• Rebecca Watson wrote a new post, Why Men Should Have the Right to Not Be Parents, on the site Skepchick 6 months, 1 week ago

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    • Josh replied 6 months ago

      I think he’s a little bit of an asshole, depending on how he talked to the kid. His contributing child support for a kid he didn’t even want is admirable, though. At the very least I hope he gave like a medical history and was as kind to the kid as possible while still saying he didn’t want him in his life.

      Probably the main reason I think he’s a little bit of an asshole is because I could never imagine doing anything like that to a kid. I also have kids, so that’s another reason. The mom is about a trillion times bigger asshole, though, if not more.

    • Awesome points. No one should be forced to be an active parent.( unless you have decided to be the parent). If he never payed child support that probably would have been scummy. I do not see the issue, I understand the child may want him in his life. But, if the father doesn’t want to be in his biological son’s life I think it would be less harmful not to be in his life then having his father resent every minute with him. Have you ever witnessed some who has despised their children? If a person does not want children (I am included in this) they often get treated like they are an abomination .

    • Long time reader, first time commenter. Absolutely agree. Being forced or coerced into parenting is one of my worst nightmares. The guy in the AITA post made it absolutely clear what his boundaries were and he is not at fault for those boundaries being stomped all over.

      I’d have made a NTA post but I was banned from the increasingly toxic sub for using the word “incel”, which is apparently a “gendered slur”.