In a woman’s life, there are many rites of passage: her first period, her first time falling in love, and her first time being hired for a job.
And if she makes it past the ripe old age of 25, she very likely has one more rite of passage that lasts for the next two decades. And if she doesn't hit this milestone, she gets asked over and over again: “Why don’t you have children?”
Christine Overall thinks it's the wrong question to ask. Instead, she suggests that the question should be “Why do you have children?” Overall is a professor of philosophy at Queens University, Ontario and author of the new book "Why Have Children? The Ethical Debate."