A UK-based writer and author who focuses on children has spoken on her choice of not having a child, saying she is lucky to be childless.
Icona said this in a series of tweets, basing her feeling on having to do minimal house chores for herself alone and dedicating her entire life to writing books.
According to her, the women of the past had limited rights and options, and ere forced to be homemakers against their will.
Hinting at what helped her take the decision, Icona named the women in history who were forced to become homemakers, and died delivering children, as well as enlightenment, feminist revolution and contraceptives.
“Thinking about how lucky I am to be childfree by choice, to do minimal housework for myself only, and to devote my entire life to books”, she began.
“The women of the past who had limited rights and options and were forced to become homemakers against their will had no such privilege.
I’m haunted by the thought of all the women in history who were forced to become homemakers, and died delivering children they never wanted.
The Enlightenment, the feminist revolution, and contraceptives saved me from that terrible fate. I will never, ever take it for granted”, she wrote.
When a curious tweep said it sounds funny that she writes for children and about children but still considers them a terrible fate, Icona cleared that writing for children is different from wanting to have children.