For those of you who don't know what my title is alluding to, Child Free is a so called movement which is trying to become something of a half inflated subculture. The movement is made up of mostly women or the 1st world who feel the need to be loud and proud about their personal choice of not wanting children.
Hooray to your exercising your rights, even though some how women have managed to do this in the first world for years without having to make a social club out of it. Shouting it from roof tops to me seems like a waste of effort, and a means of labeling oneself even further.
For example, these people identify themselves through social cultures rather than who they are personally, let me show you:
"I am a feminist, agnostic, child free, photographer, vegan, ultra liberal, who fights for equality, abstinence, and eats marshmallows on toast."
The above is a very loose interpretation of some of these people, I changed some of the usual adjectives so I wouldn't stereotype a particular group. The point is where in my culture did it become necessary to identify yourself through your social groups/followings?
I've never once met a person from my island culture who felt the need to advertise that they have children, if asked they respond, but beyond that you'd never know. The same is typical for the average person who decided to not have kids, they don't even give reasoning for it other than they just didn't want to.
Perhaps this is a culture difference and this movement makes sense in other parts of the world, for various reasons. However, in my immediate region, or even in my country I feel like this movement or being proud to being child free is redundant. I see nothing in my culture which pressures women to have children, even in high school I had a class where they told women if you don't want children don't have them.
Society, and its need to form groups for arbitrary reasons will never make sense tome.