A female journalist who wrote about how she did not want to have children has received so much abuse her employer has had to get a security guard to protect her.
Holly Brockwell, aged 29, was commissioned by the BBC to celebrate its ‘100 Women 2015’ series in an article she entitled ‘Desperate not to have children‘.
In the piece, which was published early this week, Ms Brockwell wrote: “As a woman, there are four little words I can say that invite more condescension than almost any others: “I don’t want children.”
“The fact is, there’s nothing about creating another human that appeals to me,” she wrote.
“That’s an emotional thing, and translating it into rational reasons takes something away from its strength.”
She went on to describe the most common response when people hear of her decision to seek sterilisation – “But why?” – and explained that she’s been called “selfish” and has experienced difficulty having her tubes tied by medical professionals.