Category: Antinatalism

The antinatalism archives offer readers antinatalist viewpoints about birth, life, death, and everything between.

Antinatalism, for those who are unfamiliar with the terminology, is a viewpoint that creating new human life in this world is just wrong.

Welcome to Opposite Land, Where Everything You’ve Been Led to Believe is Good is Actually Horrible. Here’s Why Everything You Know is a Lie.

Life is a Gift? Where’s the Returns Department? Let’s start with the elephant in the room, shall we? Life itself. In most cultures, people are coached to believe that life is something beautiful, and creating a new life is something noble, but is it really? What about forcing someone to endure decades upon decades of…

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Humans and Death: WTF?

The way modern society looks at life and death seems completely backward. Life is where all of the struggling and suffering occurs, and in death comes a perfect peace in non-existence. So, why do humans act like dying is the worst thing that can possibly happen to someone? Humans and Death Perhaps what’s even more…

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Marriage and Amatonormativity are Evil AF

Societal Pressures and Norms If you think about it, the idea of romantic love and marriage rules most of the world. The nightmarish concept has kept people in unhappy couplings for centuries. And for what? Because amatonormativity, or the thought that everyone should be in a romantic relationship, is deeply ingrained in most cultures. Religion…

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Why Would You Bring a Child Into This World?

A Matter of Life and Death When you ask someone why they want to have children, you’re never going to get a response that doesn’t entirely revolve around themselves. The answer will always start with “I.” “I want to bring a child into this world because I don’t want to die alone.” Yeah, let’s talk…

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You’re Not Special, And Neither is Your Baby

You’re Not a Hero or a Queen, Just an Animal Humans have convinced themselves that they deserve special treatment because they’ve reproduced, as mammals do in that way. You know the saying, “that job is so easy a monkey could do it?” If being a mother is the toughest job in the world, we should…

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Life is a Gift Just Like Herpes

Dear Mom: If Life is a Gift, Please Take it Back The fact that the majority of humans look at life as though it’s something to be celebrated is sad and confusing. Humans teach their young that life is a gift, one that’s to be nurtured and passed on. But the only thing that gets…

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