So I know there have been other posts about this, but can I just reiterate:
It is rude to ask people about their marital/parental status!
Yet again today I have been faced with a barrage of questions around why I don’t have kids. The final straw was when my ex (long ago ex, from uni) messaged me on Facebook specifically to ask me why I wasn’t married with several children by now.
Even when I responded and said “That is a personal question!” and “It isn’t something you should ask people”… He still kept asking!
In the end I stopped replying.
Seriously though… Why do people think it’s okay to quiz people about their personal lives like this? Why is it okay to have this gross invasion of privacy on a daily basis, purely because of the fact that you’re a woman? (My ex and my current partner rarely get asked about anything like this.)
Q: Why don’t I have kids?
A: Because I haven’t had any. THE END
In the context of my little rant, I thought it worth producing a handy flow diagram showing when to ask someone about why they don’t have children.