anyone else might want you to do.