No one likes flying on a plane with a screaming child next to them. Some airlines are considering offering child-free sections that you can pay to sit in, but Pedro wonders if that would come with more than a monetary cost.
This is a comment by Pedro the post “Child-Free Sections on Airline Take Flight Amidst Controversy“.
I understand it, although it’s kind of funny from say, the perspective of conservative politics. The free marketeer types say “great, go ahead and segregate, if people are willing to pay for it, more power to you”. The pro-family types (and also the Ross Douthat women-should-start-breeding-
It took me a long time to get used to the idea of having kids (let alone take care of them when they arrived in all their crying, poopy glory). Part of that was my family – widely scattered and inclined to have kids later. I was the youngest sibling and the youngest cousin. But it was also the child-free fantasyland most of us inhabit as young adults. My kids really humbled me. What are these creatures? The learning curve was steep. I don’t think I was alone in starting out as a dad with very few clues, and I have to think a lot of that is our society’s tendency to encourage segregation by age.
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