Childless

I read a Twitter thread with people offended over the word “childless”. The suggested alternative is “childfree”.

This is unfortunate, as childless is a neutral term, a mere statement of fact. When I say that I don’t have children I don’t wish to say why I don’t or whether I’m planning to have to.

Childfree is an extreme political movement, a quick look at r/childfree gives you the idea.

It’s unfortunate that more and more everyday words are becoming political.