Say No to Babies: The Case for Not Having Children

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Say No to Babies: The Case for Not Having Children

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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s someone not particularly invested in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I peer-pressured myself into hopping onto the Avengers: Infinity War bandwagon and landed up in a cinema hall amid a crowd of dewy-eyed fans in their comic T-shirts rooting for their heroes. Halfway into the film though, I had a strange realisation.

I could relate with the supervillain much better than any of those superheroes hell bent on saving the universe and its population. Thanos – a derivation of the Greek Thanatos, the personification of death – has some pretty radical ideas about our fellow human beings and existence. He had me at, “This universe has finite resources… if life is unchecked, life will cease to exist.” (I wish he were in charge of our environment ministry.)

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