A 27-year-old man has vowed to sue his parents for giving birth to him without his consent as he compares all births to “kidnap and slavery”. Raphael Samuel said he had a “great relationship” with his parents but that just didn’t make up for the injustice of the birth to begin with.
The Mumbai resident is an anti-natalist – meaning he believes it is wrong to put an unwilling child through the trials and tribulations of life for the pleasure of its parents.
The anti-natalist movement is gaining traction in India as younger people resist social pressure to have children.
Speaking to The Print Samuel said he loved his parents but “they had me for their joy and their pleasure.
“My life has been amazing, but I don’t see why I should put another life through the rigamarole of school and finding a career, especially when they didn’t ask to exist.”
Samuel’s not alone in his beliefs.
His preposterous Facebook page, Nihilanand, has hundreds of followers.
A good parent puts the child above is wants and needs… but the child itself is a want of the parent
One image posted to the group is captioned “parents are hypocrite”.
Some anti-natalist activists in India also argue that having children is a strain on Earth’s resources and environment.