September 16, 2022

Child-full?


Child-full?
Child-free? That's a bridge too far, man. The Russian Life files.

The State Duma, Russia's legislative house, is currently in the midst of debating a bill that would outlaw the exposure of "child-free" ideology to children.

The Duma deputies who introduced the bill say that "child-free" is a dangerous ideology that is detrimental to society and encourages depopulation. According to the deputies, "child-free" "runs counter to traditional family values ​​and the state policy of the Russian Federation." As such, children should not be exposed to it in schools.

"Child-free," it should be noted, is more a social trend than a true ideology; the phrase is often tossed around merely to describe the lives of adults who choose not to have children.

The move comes as Russia further embraces a reactionary-conservative ideology in the wake of increased isolation in response to the war in Ukraine.

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