MAKERS Open Up About Why They Don't Have Kids

No matter how much progress is made toward achieving gender equality, the pressure and expectation for women to want and have children is ongoing.

In fact — as MAKER Zooey Deschanel so perfectly points out — the question of whether or not someone sees children in their future is one interviewers most often target toward women. And despite the sexist undertones that come along with the question, interviewers proceed to ask it.

While some choose not to answer, and others are unsure how to, some of our very own MAKERS have confronted it and answered it with ease. Because there is no shame in not wanting or choosing not to have children.

Click through the gallery above to read a few of our favorite responses from our MAKERS to the classic, "Do you see children in your future?" question.

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