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Aditi Sahu
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Motherhood, or parenting for that matter, is a huge responsibility to take. So to simply answer the whether motherhood should be a choice, I’d say a big yes! Motherhood is a full-time job that a woman has to do without any sort of payment because obviously it can never be measured with money. It’s a task that demands too much of a woman’s energy, and gives her no break.

There are many people out there who claim that if a woman doesn’t want to become a mother, she is selfish or she is not a woman enough. But all they are trying to do is take away a woman’s autonomy. They are the ones who are carrying the male-dominating patriarchal society forward. It is high time that we understand how huge responsibility parenthood is, and that is should definitely be a choice as forced parenthood would do no one good.