The âNo kidsâ debate continues - Arts & Culture - Macleans.ca Writer Anne Kingston takes on the impassionedand often cruelreader letters about her controversial article by Anne Kingston on Thursday, August 13, 2009 11:59pm - 376 Comments We knew The Case Against Having Kids, the August 3 cover story, would elicit response and debate. But we werent prepared for the delugewell over a hundred letters and more than 1,000 comments on Macleans.ca (at last count). Clearly, the subject struck a nerveand as one email indicates, even a gastrointestinal tract or two: Disgusted, was its subject line. It made me nauseous to read the article in fact, Im not even sure what was the point of the article aside from promoting yet another fad and the ultimate age of selfishness. So to recap the point of the article: to examine the small but growing strata of people who are choosing not to have children. The moment was ripe: Corinne Maiers manifesto No Kids: 40 Good Reasons Not to Have Children, which sparked furor in France last year, was about to land in North America. Increasingly those who are voluntarily childless are taken seriously as a statistical cohort and as the subject of research. Additionally, a number of high-profile women, such Cameron Diaz, have recently said they have no plans to have children.