The dystopian novel “Brave New World” and the article “A Record Percentage of Women Don’t Have Kids” both explore the dystopian element of a concept is worshipped by society and why not having children is an easy decision for women. According to Ford in BNW, he described family life as “dangerous” and “full of misery” and therefore has convinced society, specifically women, that having children is a bad idea. In BNW, not having children gives people more freedom and happiness and they are able to live life without being attached to one significant other. By being given “pregnancy substitutes”, women are able to explore their options and have more fun without worrying about the “madness and suicide” of the old world. In “A Record Percentage of Women Don’t Have Kids”, having kids means every day is a “double-shift” for working women and a “challenge”. With “economic fallout”, “gender wage gap”, and the “sheer cost of raising a child”, Women are re-thinking the option to have children and are choosing to focus on their careers instead. More and more women are finding happiness without the need to raise a child and become a mother. In this day and age women are faced with many challenges about gender roles and meeting certain expectations that have been forced upon them. It seems as women are adapting to the concept of not having kids and taking advantage of the opportunities this freedom gives them. “Life without kids can be just as fufilling” and BNW exemplifies this in a way where the modern day society of women don’t have to be afraid of making their own decisions.