A Indian man has called out his parents for bringing him into this world ‘without his consent’.
Raphael Samuel, 27, said his parents created him, not for his sake, but for ‘their joy and their pleasure’. He compared having children to ‘kidnapping and slavery’.
Samuel, a self-proclaimed ‘anti-natalist’ in India, believes procreation is a ‘supreme act of evil’ and that life which has not given its consent to live should not be brought into the world.
Speaking to The Print, Raphael said:
I love my parents, and we have a great relationship, but they had me for their joy and their pleasure. My life has been amazing, but I don’t see why I should put another life through the rigmarole of school and finding a career, especially when they didn’t ask to exist.
Raphael, from Mumbai, runs the Facebook page Nihilanand where, he shares numerous images and he asks his followers to consider why they are alive.
One of his post reads:
Your parents had you instead of a toy or a dog. You owe them nothing. You are their entertainment.
In another picture he writes:
The only reason your children are facing problems is because you had them.
In another, he asks:
Isn’t forcing a child into this world and then forcing it to have a career kidnapping and slavery?
The anti-natalist movement has emerged in India as younger people attempt to resist societal pressure on them to have children.
Pratima Naik, 26, from Bengaluru, who is at the forefront of the anti-natalist movement and also committed to never having children, supports Samuel’s beliefs.
We don’t want to impose our beliefs on anyone, but more people need to consider why having a child in the world right now isn’t right.
On his page entitled Childfree India, Pratima Naik wrote last month:
Should we continue to bring more children in this world and accelerate the process of environmental and social degradation?
Do you think existence is pain, and not bringing a child into this world, is a guaranteed way to avoid unnecessary suffering to the child?
We are a group of people who have decided not to reproduce. We are Childfree Indians!
Fellow activist Alok Kumar, 34, has begun a YouTube channel where he aims to spread awareness on child-free living. He decided to remain child-free after deciding the world was not a conductive place for raising a family. He is now looking for a woman who, like him, doesn’t want kids.
Nollywood Actress, Yvonne Jegede has shared first photos of her son weeks after reports that her marriage to rapper Abounce crashed.
Yvonne Jegede has also been fueling the report of the marriage crash with the kind of posta she makes on social media. Recently, she posted that it’s best for a strong woman to walk away instead of fixing it.
A strong woman will automatically stop trying if she feels unwanted. She won’t fix it or beg, she will just walk away.
After being called out on social media, Davido apologises for body shaming a lady who attacked him overr his political views and affiliation.
Barrister Temi (T.lolo) has rejected the apology Davido tendered after realizing he was wrong.
Davido, in a lengthy post on his social media explained that Temi and her man knows him personally and could have easily reached out to him privately but she opted for calling him out online and that hurt him uncontrollably.
However, T.Lolo has taken to her Instastory to reveal that cannot accept the singer’s apology.
She said he shouldn’t have said all that he did about her body, just because he didn’t know how to respond to what she said.
She added that Davido is lying as she does not know him and they are not friends and there was no way she could reach him via DM or any closer means.
She further stated that Davido went all out to attack her, so he should own it and not flip the script.