Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo

Janeane Garofalo was born in Newton, New Jersey on September 28, 1964. She is a stand-up comic, actress, writer, feminist and political activist. According to Marie Claire, when asked about whether she might want children at some point, her response was, “I thought that I did. Now I realize that I don’t. People think that you are a nasty, selfish person if you don’t want to have children.”

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  1. Guiih

    While I don’t really look to clribeitees (I don’t even know who many recent ones are !!) for inspiration or example, I’m glad some speak about their feelings on this. I agree with many that I read above. People should not have to live by a script. Children are something that we can avoid if they are not something wished for now. This is a modern gift, and I think it really is a gift. Some traditional-minded people (and I often respect their stances) may disagree, but realistically, not everyone is suited for children-rearing. Even very good people. Some say childfree is a selfish way of life, yet, the people I know who have planned for their arrival are also sometimes making very selfish decisions because they are lonely, because they want something cute to take care of, because they want to save a marriage (a terrible reason), and so on. While I have time for me, I also can preserve a relationship (I’ve been in a happy for one for over a decade) marriage is known to put pressure on marriages. I can afford to help people outside my own family and if needed, in it, outside this house. To those who don’t know what they want don’t give into pressure to have kids if you aren’t sure! Trust me, you can decide later or if not, I’m pretty sure you won’t die full of regrets unless you want things to regret ?

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