Anonymous said: Hello, Madelina. Do you think it's necessary for every woman to experience motherhood? Does it make her any less of a woman, for not choosing to become a mother (e.g. due to financial reasons or simply because she doesn't want to compromise her freedom)?
On the contrary. I believe it is a privilege to experience motherhood, not a right. Too many people take advantage of this without forethought of what it takes, emotionally, physically, financially, spiritually, to take on this most important responsibility. Our planet is only really able to support about 5 billion + with our 7 billion population growing at extreme rates, I believe only a very few should be making the decision to procreate. I don’t believe I will ever experience motherhood for a multitude of reasons. Seeing mothers of multiple children on social assistance + welfare seems so wrong. These people are not educated enough to use birth control properly or possibly think ahead enough to have their child’s best interest. I believe that if you aren’t financially well off enough to live a comfortable life while being able to give your child options for their future, you probably shouldn’t have a child. If you can’t devote your life to raising a concious, caring, loving, nurtured human being, you probably shouldn’t be having children. As controversial as this may sound if your family has a history of genetic illnesses you probably shouldn’t be having children, because in this age we are already seeing the end + do we want our children to live in the world that we are currently destroying, to be experiencing, water shortages, decline in quality of life, jobless? These are all things I wish people would think about more often before conceiving or being irresponsible enough to have an accident. If you happen to be someone impregnated by the 0.1% chance of birth control failure than maybe it is meant to be but this does not include people who failed to use any kind of birth control all together. We should be supportive of women strong enough to make the extremely difficult decision of having an abortion, offering them free councelling, not forcing pro-life propaganda on them + trying to guilt them out of their decision. And for those who have a strong need to experience motherhood as their soul life’s dream consider adoption. I believe most are abusing their right to have children + it makes me feel sick for those babies. For women who are intelligent, successful, + devoted to their children, they are true goddesses but making the decision not to, even though you may want it, is equally as strong. We are all goddesses, some of us mothers, some warriors, some muses. We are not less of a person or more of a person for experiencing motherhood. Our actions for the health of our planet + nature is what makes us more concious, compassionate beings + women.