Maybe I should clarify something, after a brief but huffy discussion with DrBob: if he thought I was saying that all women have to be mothers, some of you all might have heard it that way too. But no, that’s not what I meant.
I didn’t mean to imply that all women want to or should have kids, not at all. Of course there are women, in Germany as well as everywhere else, who simply don’t want to be moms, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But it’s nowhere near 30%. I’m arguing for the women who do want to have kids, but are not given the option, for whatever reason, and then get called lazy for it.